In researching information for a friend who’s just been diagnosed with lung cancer, I came across a very interesting piece of information. According to research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine done by the American Thoracic Society, researchers concluded that a diet high in inorganic phosphates, which are found in many processed foods, including meats, cheeses, beverages and bakery products, could not only stimulate the growth of lung cancer, but also may contribute to development of malignant tumors in people with a predisposition for lung cancer.
It just highlights the truth, once again, that the first thing you can do to improve your health or ensure that you remain healthy is to pay close attention to your diet. What you choose to fuel your body with makes all the difference.
Jack Lalanne’s advice is still sound: If God didn’t make it, don’t eat it! When you eat food from a package, chances are great you won’t know what all the ingredients listed are. When you eat a piece of fresh fruit you know exactly what it is (assuming it is not genetically modified or commercially grown using pesticides – but that’s an entirely separate post!).
Keep your food choices as clean as possible and you will not only avoid problems, but enjoy better health as well.