TIP#3.5 - Avoid These 5 Foods That Prevent Progress!

If it's food then it's nutritious right? Wrong. Put simply, The Human body can tolerate a lot of rubbish without too many uncomfortable side effects. We know that too much food causes us to gain fat, but which foods actually actively hinder our progress no matter what? The mistake made with these foods is that it's assumed that they are food in the first place... We are not cutting out entire food groups, but individual foods - here are the top 5 to avoid:

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1. Dairy Products:

Milk

Cheese

Cream

Butter

Why? - Clogging up of the digestive tract. Dairy Products tend to stick to stomach lining and can prevent other food being digested optimally. Like always, it's not what we eat but what we absorb that counts! A lot of diary in the diet can prevent adequate absorption of the nutrients we really want. Leave it all to the babies!

What's Ok? - Small amounts of milk in Tea/coffee, Low Fat Cottage Cheese.

2. Hydrogenated Fat:

Margerine

Confectionary E.g. Cakes, cookies, chocolate bars etc.

Processed Peanut Butter

Long life sweet goods

Fast Food/Junk

Why? - This is a 'check the label' thing, check for 'Hydrogenated Fat', 'Trans Fats' or in some cases it can be disguised as 'Stabiliser.' The Hydrogenation process alters the fat molecule structure, which is then unrecognisable to the body, leaving it unable to digest or even excrete. These molecules can stick to arterial walls and build up in the body over time causing major health risks like cancer and heart disease. See this article here for more info on healthy fats.

What's Ok? - Nothing. Stay away from this ingredient for the rest of your life!

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3. Table Salt:

Why? - Stay away from regular table salt. Only use Sea Salt options. Sodium is the most important mineral for your body but it only works in synergy with many other compounds. These are only found in natural sea salts. Regular Table salt has very few of these compounds and at levels that are too high and toxic for the body. The Devil is in the Detail!

What's Ok? - Himalayan or Celtic Salt (high in good natural compounds).

4. Vegetable Oil:

Most bottled Sauces

Fried Food

Margerine + Light Butters

Crisps, Donuts, cakes etc.

Why? - Vegetable Oil is high in Omega 6 Fatty Acid. Although important for the body the amount is too high in most cases to condone consumption. High amounts of Omega 6 can cause inflammation in the body, potentially harming digestion and other bodily processes. Omega 3 Fats actually combat inflammation in the body and improve body functions. So, consumption of Omega 3 Fats should vastly exceed that of Omega 6. Cutting out vegetable oil with help improve this ratio in your favour, allowing your body to function optimally and enable improvement in health + vitality.

What's Ok? - Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Fish Oil, Natural Peanut Butter.

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5. Aspartame Sweetener:

Some Fitness Drinks!

Diet Coke + Others

Chewing Gum

'Low Calorie' Sweets... Or any 'Low Sugar' or 'Sugar Free' Product.

Why? - Another label checker! Aspartame is an extremely effective low cal sweetener. In some cases making the product taste better than real sugar! However, it is also toxic for the body. An active ingredient in Rat poison it actually manivests itself in the body as formaldyhide (as well as other chemicals) which is used to preserve dead bodies. Formaldyhide is also known as a carcinogen, confirmed to cause cancer in humans and widely studied to be very harmful. Also, Aspartame causes the same spike in insulin levels as sugar when consumed, leaving the body open to prolonged fat storage from other foods.

What's Ok? - Sweetener 'Stevia' is the lesser of two evils due to it being a more natural compound, however I recommend getting used to a slightly less sweet life...

The food ecomomy will always value profit over health, it's up to you alone to be vigilant about what foods you eat and buy. Go after that progress and eat right!

Thanks so much for Reading, check back soon for more!

Matt

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