A few comments regarding what I have seen here. Any bread or refined grain will cause an insulin response. The more fiber the less the insulin production. Stick with whole grains and limit yourself to one slice of bread or ˝ cup of whole grain per meal.
Peanuts are bad for you and there is lots you can read on this on the CrossFit site. Use almond butter as a substitute. Celery with nut butter is an old favorite.
Use real butter. Polyurethane foam is made from vegetable oil. So is margarine, and it too is a plasticized product. Please don’t eat it, or you will end up with gallbladder problems among other things.
Black olives have a high level of process chemicals in them so they should be avoided.
Raw foods from the cabbage family are high in oxalic acid and should be cooked. For salads, cook and then chill for the next day.
Soy products have now been linked to several health concerns, one being they mimic estrogen in the body and contribute to breast, ovarian and prostrate cancer.
Butter fat is utilized by the body differently than animal fat from flesh and skin. So, cheese fat is better for you than meat fat, but because of the high animal fat content, it should be used in moderation. Use white cheese. Yellow cheese is colored with food dyes that are garbage. Tillamook makes a very nice white cheddar. Mozzarella usually has less fat per gram of protein.
Watch the salt, baking soda, and baking powder sources you use. Some of these have aluminum which has been linked to dementia. A good product for salt is Real Salt. But you then need to keep track of iodine. Buy a dark tincture and paint a 3” patch on your hip or similar location. If it is gone in 24 hours repeat until some still remains. You can’t overdose.
I have posted some ideas in the sections under Zone Foods. My favorite quick veggie snack on the go is one bean salad. Open a can of green beans, drain and spray with some Italian dressing. You can keep these anywhere for a quick bite. For 1 block I also eat two boiled egg whites with a half a piece of fruit and three nuts.
Note how many people develop diseased as they go through life. These usually are not caused buy one event like eating poisoned water melon. They are usually caused by an accumulation of pour eating, and environmental exposure. You can limit your exposure to both by eating foods from varied sources. You can do this by eating a wide variety of foods. My rule of thumb, if I ate it last week, I will not buy it this week. The more sources of food you eat, the higher likelihood you will get the nutrients you need.
Please see my post on “Water Pollution” on the Crossfit site under Nutrition.