Get Out Your New Notebooks and Pencils. It's Time to Eat Smart. 12 Things You Need to Stop Eating Right Now

It's that back-to-school, back-to-work time of year when we buy new notebooks and pencils and want a fresh start. For me, that means putting away the hamburgers, hot dogs and black raspberry ice cream I allowed myself to eat all summer, and getting back to the business of eating right. It was hard to deprive myself during my treatment over the last eight months for Stage I breast cancer. During chemotherapy, when everything tasted like wet cement, I turned to eating sugary cereals and licorice candy when they were the only things that tasted good. OK, watermelon also remained delicious, but when you are holding the "C" card, it can be a great excuse for a lot of things. Now, it's a great reason to stop the insanity of putting things into my body that are just unhealthy. With all the amazingly healthy foods available to create a delicious, satisfying diet, there really isn't any excuse for eating what I'll call "The Dirty Dozen": 1. Processed Meat. That's hot dogs, bacon, sausage, salami. Unless you actually ARE an Oscar Meyer Weiner, your diet should stop being a lot of bologna. Read what the Institute for Natural Healing has to say. 2. Red Meat - I love a great NY Strip and I'll probably treat myself a few times a year. If you must, go organic, and sorry, but grilling meat is like cooking cancer. The Medical Daily has some more info here. 3. Non-organic chicken and non-organic milk. When it comes to milk, eggs and chicken, hormones and antibiotics are just bad news. Eve...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news