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Foods To Avoid

Overtime our bodies can be internally poisoned by eating the wrong foods. That’s why it’s so important to eat as fresh as possible and limit our intake of processed and artificial foods.

Here is a comprehensive list of common additives found in foods which I have found very helpful when shopping.

Because of the modern diet eating ingredients such as sugar and salt and the wrong kind of fats have a negative effect on our bodies long term.  The immune system is weakened and therefore unable to function effectively, this leads to the poor health and toxin related damage to organs.

Once you have started on the Supercharged Foods program your taste buds will change and you will look forward to nothing more than healthy, fresh and alive foods.  I have put together a list of common foods that should be avoided as much as possible and ones that contribute to disease and aging.

Wheat, Cow's Milk and Soy are not good for people with low immune systems. Wheat products contain glue in the form of gluten and milk contains casein which are hard for people to digest and for our bodies to process.  Neuro-toxins are found in these products too. The combination of these ingredients are what causes a wide range of digestive disorders.  The glue is extremely damaging to the intestines as it destroys the lining of the intestines which can lead to problems such as malabsorption and mal-digestion.

Even though you may be eating great foods the vitamins and minerals are not getting through. That is why many new studies have shown that a large number of modern diseases such as Crohns, Coeliacs, IBS, Candida and Food allergies etc are caused by vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

In some cases the glue will contribute to holes being created in the lining of the intestines and foods can seep through causing food allergies and fibro-myalgia.  The neuro-toxins also pass through the damaged intestinal wall and this causes rapid firing of neurons in the brain, the reason for brain fog and depression and anxiety.

Having the Supercharged Food Super Shake daily or making sure you are eating nutrient rich foods will build up your immune system and provide much needed vitamins and minerals into your body. Sometimes people who have damaged intestinal walls need to eat soups and easily absorbed food gentle enough for their systems for some time to give the chance for the body to heal.

Processed Foods
Avoid anything processed and foods containing fake ingredients. The processing component removes vitamins and minerals from foods so they are left with no nutritional value.  After food has been processed it is injected with artificial ingredients and additives to enhance its flavour and taste. A large proportion of these additives are neuro-toxic and extremely damaging to general health.

Unfortunately children’s foods contain an abundance of additives and colourants which children react badly too.  They contribute to the rise in new childhood conditions such as ADHD, Asthma, Diabetes, Food Allergies and Digestive disorders in addition to obesity and hyperactivity.
Genetically modified foods are to difficult for the body to process and put a strain on the immune system. This includes GM soy and GM soy based products.

Sugar
All forms of sugar should be avoided or cut out from your diet as much as possible.  This includes white and brown sugar, too many fruits, and sugar substitutes. Many low fat meals have artificial sugars added.  Artificial sugars are the worst foods you can eat and are the cause of many health problems.

Table Salt
Replace table salt with a good ocean sea salt. Many types of fast foods are jam-packed with table salt along with canned and packaged foods.  Too much table salt can contribute to high blood pressure and heart disease.

Man-Made Fats
Man made vegetable oils and fats are not good for your health,  in particular Trans fats which are hydrogenated liquid oils.   As a result of hydrogenation, Trans fatty acids are formed.  Trans fats are mostly found in many commercially packaged foods and fried foods such as the food which is available in fast food outlets, it can also be found in micro-waved popcorn as well as in vegetable shortening and hard stick margarine.

The best fats to stick to are Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, seed and nut oils and Coconut Oil in moderation. Be wary of low fat products as when the fat is removed the ingredients that are added are usually more sugar, or artificial sugars, sodium, flavourings, fillers like guar gum and binding agents and chemicals.

The best thing to do when in doubt about what to buy is to try and eat real food.  Food that is close to nature and not processed or packaged.  Eating more gluten free grains like quinoa and buckwheat, fresh low fructose fruits and a multitude of brightly coloured vegetables, limiting man-made fats and eating moderate amounts of protein will provide optimal nutrition for the body and mind.

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Comments (37)

  • sue franzi

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    Hi your recipe chocolate chip coconut bars in the well being magazine states to mix the mixture with the dry ingredients, what are the dry ingredients? I presume 1 cup of coconut isn’t going to make 12 bars. Look to hearing from you.
    Regards
    Sue

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  • gail

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    Great book.

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    • lee

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      Thank you 🙂

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  • sharlene

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    Hi. I was wondering what you could use in a recipe instead,of dried fruit, it’s asking for 1 cup and I am trying to go sugar free

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  • Tina

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    Hey Sue! Would love to know what the best bread would be to eat?
    I know that most breads are made with sugar and vegetable oil, I’m just not too sure which breads are the best that do not have any additives/sugar/vegetable oil/anthing horrible !!!!

    Thanks so much xx

    Tina

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    • lee

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      ones that are gluten free with no additives are best, so buckwheat or brown rice bread, some people are ok with traditional sour dough also

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      • Fiona

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        Hi Lee,
        Can you tell me, if gluten is bad, why is it OK to eat sour dough? I love sour dough and am keen to keep eating it. I avoid other breads.

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        • lee

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          Sour dough is ok to eat if if doesn’t give you any symptoms 🙂 lee

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  • kaoutar

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    What is the best milk to consume, i heard that dairy milk is not really healthy, as well as soymilk bought at supermarkets..

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    • lee

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      I make my own almond milk which is healthy and delicious

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  • Melinda

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    Hi I am new to your blog and have just bought your new book. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 2 years ago. I am extremely fatigued and in pain. I am looking forward to changing my food habits and seeing an improvement.

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    • lee

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      I hope you enjoy the recipes lee x

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  • Julia

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    Hi Lee, just wondering which book would be best for my mum who suffers from fibromyalgia and osteoporosis. Also which book for my aunt has fibromyalgia and an auto immune disease. Thank you very much,
    Julia

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    • lee

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      Hi Julia, both books would work but the second book might be preferable as the recipes are made with anti inflammatory ingredients. x Lee

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  • Kimberly

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    Hi Lee. I have just started using your supercharged foods cook book. I have made 2 things so far and have both been disasters. The coconut wraps…. The mixture immediately went to a think dough…. I tried to spread the mixture in the pan, how ever it was like glue. I have then just tried to make the snappy flax crackers…they are not cracker like at all. More like a bendy pancake. Is there a knack to these two particular recipes? I have the chia and flaxseed loaf in the oven now, and I am nervous that this will be a disaster too. I look forward to a response. Best, kimberly

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    • lee

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      Hi Kimberley, sorry to hear that, the coconut wraps shouldn’t be gluey at all. Did you whisk the egg whites well and what kind of milk did you use in them? The flax crackers should be crunchy too, did they crunch up when you took them out of the oven, I make these alot at home and I am not sure why they are not crunchy for you? Let me know if you did anything different from the recipe? How was the chia and flaxseed loaf?

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  • Steve

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    Hi Lee

    Just two quick ones.

    Please advise the best almind milk to purchase and from where.i am time poor and unable make my own at the moment.

    Secondly, can you comment on the vital greens supplement product?

    Thanks so much Steve

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    • lee

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      Hi Steve,

      I use the Eco Mil almond milk as it contains no sugar or artificial sweeteners. I haven’t used vital greens but it does seem to have alot of ingredients. Green powders are good for detoxing and alkalising the body but some can be expensive so it’s a good idea to weigh up all of the factors like the taste and how much you need to take. I use the green superfood powder from these guys: http://greennutritionals.com.au/

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  • Raelene

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    Hi Lee,
    I have read your book Supercharged Food. I have not found a mention of legumes. What are your thoughts on these in particular chickpeas?

    Thanks Raelene

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    • lee

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      They give me tummy ache but if they are ok for you there’s no harm in eating them

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  • healingjourneygirl

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    Do mean to avoid ALL soy, including fermented soy. I just ask this because I read your story…and I am kind of where you were in 2006. : ( I have found soy and fermented foods (and other histamine foods) to be problematic. When I read your story about reacting to foods, it sounds so similar to me. Did you react to histamine foods as well when you were very unwell? Did you find recovery slow? I also had a parasite and had to take extreme antibiotics, which affected me greatly. I have to be very careful about which strains of probiotics I take otherwise they also cause reactions. Slow but steady wins the race I guess.

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  • Zophia

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    Hi Lee,
    When I was 22 I was diagnosed with diebetes, then when I turned 32 I also was diagnosed with thyroid, now I am 42 and have also been diagnosed with nuerosarcoidosis. After lots of research and I came across your book which I am very excited about, but my only concern is the leaky gut diet along with diabetes, will this be a problem?
    Thanks Zophia

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    • lee

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      That would be ok 🙂 just trial the Foods that make you feel good 🙂

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  • Anna

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    Hello, I tried to make your magic broth last night 🙂 it’s my first time ever making a stock, so baby steps… My chicken never produced any foam in the beginning? Why would this be??? I boiled it for ten minutes before I remembered to put all the other ingredients in. And then I put the parsley and garlic in by accident too. Would these two deviations from the original recipe be the reason? I would’ve thought chicken foam would occur naturally?? Wondering if it was the chicken?
    Thanks for your recipe and blog. Looking forward to building my immunity after a nasty few months of flu.

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    • lee

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      That’s ok its not necessary to produce the foam, Hope your flu is better. Lee

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  • Marianela

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    I love my strawberry and yogurt smoothie. It perks me right up in the morning. Awesome article =) If you want to supercharge your metabolism, it does help to eat a nutritious diet with unprocessed food.

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    • lee

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      Thanks Marianela! We talk the same talk! x

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  • Heather

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    Hi Lee, I have your book Eat Yourself Beautiful and was wondering what gluten free self-raising flour you use for the Chia and flaxseed loaf.

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    • lee

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      Hello 🙂 I use my own mix but you could use the Organ brand which I think is ok. Lee

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  • Jannine

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    Hi Lee. My husband has had psoriasis for several years. And sadly now our daughter, who’s 9, is coming out in psoriatic patches. From our research a leaky gut is a major contributing factor. Which book would you recommend we start with?

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    • lee

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      Hi Jannine, I would start with Eat Yourself beautiful or Heal Your Gut books 🙂 Lee

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  • SHELLB

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    Hi Lee, just saw you aired on Shark Tank congratulations. I have Alopecia Totalis which I have struggled with for almost 9 years. I have a very similar western medical history anti-immunos/cortisone plus many eastern medical powders potions acupuncture, Kinesiology, naturopathy and homeopathy with no long term results. Can u pls recommend which books or nutrition plan for me. I’ve read many stories of doet helping Auto immune inc Alopecia. Cheers

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    • lee

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      Hello 🙂 thanks for your message and I think a great place to start for you is the heal your gut book or heal your gut online program which I developed along with specialist and experts in gut health. If you’re a vegetarian the vegetarian book is good and if you have a family and interested in anti-inflammatory family recipes then the Eat Yourself beautiful book would be a good addition to your kitchen 🙂

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  • Eliza

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    Hi
    For the past 2 years I have been struggling with recurrent yeast and urinary tract/kidney infections, sometimes overlapping. i have had numerous tests resulting in no answers. I have now done my own research and am wondering whether i have canidia overgrowth syndrome. if so, would healing my gut help with this and stopping the growth of bad bacteria?

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    • lee

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      Yes very much so and also the heal your gut recipes

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      • eliza

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        thanks lee! went and purchased your book this afternoon!

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  • Jhafi

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    For healthy food, you must leave the soft drinks and smoking, even if you keep track of your diet is not a healthy system.. thanks for great post

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