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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Healthy Foods : Real Vs. Garbage

 

   Eating healthy is the biggest thing right now. You see it everywhere "eat healthy", you see labels that say "natural" and in your mind that means healthy. But not all food labeled "healthy" is actually healthy. Here are my personal guidelines to real healthy foods.



  • Does it come from the ground, plant, or tree? If yes, most likely it's healthy.
  • Is it in its natural state? Such as "does this fruit actually look like this?" If it looks odd, most likely it's not healthy.
  • Are there added hormones, pesticides, bleach, chemicals, or fillers? Most chicken fresh or frozen is bleached! Gross! Try to avoid chemicals in food and added hormones. If you want beef, get grass fed, no hormones or antibiotics. Hormones and antibiotics stay in the meat and then you ingest it. Especially if you are a woman, you don't want those added hormones. And lets face it, antibiotics will mess up your digestive system, making you gain weight!
  • Does it contain corn or soy? If it does is it organic? If it is not organic chances are it's GE (genetically engineered) which means someone has messed with the DNA of that plant, and most GMO's contain pesticides INSIDE the plant so when bugs eat it, they die. No, we don't want to eat that stuff. 
  • Does it say low fat? If yes, it's most likely NOT HEALTHY! Unless it's a fruit or vegetable, low fat products or actually some of the worst foods to eat if you want to loose weight. Low fat means lots of chemicals! Avoid these foods!
  • Does it say "No Sugar Added" ? If yes check ingredients and see what they put in it that makes it sweet. Avoid these: Corn syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Beet Sugar, Fructose, Sucrose, Aspartame, Aspartic Acid, Acefultame Potassium. Want to know more? You can find info on why these are bad Here

These are just a few suggestions on what to look for. Now if you want to loose weight by eating healthy consider cutting out wheat, sugar, and processed foods (anything in a box, can, or package). If you are looking to loose weight by eating healthy, I suggest doing a cleanse. Get those toxins out of your body first! Toxins are stored in fat when your body can't get rid of it quickly enough. 

So what should you do if you want to eat healthy and loose weight? 
Detox
Exercise
Eat Clean
Check labels!

You don't want to eat garbage, so take care in what you put into your body. 

Some good articles and sources

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