Every day many of us are being threatened by terrorist cells of sinister, highly destructive enemies far more deadly than Barack Hussein Obama, traitors in the Congress, liars in the media and Islamic jihadists combined.
Our home and business security systems, conceal and carry weaponry and detailed intelligence reports are insufficient to protect us from them. In fact, many of us eagerly welcome and entertain these vicious intruders into our lives, our bodies and brains on a daily basis. These terrorists are rampantly consuming our finances, wrecking our health and assaulting our posterity.
Their sworn purpose is to steal, kill and destroy as many as possible while providing big profits for huge corporations. Sadly, most of us have no clue as to who they are, what they are doing and where they are hiding.
Who are they? What are they up to? Where are they? How can they be stopped?
We have obtained the names of some of these well-organized and well-financed terrorists who are bent on the wholesale destruction of our entire nation. One of them is refined sugar, closely allied with high fructose corn syrup (isolated fructose), and their close friend artificial sweeteners, AKA Aspartame and Sucralose. They have gradually infiltrated multitudes of highly processed food products. Their presence, when ingested in the human body, creates an addiction, hooking into our brain cells in the same way as heroin and cocaine.
These subversives are abundantly present in sodas and most popular energy drinks. Soda pop has replaced drinking water in the lives of many people of all ages in the USA. Vending machines in schools and colleges provide quick and easy access to toxic sweeteners along with phosphoric acid, sodium benzoate, artificial flavors and colors and the ever popular terrorist group leader, caffeine.
Researchers accurately point to an abundance of health risks associated with drinking soda including dehydration, gastrointestinal problems, obesity, type 2 diabetes, bone-related problems, kidney problems, cardiovascular problems and caffeine addictions.
We are tired and stressed and look to sugar and caffeine for a temporary high that hastens us prematurely to the day we die.
Then there is artificial sweeteners and Caffeine’s good buddy MSG, aka Monosodium Glutamate. He can be found in almost all fast food. MSG’s job is to open up the pores in our tongues to make junk food taste better so we want more and more of it. We then believe we really need this kind of food because we like the way it smells and tastes, its pleasing textures and how it seems to satisfy and comfort. MSG also has the covert assignment of generating excitotoxins which excite and kill our brain cells.
Also, be on the lookout too for that morning Mocha further allowing that dangerous duo, Sugar and Caffeine, to steal minerals from your teeth and bones and damage your nervous system.
Too many of us are overfed with food that really isn’t food resulting in our being overweight and undernourished. Our bodies need good fuel for good health. You wouldn’t knowingly put dirty, polluted gas in your car’s fuel tank. Then why would you put food deliberately laced with harmful chemicals into your body on a regular basis?
How can we begin to stop and rid ourselves of these highly toxic enemies lurking on grocery store shelves, in restaurants, coffee shops, in our kitchens and kids’ lunch boxes?
Don’t buy the bad stuff is a good place to start. Embark on a new adventure of replacing soda, energy and caffeine drinks with good, pure and truly refreshing water. Get some good coconut water, raw honey for sweetener, and organically grown fruits and vegetables. Maybe even have a small garden and learn about and plant some herbs.
Replace sugary cereals and snacks with fresh fruits. Good organic apples and bananas are two examples of God’s fast foods! Avoid highly processed canned and packaged foods, many of which are overloaded with harmful sweeteners and sodium. Read food product labels in the grocery stores. If you can’t pronounce what’s in it, it may be a clue that you shouldn’t be buying it or eating it.
“And God said, ‘See, I have given you every green herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.” Genesis 1:29
“Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine he drank…Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink…And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared better and fatter in flesh than all the young men who ate the portion of the king’s delicacies.” Daniel 1:8a, 12, 15
If you have received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. God warns us of the dangers of destroying His temple (I Corinthians 3:16-17).
“For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit which are God’s.” -I Corinthians 6:19-20
Real change is usually painful. Changing your eating habits is no exception. If your taste buds have been perverted to crave and enjoy junk food, it will take them about a month to be retrained to enjoy the good healthy stuff. Stick with the changes you are making. Become a student of healthy eating and living.
Keep your focus on the good steps you are taking, not on the destructive path you are leaving behind. Greater freedom and better physical, mental and even spiritual health for you and your family will be some of the wonderful rewards well worth the adjustments and pain of change.