Why eat Naked?
[ 1 ] No Added Artificial Preservatives or Food Additives
Preservation of food through food additives is commonly found in bottled, canned and other manufactured products that you can find on supermarket shelves. This is useful and convenient for individuals who can’t afford or have no access to fresh produce much like if you were an astronaut in space or stuck in a bunker during an apocalypse (we are not kidding). Other than that, it should be avoided as often as you can as most of the additives or processing methods are known to be related to cancer or disease.
[ 2 ] No Added Sugar or Artificial Sweeteners
Sugar is a drug. Have you ever tried going on a diet without any form of sugar? We have - and it felt like something was missing in our lives. It affected our behaviour and thought processes. The s*** was real. Refined sugars should be avoided as often as you can. Excess amounts on a regular basis may lead to liver and heart problems, obesity and addiction.
[ 3 ] No Added MSG
Have you ever eaten something and felt MEGA thirsty for hours afterwards? How about eating something with your hands and the flavour lingered on your fingers for hours or even days? Yeap, it was real tasty but was also monosodium glutamate. We once knew a chef who added MSG into all his salads and salad dressings. That ain't cool. MSG has been shown to cause inflammation, cancer, headaches and muscle pains. Check out the medical studies below.
[ 4 ] No Dairies (optional)
Latest studies has found that milk and lactose intakes are related to cancer risks (prostate and ovarian), digestive problems, irritable bowels and allergies. In the end, the risks do outweigh the benefits and it is best to reduce intake as often as possible.
[ 5 ] No Gluten (optional)
Gluten is a protein found in many grains including wheat, rye and barley. Although it is known that gluten does not pose any negative effects on individuals with no Celiac Disease or other known gluten-related disorders, a study in 2012 found that, "the human organism is still largely vulnerable to the toxic effects of this protein complex, particularly due to a lack of adequate adaptation of the gastrointestinal and immunological responses”. Findings of irritable bowel syndrome, anaemia, cancer, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fatigue, anxiety, depression and many more have been known to be related to gluten.
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Itsines, K. (2015, September 23). What Does Eating Refined Sugar Do To Your Body? Retrieved from https://www.kaylaitsines.com/blogs/news/65473923-what-does-eating-refined-sugar-do-to-your-body
Nakanishi, Y., Tsuneyama, K., Fujimoto, M., Salunga, T.L., Nomoto, K., An, J.-L., … Gershwin, M.E. (2008), Monosodium glutamate (MSG): A villain and promoter of liver inflammation and dysplasia. Journal of Autoimmunity, 30(1-2), 42-50. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896841107001400
Baad-Hansen, L., Cairns, B., Ernberg, M. and Svensson, P. (2009), Effect of systemic monosodium glutamate (MSG) on headache and pericranial muscle sensitivity. Cephalalgia. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2982.2009.01881.x
Ireland, C. (2006, December 7). Hormones in milk can be dangerous. Retrieved from http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/2006/12.07/11-dairy.html
Hyman, M (2010, June 24). Dairy: 6 Reasons Why You Should Avoid It At All Costs. Retrieved from http://drhyman.com/blog/2010/06/24/dairy-6-reasons-you-should-avoid-it-at-all-costs-2/
Goldschmidt, V. Debunking the Milk Myth: Why Milk Is Bad For You and Your Bones. Retrieved from http://saveourbones.com/osteoporosis-milk-myth/
Larsson, S.C., Bergkvist, L., & Wolk, A. (2004), Milk and lactose intakes and ovarian cancer risk in the Swedish Mammography Cohort. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 80(5), 1353-1357. Retrieved from http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/80/5/1353.full.pdf+html
Sapone, A., Bai, J. C., Ciacci, C., Dolinsek, J., Green, P. H., Hadjivassiliou, M., … Fasano, A. (2012). Spectrum of gluten-related disorders: consensus on new nomenclature and classification. BMC Medicine, 10, 13. http://doi.org/10.1186/1741-7015-10-13
Hyman, M (2011, March 17). Gluten: What You Don’t Know Might Kill You. Retrieved from http://drhyman.com/blog/2011/03/17/gluten-what-you-dont-know-might-kill-you/