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Fat-2-Fit Food Myths

By Dltmontana

Name one food that is believed to be healthy or good for you, but is the worst thing you could ever ingest. Why?

Fat-2-Fit #23, Food Myths
Sugar substitutes like equal, sucralose, saccharin, nutrasweet and others are the WORST possible things (I can’t even call them food) to put into your body. Many people they are better for you than sugar. This is a bold-faced, flat out, bull-crap lie. Yes, sugar is bad in large quantities, but sugar substitutes are by far worse! Sugar substitutes can be 10 to 200 times sweeter than sugar. This eventually destroys our sweet palate. No longer will an apple or any other piece of fruit taste sweet. Their sweet tooth can never be satisfied with artificial sweeteners. Not only that, but they have been linked with neurological disorders, cancer, digestive problems and a host of other ailments. If you’re craving something sweet try a baked pear. www.andreabeaman.com/health/baked-pears
Example: Lo-Fat Little Debbie Snack Cakes.
Name the food that is wrongfully accused as harmful but is actually an OK food. Why?

The food that I believe has been wrongfully accused of being bad for us is saturated fat and cholesterol. Humans have survived and thrived for centuries, healthfully, while eating saturated animal fat and cholesterol rich foods. A great example is the French – duck and goose fat are liberally supplied in their diet – and they have had notoriously low rates of heart disease. Fat helps retain the integrity of our cells and communication between our cells. For example ALL of the cells in our body, including our brain, are coated in cholesterol. When cholesterol levels fall too low, depression, muscle wasting, bone loss and memory loss ensue. Just ask anyone on cholesterol lowering meds how they’re feeling. When eating saturated fat and cholesterol rich foods we need to make sure it’s the best quality, naturally raised and grass fed.
BTW – when we took sat fat out of the diet (example: butter) and replaced it with hydrogenated fat (example: margarine), disease rates skyrocketed!

Moral of the story – eat food that is traditional and natural, and delicious (of course!) and forget about the nutritional dogma.
Oh, and I forgot to mention that vitamins A, D, E, K and B12 are all fat soluable. Without fat… it’s nothing but trouble; the immune system breaks down, anemia, bone loss, endocrine system dysfunction, thyroid disease, adrenal fatigue…

Wishing you health,
Andrea Beaman, HHC, CHEF
www.AndreaBeaman.com

Fat-2-Fit #23, Food Myths
Baked potato chips. A potato chip is a potato chip is a potato chip. People think that just because they are “baked”, that they are healthier. They are not. In comparison:

Regular chips, 15 for serving size:
160 calories
10g fat
15g carb
2g protein
170mg sodium
Ingredients: Potatoes, vegetable oil [sunflower, corn and/or canola oil] and salt

Baked chips, 15 for serving size:
120 calories
2g fat
23g carb
2g protein
135 sodium
Ingredients: Dried potatoes, corn starch, sugar, corn oil, salt, soy lecithin and corn sugar

You have to look beyond the calories and sodium levels, but look at the ingredients. Are dried potatoes healthier than regular potatoes? Is corn starch, sugar and corn oil healthier than vegetable oil? And what is corn sugar? The new deceptive name for High fructose corn syrup, right?

A chip is a chip. It is not a vegetable, but a processed food. And not healthy for someone who wants to lose weight or live healthy.

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Fat-2-Fit #23, Food Myths
Whole GrainsThis is one of the biggest farces of our time. We’ve been told to eat whole grains because they are good for us. They are great source of fiber and other vitamins.

Bull….(you know the rest)

Here’s the problem….

Humans have not evolved to properly digest grains.  It doesn’t matter if we’re talking white pasta, whole wheat or multigrain bread, or cheerios…

Our digestive tract does not know how to handle grains. Sure some cultures may fair better than others but isn’t it interesting that MOST weight loss diets tell you to avoid grains???

Other than helping you lose weight quickly, removing grains will also reduce the irritation and thus potential inflammation caused by gluten (a problematic protein found in grains).

Personally, I’ve recently omitted grains in my diet.

Some pseudograins like quinoa, amaranth, millet, and buckwheat are much better for human consumption but other than that I would pass on the bread and pasta if I were you.

I guarantee doing that alone will revitalize your health, improve your skin, and help you lose weight effortlessly.

Egg Whites

Why do people fear egg yolk?

That’s where the major nutritional value of an egg resides. The egg white is simply protein – that’s it.

But for some reason, we’ve been “taught” by I don’t who that egg yolks raise the cholesterol in our blood. Again, nonsense!

The reality about heart disease and cholesterol is that it’s free flowing acids in our blood and free radicals that “scar” our arteries. As a repair mechanism, our liver secretes cholesterol to patch up the damage – kind of like healing a cut on your skin.

Eggs have nothing to do with that!

If you want to lower your cholesterol, stop eating sugar and garbage foods!

If you want to eat eggs, then make sure to eat the WHOLE egg – the way it is was meant to be eaten.  When the yolk and white are eaten together, the
entire and its nutrients are better absorbed because all the nutrients are working synergistically.

It’s the 1st LAW of nutrition – eat whole foods!!!!

If you like this information, then check out my blog post 4 “Healthy” Foods You Should Avoid
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