You are What You Eat.

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Eat Right

You are what you eat. The American diet is fast food based. So what? Fast food is quick release food. Foods as calories are quickly absorbed and flood into our bodies. Calorie overload induces fat storage and excessively high insulin levels. All process foods are guilty of this and you should avoid them. They are poisoning your body. Secondly, we now know that fat free means carbohydrate rich. The carbs are largely high glycemic in nature and quickly break down to sugars which drive excessive insulin, weight gain and poor health outcomes. Most processed foods are rich in omega 6 fatty acids. These fats, while essential to our bodies, are in all foods. These fats drive inflammation and may even have a role in cancer initiation. Complex foods, not processed foods, with high fiber content and low omega-6 content are the best for you. These foods should also contain a high level of anti-oxidants. Best general advice: shop only the periphery of your grocery store. The internal isles are full of foods that are bad for you. Avoid processed foods!

Read the Labels: Beware of Marketing

Don’t believe what you read in the big print. Read the labels. Most material on food packages and supplements (yes even supplements) is either wrong or grossly misleading. The food industry now markets foods that are ‘healthy alternatives”. These foods may be marginally better but are largely over advertised and unsubstantiated. One should think of these healthy alternatives as not as bad as the others, but not necessary good for your health! For protein supplement, buy quality, very high protein content products with no added sugars or carbohydrates. For omega-3 oil products, buy liquid formulations that deliver at least 3.5 grams of EPA+DHA/dose.

 

Courtesy of Stronger Faster Healthier http://www.strongerfasterhealthier.com/healthyscience

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