Foods to Reduce or Avoid for Better Health

 

Although all of these foods can be used for specific health purposes, they contain certain elements that are strengthening and others that are toxic. Therefore, they have an extreme effect on the body's energy balance and are generally best avoided.

 

Animal products

Eggs

Poultry 

Red meat (beef, lamb, pork)

Wild game 

 

Dairy

Butter  

Cheese

Cream

Ice cream

Kefir

Margarine

Milk (buttermilk, skim milk)

Sour cream

Whipped cream

Yogurt

 

Fats

Lard or shortening

Processed vegetable oils

Soy margarine

 

Fish

Red-meat or blue-skinned fish, such as

Bluefish

Salmon

Swordfish

Tuna (though raw- meat tuna may be served occasionally with tamari soy sauce and a garnish of grated daikon or mustard)

 

Nuts

Brazil 

Cashew  

Hazel

Pistachio

 

Processed foods

Canned food

Chewing gum

Frozen food

Instant food

Polished (white) rice

Refined (white) flour

 

Foods processed with

Additives

Artificial coloring

Chemicals

Emulsifiers

Preservatives 

Sprays or dyes

Stabilizers

 

Stimulants

Alcohol

Coffee

Commercially dyed teas

Ginseng

Herbs

Spices (cayenne, cumin, etc.)

Stimulating aromatic teas (herb, mint, etc.)

Vinegar, except grain vinegar

 

Sweeteners

Carob

Chocolate

Corn syrup

Fructose

Honey

Maple syrup

Molasses

Saccharine and other artificial sweeteners 

Sugar (white, raw, brown, turbinado)

 

Tropical or subtropical fruits and beverages

Artificial beverages (soda, cola, etc.) 

Bananas

Coconut

Figs

Grapefruit  

Kiwi

Mangoes

Oranges

Papayas

Prunes 

 

Vegetables

Asparagus

Avocado

Bamboo shoots

Beets 

Curly dock

Eggplant

Fennel 

Ferns 

Green and red peppers

Green zucchini

Okra  

Plantain

Potato

Purslane

Shepherd’s purse

Sorrel

Spinach

Sweet potato 

Taro (albi) 

Tomato

Yams