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Top 5 "Healthy" Foods That Are Ruining Your Health & Fitness

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Navigating the complexities of modern-day nutrition can be quite challenging, with new diet fads and opposing views flooding both media and supermarket shelves. As someone passionate about health and fitness, I've made it my mission to stay up-to-date on what foods truly benefit us and which ones we should avoid. Here are five so-called "healthy" foods that are ruining your health:

1. Soy products - Most soy grown in the US is genetically modified, and the continuous use of soil without proper crop rotation results in nutrient depletion and pesticide accumulation. Phytoestrogens in soy can hinder lean muscle mass development and fat burning due to their estrogenic effects. Companies often incorporate soy into processed foods to cut costs, making it vital to be cautious of soybean oil, soy protein, and soy isolates in such products.

2. Oat products - While oats may not be as detrimental as soy, they are not as healthy as commonly perceived. As a cheap and mass-produced food, oats are considered empty carbs for many individuals who don't assimilate grains well. The presence of phytic acid, an enzyme inhibitor, prevents the absorption of essential vitamins and minerals, limiting their nutritional value. If you do have oats, opt to soak them overnight as it eliminates some of the enzyme inhibitors. Try to eliminate any oat milks and other fake milks from the diet as they usually contain other harmful ingredients in the list. Some are cleaner than others, look for the ones that have the fewest ingredients possible, optimally 5 or less.

3. Seed oils - Also known as vegetable oils, seed oils are heavily processed and rancid, often found in restaurant cooking and take-out foods. The consumption of these oils, along with sugar and processed foods, is believed to contribute significantly to the obesity problem. Our bodies struggle to process these refined fats, leading to their storage as body fat and causing inflammation. Opting to cook at home can help you avoid these harmful oils commonly used in commercial food preparation. Focus on olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, and grass fed butter as cooking options or to spread/drizzle on your food.

4. Whole wheat - While refined white flour products like bread and pasta are not ideal choices, whole wheat isn't much better. Like other grains, it contains phytic acid, hindering nutrient absorption. Without significant nutritional value, whole wheat becomes a source of empty carbs. Those aiming to lose weight may benefit from limiting or avoiding grain consumption altogether. The only bread I personally eat regularly is Ezekiel Bread, its the only one I know where the grains are sprouted, and then ground into a flour. This is nutritionally superior to any other breads I know of.

5. Fake Meats - A rule of thumb when choosing healthy options, is to focus on whole foods which are just 1 ingredient (meat, eggs, veggies, fruit etc.) Fake meat always breaks this rule, the ingredient lists are usually very long and sketchy. Most of these ingredients are not even real food, and are made in a lab to make matters worse.

By being mindful of the foods we choose and understanding their potential impact on our health and fitness goals, we can make more informed dietary decisions. Instead of relying on marketing claims or mainstream perceptions, let's prioritize whole, unprocessed foods that align with our individual needs. Remember, moderation and balance are key when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

If you wish to learn more about what other foods, activities, and lifestyle choices are holding you back from getting that lean physique you strive for, I would recommend getting ahold of my Fat Burning Essentials protocol. Here I cover all aspects of burning fat in depth with up to date information, foods to focus on, foods to avoid, which fasting methods work best, things affecting our hormones and stress levels, and a whole lot more.


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