As of late I have been doing a lot of research into the potentially harmful chemicals and additives that not only show up in our foods, but in our environment. Sure, now-a-days it’s impossible to be 100% clear of these items in your diet but what about cooking methods, utensils, and the basic environment we live in? These are all areas where we as health conscious individuals can be more cognoscente of what we are actually allowing into our bodies. I have found I need to educate myself and look a little deeper. I think this is especially true for those of us with young children. Paying a little more attention to what we consume, may very well extend, or improve your quality of Life.
Most companies #1 priority is getting you to buy something, so they hide these “harmful extras” with marketing terms, fancy sounding ingredient lists, and slogans all to push the sale. For example, what’s in your salad dressings? Sauces and condiments? There very well could be extra calories, additives, and chemicals that are undermining your health and hard work in the gym. In general, the shorter the ingredient list the better, especially when we are talking whole foods. I challenge you to take a serious look into some of these items that you are ALWAYS using. Spray butter, is it really a zero calorie miracle? Some products aren’t always what they claim to be.
Several of the Experts who are seeing this firsthand basically say it’s not just what you eat, but how you cook it, and what you cook it in. The containers, our air, what goes on our skin, and MORE! What about your bug repellant? Yes, I know what you are saying, it’s just too overwhelming; we’re doomed, right? Well not exactly, there’s hope! We might never be 100% Free of potentially harmful man-made chemicals, but you can start by checking out this useful list below for Tips on making your lifestyle a little more chemical ‘FREE’.
Before I entered into my Partnership with NUTRISHOP almost a year ago, I first had to do my homework. I decided long ago I would not associate myself with a company that does not stand by their products or the products they suggest as well as deliver on their promises. I must say that I have been blown away with the quality and integrity of the NUTRISHOP brand as well as the quality of products suggested by NUTRISHOP retailers. They will not suggest any brand or product that has not been thoroughly tested for purity. I never have to worry about extra fillers or chemicals leaching into these high quality products. I do not have to question the integrity of these products, and believe me that is extremely rare in this industry. So, if you are looking for a high quality retail nutrition shop, with an emphasis on top of the line Supplements that yield optimal results, please check out your local NUTRISHOP location!
Thank you for being a part of my journey and letting me be a part of yours! – AMY JO
20 TIPS FOR RIDDING YOUR LIFE OF CHEMICAL CALORIES
1. Eat meat and produce that is organic.
2. Eat foods with low Chemical Calories (worst offenders are butter, salmon, spinach, strawberries, cream cheese, raisons, apples, dill pickles, summer squash, green peppers, collards, processed cheese. Exception to this list is if the products are organic.)
3. Use organic or chemical-free cosmetics whenever possible.
4. Drink filtered water and bathe with filtered water.
5. Look for household cleaners that do not contain chemicals.
6. Take your supplements on a regular basis. (Suggested to take a multi vitamin supplement, CoQ-10,Omega-3 essential fatty acids, Milk Thistle, soluble fiber, and Alpha Lipoic Acid)
7. Wear natural fiber clothing and avoid clothing that is flame retardant, and “easy care”.
8. Have an air filter in your car, and stay at least 4 car lengths away from vehicles when driving.
9. Use air filters in your home.
10. Fill your rooms with plants that absorb toxins such as spider plants.
11. Use natural bug repellants.
12. Use gloves when fueling your car with gasoline.
13. Look for toys made of natural materials.
14. Don’t store food in plastic containers. Fat acts as a magnet for chemical calories.
15. Do not use cling free wrap or plastic containers when heating food in a microwave.
16. Don’t drink hot beverages from polystyrene cups.
17. Avoid using “non-stick” frying pans.
18. To speed up the “out-gassing” of a new refrigerator or stove, leave inside small containers of vegetable oil to absorb the toxins.
19. Avoid chemical hair dyes. If you must use them, take extra vitamin C and E and a dose of soluble fiber before your visit.
20. If you eat a meal that is high in “chemical calories”, take some soluble fiber as soon as possible to reduce the absorption.