Yesterdays’ post reminded me of an article I found about foods in most houses that should be thrown out, donated to charity or given to the pigs…if you have any. Here are the first five:

1. Pasteurized, Homogenized Milk: There’s a raw milk movement steam rolling across this country because of the health issues caused by commercial milk. Buying organic is a better choice, but eliminating milk from your diet would be ideal.

2. White Bread: With nothing to commend it nutritionally, buy organic whole grain bread made without enriched flours and do your intestines a favor.

3. Vegetable Oils: Blended from seeds and plants, oils are an important part of your daily diet so choose ones that are non-GMO (genetically modified organism) and grown organically. A few examples to buy are: extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and ghee (clarified butter).

4. Mac & Cheese Box: An inexpensive and quick favorite for children and adults alike, but opt for the organic whole grain or dairy-free version of M&C. Better still make your own from scratch.

5. Canned Soups: Most are loaded with sodium and questionable oils. Go instead with low sodium, organic soups in aseptic containers.