We have said this before and we will say it again, it can be hard to filter through all of the health trends year after year and day after day. However, it is important to check in with yourself every once in awhile to see what your habits are and if they are still considered healthy. Yeah kind of silly to think about healthy foods and your habits rotating in and out but the beauty of technology and the idea that we keep evolving as humans, means we need to keep our habits in check with new ideas or discoveries.
For this month right now in 2018, these are some foods that you should try to keep out of your diet.
Try to eat as little processed meat as possible. It is said to be classed as a carcinogen, which includes things like smoking and asbestos.
“A high percentage of processed meat is made from confined animal feeding operations (factory farms), meaning they’re pumped full of hormones, antibiotics, and other veterinary drugs, and this is before you start adding food chemicals. They’re a concentrated source of sodium nitrate, a chemical used to not only preserve the meat but also to add to taste and color. These nitrates are converted into nitrosamines in the body, which are the carcinogenic compounds that lead to higher rates of colorectal, stomach and pancreatic cancer. Then there’s the other cancer-causing compounds, such as HCA’s and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, which occur due to cooking methods, smokings and flavorings.” – Harpers Baazar
Too Much Salt
Salt is definitely an important nutrient for your diet but a lot of us consume too much salt. The maximum recommended intake of salt per day is 6 grams, yet on average people are consuming 8 grams per day. A quick way to check a label on if an item is too salty is to check out the salt grams per 100 grams. If a food has more than 1.5g salt per 100g then this product is pretty high in salt, if it has less than 0.3g salt per 100g the product is low in salt. However, remember it all depends on your daily intake of salt. You can consume something a bit higher as long as you are watching out the rest of your intake the rest of the day.
This might be a no-brainer as of late here on EBOOST but added sugar really can be a big problem for a lot of people. It can be a huge culprit behind a lot of people’s health problems. Even for those that look at labels of foods constantly, it really is still a shocker when you discover how often sugar is being added to foods. All of the added sugars can he huge components as to why your blood sugar levels may be off or why you feel irritable or why you feel tired.
Stop using vegetable oils, use something like coconut oil instead. Vegetable oils are too fragile and not really not suitable for cooking. When cooked on high heat they create harmful free radicals that could have a damaging effect on us when we consume them in the long run. Additionally, vegetable oils are high in omega-6 fats and contain little or no omega-3s. Having too much of omega-6 fats in relation to omega-3s can lead to too much inflammation in the body.
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