What You Need to Avoid for a Healthy Diet
In the light of always learning and improving our knowledge when it comes to eating healthy and exercising I think it’s always great to hear different perspectives and learn from people’s experiences.
When it comes to achieving our fitness goals whether it be losing excess fat, or building lean muscle it unfortunately does take a lot of trial and error to find out what works best for our specific body type.
In this article, I though it would be interesting to try a slightly different approach. Rather than telling you what you SHOULD eat on a healthy diet, we’re going to look at what to avoid. This list is based on current trends among health professionals and nutritionists who live eat and breathe fitness and health.
So let’s see if anything comes as a suprise…
15 Foods a Nutritionist Would Never Eat
Breakfast Cereals – Sorry folks, but the first one on this list might be your favorite. But almost all breakfast cereals are pretty much just empty calories. The only good thing about some of them is their fiber content, but that’s pretty much about it.
Caged Eggs – Eggs are a great breakfast replacement, but skip the caged eggs and go for organic, free-range whenever you can. The chickens that are raised this way are fed properly and produce fewer stress hormones, making their eggs healthier (and tastier).
Artificial Sweeteners – I’ve talked about this one before, but the research is pretty clear. Artificial sweeteners just trick your mind into thinking it’s getting a boost of energy, but then never comes through, leaving you with major cravings in order to fulfill those energy requirements.
Farmed Salmon – Plain and simple – stick to wild fish. Farmed fish like salmon are high in toxic metals like mercury and are reported time and time again to cause major long-term health problems. For extra brownie points pick fish that have a sustainability badge like Oceans for Wise
Processed Peanut Butter – I’ll admit it’s pretty tasty, but the processed stuff is full of sodium, sugar, and unhealthy oils. Go with 100% all-natural peanut (or any nut) butter.