Humans’ genes have not changed for thousands of year; only lifestyle has. And it makes all the difference. How healthy people are almost entirely depends on what they put in their bodies.
The most important foods to avoid are the acid-forming foods, Dr. Daryl Gioffre, celebrity nutritionist and author of GET OFF YOUR ACID. The biggest offenders are sugar, grain, dairy, artificial sweeteners, processed foods, unhealthy fats, soda and caffeine.
They have a stacking effect. They build up in the body and cause more toxicity and inflammation. All of these can cause digestive issues and weight gain in the short term but can lead to serious health conditions such as cancer and diabetes in the long run.
Anytime something acidic is introduced into your body, it has a buffer system to help neutralize those acids. One of those primary buffers is fat, Dr. Gioffre adds.
“Your body would rather hold onto fat, encapsulating the acid or toxin, in order to protect the body from being harmed or damaged.” It is a self-protective mechanism designed to keep you healthy, in the short run. In the long run, it makes you heavier and more toxic, he says.