The 4 Rules You Should Follow To Avoid Eating GMOs

There is much talk around the natural health niche about the danger of genetically modified organisms in our food. They are also referred to and known as “GMOs.”

According to the Non GMO Project: GMOs (or “genetically modified organisms”) are organisms that have been created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This relatively new science allows DNA from one species to be injected into another species in a laboratory, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.

Over the past year, we have been learning a lot about GMOs, and the more we hear about them, the more we want to encourage you to avoid them at all cost.

Based on the studies that have been done in the past, they are a major detriment to our health in more ways than one, and experts say that over 80% of the food that is in the typical grocery store has GMOs in them, which leads finding high quality natural food is getting harder and harder.

Some of the past studies on GMOs have shown:

*GMOs increase the chance of getting a food allergy

*When eating GMOs bodily toxicity increases

*GMOs create negative effects to your digestive system

To ensure that you achieve your lean strong body goal in the shortest time possible, and do it safely, we recommend that you stay away from eating GMOs at all cost.

Ideally, to ensure that a product doesn’t have GMOs in it, you will have to look at the ingredient label and follow these specific guidelines.

The 4 Rules To Follow

1) Stay away from anything that has soy, because 99.9% of the soy that is produced in this country is genetically modified.

2) If you see an ingredient with anything that says “hydrogenated (fill in the blank)” do not eat this product. The genetic structure has been scientifically altered, and is something that your body does not recognize. (EG Skippy Peanut Butter)

3) Stay away from anything with artificial sweeteners, as this is legal poison. For example: Aspartame, Sucralose, Saccharine, Splenda.

4) High Fructose Corn Syrup is something you should stay away from at all cost, as it is another form of genetically modified sweetener that not only makes you fat, but more so messes with your hormones.

If the food has the Non-GMO Project Verified sticker on the label it is safe to eat, and has no traces of GMOs in the food.

Here is what the Non-GMO Project Verified sticker will look like

Dr Oz has also done a show in the past on the dangers of GMOs in our food. Click here to see the segment.

  • John Phung

    I’ve never heard about the risks of GMO’s…thanks for clarifying them! The 4 rules should apply to everyone, not just entrepreneurs.

    Where’s the best place to find high quality natural foods? I’m thinking the farmer’s market, but I’m not 100% sure.

    • Lean Strong Body

      There are some foods you can find in grocery stores, Costco, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Farmers Markets etc. Just make sure you read the ingredient label…that is the true test. Each place listed in this list does carry foods with GMOs.

      Also in some cases you can also buy products direct from the manufacturer, where in some cases it is cheaper for you as the consumer.

  • Tony R. Green

    @johnphung:disqus I haven’t heard of these either, but thanks for the post LSB.  However, it’s not just Skippy’s peanut butter that has hydrogenated oil, it’s most other brands as well.  And don’t slam on Skippy’s too hard, because they have a “Natural” Peanut Butter, which we buy, that has Palm oil and no hydrogenated oils…only roasted peanuts, sugar, palm oil, salt in that order.  There’s no need to stir like most other “natural” peanut butters (if you do, it’s very little) and it tastes great.

  • Kimba44

    All of the Organic 365 products at Whole Foods Market are “GMO free”….

  • apeman2502

     Adam’s peanut butter? I must have it.