We have said that eating healthy foods will definitely help you lose weight. And someone may ask what constitutes healthy foods? My personal definition of healthy foods is the green vegetable foods and fruits. These I also call the clean foods as they are clean, low in calories and do not have any residues after eating them. Unlike the high calorie foods and its fatty cousins which always leave bad residues of waste in your system, fruits and vegetables do not leave such residues that are why I see fruits and vegetables as healthy foods. On the meaty side, clean foods include foods like chicken, turkey and fish\n
You often hear vague claims in the news that "sugar is bad for you" or that "wheat and gluten
are bad for you", but do you truly understand what these foods do to your insides?
Most people DON\'T understand the reasons...
...and the fact is that some of the foods I listed in the article title above can not only DESTROY
your hormones and metabolism, but may also CAUSE you to get heart disease, type 2 diabetes,
Alzheimers, and even cancer.
You\'ll see what I mean as you read the article below.
We have said that eating healthy foods will definitely help you lose weight. And someone may ask
what constitutes healthy foods? My personal definition of healthy foods is the green vegetable foods
and fruits. These I also call the clean foods as they are clean, low in calories and do not have any
residues after eating them. Unlike the high calorie foods and its fatty cousins which always leave bad
residues of waste in your system, fruits and vegetables do not leave such residues that are why I see
fruits and vegetables as healthy foods. On the meaty side, clean foods include foods like chicken,
turkey and fish.
These meats are lean on fat and calories compared to raw beef. Lentils, dry beans and peas are also
passing as clean foods. When one starts eating from the green vegetable and lean meat foods listed
above, they will start losing weight because of the fact that fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods
have high concentration of complex carbohydrates and fiber in them which the body can slowly
absorb them and thus cause our hunger pangs to be satisfied quickly and efficiently.
The case against processed foods is that because their nutritional values are low and the fact that they
do not make us feel full easily like the natural foods, they do not make us feel satisfied and this like
addiction causes us to want to eat more of it when we know for sure that it is against our weight loss
or maintenance goals. I once read a book about natural foods and the author said in that book that bad
foods like drugs leave behind their unhealthy residue of waste behind after eating them so that as the
residues stay in our system, it causes us to want to eat more to cover up the poisoning effect of that
residues. You see, when we are not eating, our stomach gets into the mode for cleansing and when
that happens, the poisons are all bubbled up from the tissues of our stomach into the surface.
When that happens we start feeling sick or weak and this I have found out that when it happens will
cause people to eat more foods to stop the stomach\'s cleansing work thus stopping the poisons from
coming up to the surface and with this stopping comes our relief from the weakness that the food
residues now turning into poison causes us to feel. Usually, people who undergo long periods of
fasting for detoxification purpose experience this effect but even if you are not fasting one can still
experience a mild form of this experience which even that is not convenient. This explains why
people who eat junk food tend to eat more and that as already mentioned above is to stop them from
getting sick or weak from the poisons in their stomachs that the stomach is trying to evict at ever
chance of not eating for a few hours of time.
Even though manufactures of food argue that there is a need to include preservatives into our foods
to preserve them and make them last longer, the side effect of such practice is not good as it has
caused many of industrialized world\'s health to deteriorate as it stands now. Perhaps our biggest
nutritional mistake has been turning away from foods in their natural state. We have replaced them
with processed foods that have been modified to last longer, be easier to manufacture and distribute,
and be more convenient to store and use.
For example, when I go to the grocery store, I see apple Juice that has no fiber at all and then when I
go to a health food store, I see apple Juice with the fiber in them. Unfortunately the apple Juice with
the fiber in them are expensive and they are not found anywhere except in health food stores so a
great majority of the population do not get access to the healthy apple Juice except the one that has
been heavily processed and all the fiber taken out from them. The apple Juice with the fiber in them
are the good ones because they are full of fiber and are able to help aid weight loss and good health.
The apple Juice with no fiber is usually full of added sugars and they tend to contain more calories
than the regular apple or the apple Juice with the fiber. This is to say that process foods are not good
that is why they are usually less expensive than the healthy unprocessed equivalents.
Natural foods are good for our health and can easily aid us in losing weight and staying healthy. It is
full of vitamins, minerals and fiber and contains cancer fighting antioxidants that are contained in
natural unprocessed foods. These foods help reduce the risk of suffering from diseases such as
diabetes, heart disease and cancer and even help us to reduce weight and stay fit and healthy.
The foods that are processed may be added to what I call the bad foods as they are usually not
healthy for us and contain lots of salt, sugars, preservative, saturated and Trans fats. Most nutritionist
will tell you that the outer skin of foods in general are more nutrients than even the part that we think
we must eat but unfortunately the outer parts of foods is what is thrown away as unfit for food. Take
potato for example, the outer skin is more nutritious than the inner food but yet most people will
throw out the outer skin and eat the starch within it. Since processed foods do not have fiber in them
and are full of additives and food dyes for color they are not healthy for us and in most cases can
make one sick.
The human body needs clean environment to stay healthy and eating foods doused with foreign
chemicals and ingredients will not help us at all but will make people worse off. But as suggested
above, eating healthy natural foods with high natural fiber and nutrients are good for us and can help
us to lose weight and remain healthy and thin. It will cause you not to be hungry needlessly but will
help shield you from the hunger pangs and cause you to stay slim, healthy and enjoy your life fully.
Always remember that it is not about taste or quantity of food that matters but it is the quality of the
food and the health it promotes that matters and with no food residues left in our system will also
mean that craving for the bad foods will be eliminated or drastically reduced.
Losing and maintaining weight is so important that one cannot play with it. This has lead me to write
the above article to alert people who are health conscious that the benefits of eating healthy foods out
smarts the benefits of food taste and quantity. On my website located at:
[http://www.howtolooseweightips.com], you will find incredible information about weight loss and
maintenance to help you with your weight loss goals.
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