It is a daunting task when going to the grocery store when every label seems like a possible threat. You are not alone if you find yourself pausing to read over ingredients. There are many health-conscious people just like you who want only the best sources of nutrients. We want to help you avoid three things in particular with this article. We will explain why we recommend staying away from them and how you will benefit by taking them out of your diet.
We have said it before and we will say it again. Corn is bad. In that article we explained the implications of genetically modified organisms. In America corn is the number one utilized GMO we have. We use corn for everything from sodas to cow feed. Corn has been so mass-produced that the product has become saturated in natural sugar.
Corn has been genetically altered in order to become the concentrated syrups you put on your snow cone. Corn is in every soda you drink which leads to weight gain and possible weight-related ailments. We suggest more nutrient-rich vegetables that contain less sugar. Hardier, cruciferous such as broccoli has much more benefits than corn and can be prepped (or hidden) into every meal with grace.
Chick peas! Garbanzo beans are high in protein. They are commonly used in salads or pureed into hummus. Intrinsically garbanzo beans are not strictly unhealthy at face value. However the ways they are commonly prepared to make them more palatable dampens their nutrition ten-fold.
When garbanzo beans are made to create hummus they become entrenched in different herbs, oils and preservatives. Unless carefully made personally there is not much one can do to avoid how fatty hummus is. Take in mind what people seem to be eating hummus with. Pita bread and hummus is essentially stacking carbs. This will definitely set you back from losing weight.
Estrogen is a strong reason why it is important to check all of your ingredients. Many restaurants will post if their meat is influenced by artificial estrogen. It is most prevalent in livestock such as cows and chickens namely. Used mainly as a growth hormone, estrogen stunts the mobility of overgrown chicken that did not have time for bones to fully develop.
Estrogen is not only in meat. It is also in dairy products such as milk. Soy contains isoflavones, which are converted into phytoestrogens in the body. Phytoestrogens bind to estrogen receptors in the body and exhibit effects such as inhabitation of natural testosterone. The problem is with all the soy derivatives that make it into our foods: soybean oil, soy lecethin, soy protein isolate. As a result people are eating copious amounts of soy and not even realizing it. We in the west actually consume more soy than Asian cultures who include it in their traditional diet.