Hi guys, welcome to my first blog!!! Today I wanted to talk about 5 foods that you should be avoiding….not just for weight loss, but for your overall health. Lots of things we, as a population, eat on a day to day basis are detrimental to our long term health and our weight. So when you are next filling up your shopping trolley make sure you are not eating these 5 foods, number two may shock you, as it is one of the “I thought that was healthy” products……
- Takeaway Food
The most popular takeaway foods are extremely high in fats, sugars and sodium, and are low in healthy vitamins, minerals and fibre. They are also full of MSG. MSG causes allergic reactions, asthma attacks and headaches.
Margarine is loaded with trans fats, free radicals, emulsifiers and preservatives. Any of those alone can lead to heart disease, cancer, bone problems, hormonal imbalances, skin disease, infertility and many more health problems. It would be better to stick to a bit of butter which at least has some nutritional content to it!
Yes, you guessed it, and we all know sugar is bad for us but why and what alternative is there to sugar? First of all sugar suppresses the immune system, leads to weight gain and steals precious minerals from your body. Certain nutrients are removed from sugar in the refining process which causes your body the inability to process it. The ultimate goal is to reduce your sugar intake and please be aware that sugar is in so much of what you buy in the supermarket.
- Artificial Sweeteners
One of the most well know artificial sweeteners is Aspartame. Medical practitioners often refer to it as a known carcinogen, which means poisonous. They may save you calories but there is strong evidence that they promote hunger and increase your appetite as well as causing various health problems. I used to be a huge Pepsi Max and Diet Coke drinker but artificial sweeteners are in all of your diet drinks so it is now time to get rid of them! Go on, if I can do it so can you!
- Processed meats
Most processed meats are made from animals that have been given growth hormones, antibiotics and other drugs that stick in their bodies and are passed on to you when you eat them. They are also raised in conditions that cause them to have diseases. Most processed meats also contact cancer promoting chemicals. When choosing your meats, it is best to go to the actual meat counter at the supermarket as these meats tend to be from grass fed animals.
Definitely time to start thinking about what you place in your trolley!
Until next time!