Thursday, 21 January 2010

4 foods to NEVER eat...


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I think you will all find interesting whether you are trying to lose weight, build muscle or interested in your healthcare in general.

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4 Foods to NEVER eat

Two of these foods (or drink) below, I would NEVER eat all, and the other 2, I 
would only eat in very small quantities. If you want to stop struggling with 
bodyfat, and also have superior health, these foods should be minimized or 
eliminated. I'll explain more...

1. Soy

Despite being heavily marketed and promoted as a "health food" by the multi 
billion dollar soy industry, this food has more drawbacks than it does benefits. 
In fact, I would label soymilk, isolated soy protein, and tofu as junk foods.

And don't even get me started on the excess estrogenic compounds in processed 
soy... if you want to increase your belly fat, keep pounding down that soymilk 
and tofu!

A small amount unprocessed soy, such as edamame, is not a big deal... especially 
if it's organic. And small amounts of fermented soy such as tempe and miso are 
ok too (because the fermentation reduces anti-nutrients in soy)... but try to 
minimize/eliminate most other forms of soy... and that includes soybean oil, 
which is in almost ALL processed foods, commercial salad dressings, etc.

A fully detailed article on the health issues surrounding soy can be found here:

2. Wheat

Most people don't realize this, but a large % of the total population has at 
least some degree of intolerance to digesting wheat... particularly the high 
gluten content of wheat.  

Most people are not full blown Celiacs (who need to avoid wheat entirely), but 
the majority of people would find improvements to their health and bodyfat by 
testing eliminating wheat for several weeks, and taking note of how they feel, 
look, and their measurements.

I know it's a hard thing to do since a HUGE portion of the modern western diet 
is made from wheat products, but I've found it's quite easy to do at home once 
you get used to it.  Dining out is a different story.

Personally, I choose to almost entirely avoid wheat in all of my meals at home.  
I only dine out occasionally, or on vacations, so that's the only time when I 
eat wheat.

A more detailed description of the issues with wheat and how it affects your 
body can be found here:

3.  Soda or sweetened drinks (including commercial juices)

This is one that I personally choose to NEVER consume! Even on cheat days, 
vacations, or dining out, I think this stuff is pure evil enough to never even 

If you care about your body at all, there's just no reason to consume soda in 
any amount. It's pure sugar (or worse, high fructose corn syrup), has ZERO 
nutrition, and has many other issues related to the additives, acids, etc.

In addition, the consumption of this calorically-dense but nutritionally-absent 
liquid actually makes your body crave more food, because you consumed calories 
without consuming any nutrients. It also spikes your blood sugar out of whack 
causing wild blood sugar swings and additional cravings.

I'm always amazed how many people tell me that they are desperately trying to 
lose wt, but yet I see them drinking a soda.  I don't get it.

4.  Anything deep fried (or anything with trans fats)

You would think the entire population should know by now how dangerous consuming 
trans fats really is... yet people ignore these dangers and scarf down deep 
fried foods like french fries, corn chips, and donuts every day.

If you study some of the biochemical reactions that take place in the body of 
humans after consuming trans fats, you would realize this is essentially a 

It's not a poison that's going to kill you immediately, but it's a poison that 
causes inflammation throughout the body, and even detrimentally affects all of 
your cell membranes (remember from bio101 that your cell membranes need fats for 
their composition, and trans fats disrupt healthy cell membranes).

I've found that if I can get people to view trans fats as the true POISON that 
they really are, they finally realize the importance of avoiding them 
ENTIRELY... and to stop poisoning their kids too by allowing them to eat deep 
fried foods (especially important for kids to avoid trans fats since it can 
impair development)

Here's an article I did previously on good trans fats vs bad trans fats:

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