Make That Grocery List, Check It Twice: ‘The Herbal Pharmacist’ Gives You Tips on Healthy Foods

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Flatbreads and wraps contain potassium bromated – or brominated flour – which may be lined to kidney and nervous system disorders. Foreman recommended lettuce leaves for wraps because they are easy to use and have a lot less calories than bread.

Be careful when buying orange, cranberry and grape juices. While they can be a great source of vitamin C, antioxidants and resveratrol, many brands contain a lot of sugars and chemicals used to preserve the juices and maintain their color. Fresh or dried fruit are better substitutes.

And many people buy soy milk as a substitute for regular milk, especially for those who are lactose intolerant, but Foreman said excessive consumption of soy milk has been linked to an increased production of estrogen, which leads to other health risks, and some soybeans have been found to contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which have recently been in the news for causing a rash of health problems.

One possible alternative is almond milk, but buyers should check labels and avoid almond milk that contains carrageenan, a compound that has been linked to digestive tract problems.

“It’s always a good idea to take a step back and reevaluate your routine menus and make updates to it as new evidence emerges on what’s considered healthy,” Foreman said.

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