Recently on my Facebook Timeline someone posted the Meme or Jpg above. I am not a health expert so I did some research to review what is so wrong with C.R.A.P.?
Ingredients like caramel color or yellow dye 5 give sodas their unique tint and are far from natural for our bodies. Research shows they cause tumor growth and California has even put one of these chemicals (4-methylimidazole) on its list of cancer-causing substances!
Aspartame acts as an excitotoxin that overstimulates and kills brains cells. 75% of the side-effect complaints the FDA receives for food additives come from aspartame.
Refined Sugar is bad for you because it raises the insulin level in your blood. Raised blood insulin levels depress the immune system. If your immune system is depressed then your ability to fight disease is weakened. Raised blood insulin levels can cause weight gain. Insulin promotes the storage of fat; so, when you eat foods high in refined sugar, you increase fat storage.
Artificial food products, generally of high protein content, produced by new technological methods from such nutritive substances as proteins or their component amino acids, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and trace elements. These artificial foods can damage liver, testicles, thyroid, heart and kidneys
Processed foods are those that are treated to preserve them, enhance their flavor or to change the texture of a food. Many processed foods have added trans fats, salt, sugar or high-fructose corn syrup and monosodium glutamate, or MSG. Avoiding these foods can prevent weight gain, heart disease and diabetes.
After researching CRAP I had a discussion with my wife about how we could avoid all the CRAP that is out there.
This made me think of things spiritually as well. There is a lot of CRAP being ingested spiritually.
C The C in the spiritual C.R.A.P is CULTURE. We allow the culture to impact the church. We confuse culture with true Christianity. We allow our culture to dictate our theology.
R The R in the spiritual C.R.A.P is RELIGION. All religion is not of God even many of the older ones. Much of religion is man made. Men constantly carve their own path to God and that path is typically thru a man other than Jesus.
A The A in the spiritual C.R.A.P is ARTIFICIAL. The world has it’s own specialized religion called “self help”. Self-help is artificial manufactured religion. It’s not designed to eternally save only to make money.
P The P in the spiritual C.R.A.P is POLITICS. Politics is the practice and theory of influencing other people on a civic or individual level. That can be problematic to a church that should be influenced by the Spirit not the cajoling or manipulation of mere men.
So whether in the physical or in the spiritual, we all need to cut the C.R.A.P!
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