What up with your bad self on this Tuesday afternoon!
Got some questions for you…
Do you AVOID wheat and/or gluten products?
Are eggs a part of your breakfast?
What natural foods SCARE you from including them in your nutrition plan?
Depending on what you read, there are certain foods that are bad for you.
And, they say, those foods may lead to fat gain, poor health, increased risk for disease…
So on and so forth.
However, did you know that some of these foods may actually be good for you?
Three CONTROVERSIAL Foods That Are Good For You
Mainstream media has done a great job confusing people on the right foods to eat for health and fat loss.
For example, eggs may be one of the MOST controversial foods. Some people tell you not to eat them because of too much cholesterol that could lead to poor heart health.
But, what they don’t tell you is: eggs have NOT been linked to increased cholesterol or poor heart health, but instead they are linked to lower blood pressure and BETTER heart health.
Do you see the controversy?
So with everything you read telling you what NOT to eat and what you SHOULD be eating, how is a person supposed to distinguish the difference?
Well, the list gets even bigger with these three foods…
All shown to cause some sort of damage to your health, these three foods may actually help you improve your health and drop some fat pounds in the process.
Let’s start with the MOST controversial one and work down:
1. Gluten Products
Besides organic and low carbohydrate, the term gluten-free, may be one of the biggest marketing successes of all time.
With more and more people being diagnosed with gluten intolerance or celiac disease, companies have developed gluten-free (and wheat-free) products to address the public concerns.
However, if you don’t fall in the small percentage of people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease, then why would you avoid gluten and wheat products?
Products that contain gluten and wheat may be necessary for good health, weight loss, and better overall health.
This type of product is able to keep your blood sugar in check and slow digestion (due to the fiber), which is good for better gut health and for reducing cholesterol.
Result = lower risk for diabetes and improvements in heart health.
Side note: Manufacturers are always looking to put those “hot button” words on their packaging that you hear being thrown around in the media so that you buy their product. They don’t really care if you need it. They only care if you buy it.
Time and again, I have heard people say that they avoid fruit due to the carb content.
Most of the time I shake my head…
Fruits, which countless studies show, are GOOD for your health – and your fat loss.
Fruit is lower in the glycemic index, which means you may not have the high spikes in insulin (high insulin leads to fat gain), and a corresponding crash in blood sugar and energy (normally seen with high-refined carbohydrate and sugar intake).
Plus, fruits have a wide array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are necessary for cell repair, immune systems benefits, and prevention of many common chronic diseases.
They are also low in calories, high in fiber, and full of water, making them a perfect food for filling you up (with less) and keeping your fat burning going.
So go ahead, enjoy some fruits for the betterment of your health.
This starchy food over the last few decades has been linked to poor health, being overweight, and an increased risk for diabetes, perhaps giving it the worst rap or all time!
However, is it the potatoes that you should be looking at, or everything else on your plate?
Potatoes are a great source of Vitamin C, potassium, and other minerals that are needed not only for good health, but for weight loss too.
In fact, purple potatoes may contain a pigment that may LOWER cholesterol, therefore reducing your risk for heart disease.
The low down: There is very little evidence that show potatoes to be the culprit in weight gain. It’s more about the TYPE of potato (chips, fries, etc.) that may contribute to expanding waistlines and poor health.
Alright, there you have it. Three healthy foods that help you feel better and burn more pounds of ugly body fat.
Remember; don’t just assume something is “bad” for you just because someone else told you or the media is drumming up the controversy machine.
Always be your own health and nutrition detective!