7 Unhealthiest “Healthy” Foods You Should Know
Whole Wheat and Other Grains
Although you have most likely been hearing for years about the goodness of whole grains there is a large body of evidence that they often do more harm than good. Wheat and other glutinous grains are perhaps the worst.
Gluten intolerance may be at the root of many chronic diseases, including many neurological and psychiatric conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s.
It’s important to know that almost ALL types of grains contribute to insulin and leptin resistance, which are the primary underlying causes for most, if not all, chronic diseases, from diabetes to cancer.
Egg White Omelets
An egg white alone is, for some reason, absorbed like a sugar and therefore raises your blood sugar. Instead use real, organic, fresh eggs cooked in a little olive oil. Use one whole egg to get all the vitamins and fat you need, then you can add egg whites for extra bulk.
If tuna is what you like for lunch, forget the unhealthy bread, the fat laden mayonnaise, and questionable tuna. To be sure it’s a healthy choice, make it yourself using chunk light tuna in water; add organic celery, and other vegetables to add crunch and fill it with healthy vitamins and antioxidants.
Although many people believe fruit juice is a healthy option, nothing could be farther from the truth. Let’s take orange juice for example. Almost all commercially prepared orange juice is an actually a highly processed liquid that bear little nutritional resemblance to fresh orange juice.
Most orange juice is pasteurized, which removes or degrades many of its nutritional virtues. Some companies add artificial flavor packs and high fructose corn syrup. If the “Best Used Before” date is more than 60 days, then you know you have a highly processed juice!
For almost all everyone except professional athletes, sports drinks are a waste of money and can actually make your health worse. Most sports drinks are loaded with things you don’t want such as high fructose corn syrup, sodium, artificial colors, and artificial flavors.
Less than one percent of the population would actually benefit from sports drinks. The citric acid in these drinks can soften your tooth enamel to the point that it could be damaged simply by brushing your teeth.
Energy bars are no better than the sports drinks listed above, and for many of the same reasons. Essentially, so called energy bars are nothing more than overpriced candy bars. Most of the so called energy bars you buy at the supermarket or health food store are made from cheap soy, various sugars, some vitamins, and you find many have candy or chocolate added to them.
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Although this sounds like a much healthier selection than a burger may actually be a worse choice. Many grilled chicken sandwiches are covered in cheese, include bacon, mayonnaise, and served with French fries on the side and a soda. Forget that, entire make it yourself at home, minus the cheese, bacon, and fries. Serve it with a fresh salad or grilled veggies instead.