Living in a land of abundance means we have the opportunity to choose what we would like to eat, because it is filled with many choices for consumption of food. However, this doesn’t mean that they are good choices. More importantly, just because the ingredient is a healthy food item, it does not mean the byproduct outcome will be healthy.
Below are a few items that is highly popular and consumed but not at all a great choice for our body.
Crossiants are flaky and buttery that goes really well with morning coffee/ latte. However, they are loaded with white flour and fat, which doesn’t leave you satiated at all.
Low Fat Yogurt is thought to be healthy and very common breakfast choice. However satisfaction comes from chewing, and yogurt doesn’t leave much for chewing. Instead the sweetener will spike your blood sugar without dairy fat that leaves you full.
Muffins are tasty, and ranked right up there with cake for it’s taste. Unfortunately it doesn’t contain much nutritional value in them; especially when they are made with white flour, sugar and fat. Empty calories will not satiate one’s hunger.
White Rice is a stable in the Asian household, however, it is always accompanied with other dishes. Accompanied with poultry, fish, and vegetables it becomes a very healthy meal. But if consumed with just white rice alone, it will spike one’s blood sugar and leave them to crash quickly. Instead, choose basmati or brown rice.
Egg Whites is a common item listed as a health food item, and breakfast as well. But without the yolk of the egg, it quickly loses it’s calories and leaves one unsatisfied. Simply because the yolk contains the complete protein that is essential for the body’s use to built cells. (Recent study shows the fat and cholesterol in a whole egg isn’t likely to be bad for you.)
Cereal with artificial sweeteners are commonly taken for breakfast, but it has reduced sugar. Artificial sweeteners affects your blood sugar by spiking it and will leave one hungrier. This is simply because the body is looking for calories that it needs, therefore one will be hungrier than before eating.
Fruit Juice is another item that brings quite a bit of misconception. While fruits are healthy for the body, the juices often just spikes one’s blood sugar but leaves them very unsatisfied. This is because the fiber of the fruits has already been taken out in the process of making the juice itself. And the fiber int he fruits is beneficial by slowing down the blood sugar going into your bloodstream.
White bread contains no nutrient as it contains no fiber or nutrients of whole grains which makes one feel full. An easy solution is to just eat the whole grain bread instead.
French fries are made with potatoes, which are healthy when baked or boiled and very satisfying to one’s hunger. Potatoes are very much a healthy food item on the planet. However, once they are fried up in oil then covered in salt, they lose all their power. Additionally they have more fat and salt than plain potatoes.
Alcohol is a staple for socializing. However, it opens up one’s appetite for gluttony. Studies show when drinking alcohol, one is more likely to eat more calories. That steamed fish and broccoli dinner now will become burgers with French fries.
Doughnut is as known, “sugar bomb.” It is just filled with sugar and not a single nutrient. As expected it will spike up your blood sugar without any nutritional value. As a result, one will be hungry in no time.
Soda contains lots of calories and sugar! Those who drink soda take in more calories in a day than those who don’t drink it. Drinking soda makes one hungry but at the same time prevents you from feeling full in some way.
While these food items are not healthy, some items will be consumed regardless. It is suggested to consume in moderation and also in control. More importantly, exercise would be made stable in one’s lifestyle.