Dr. Ted Broer advises against the consumption of pork and other high fat lunch meats, along with shellfish, margarine and other hydrogenated oils, junk foods and high fat dairy products. Additionally, he cautions against drinking beverages with aspartame (like diet sodas), chlorinated water, caffeine products and alcohol. Broer also recommends that shoppers stay away from certain cereals, including Cocoa Puffs, Frosted Flakes, Kellogg's Pops, Corn Flakes and Kix.
Dr. Ted Broer is a university trained biochemist, exercise physiologist and licensed nutritionist. Broer's parents were German, so he was raised on foods like sauerkraut, wiener schnitzel, pork chops, hot dogs and sausage. As a result, Broer nearly died of heart disease at the age of 27.
Since his near death experience, he has spent over two decades studying the relationships between nutrition, exercise, disease and premature death. He is particularly well-known for his list of foods and beverages that should not be consumed.
Broer is particularly adamant about the negative impact of pork on the human body. Pork is one of the highest saturated fat meats, with only approx 25 percent of its calories coming from the protein group, and up to 75 percent of its calories coming from saturated fat. Additionally, pork is frequently often used in processed products like lunch meats.