Foods Nutritionists Stay Away From
By Sara Butler
Not everyone is a nutritionist, but you can try to eat like one! It may surprise you to learn that many nutritionists don’t cut out everything that is bad for them in order to stay healthy. Many advocate for an “all foods fit” approach to healthy eating, meaning there’s a time, a place, and a limit to things like cakes, candy, and cookies. Even adhering to this philosophy, there are foods that some nutritionists won’t touch. Even if you find you can’t totally eliminate these foods from your diet, it’s good to remember that they need to be had only in moderation.
Processed Meat and Cheese
Processed meat and cheese is just like any other processed food due to the fact that it’s had preservatives, sugar, thickeners, or mysterious flavorings added to it as it was being processed. Any product that has an extended shelf life simply isn’t full of stuff that’s good for you. It’s always better to go with the fresh version of a food, as close to the original form as you can get! It’s healthier and probably has way less sodium too!
This food (if it can be called that) is without any type of nutrients. On top of that crazy fact, it increases your risk of developing heart disease. So, if you like cream in your coffee, stick with the real stuff -- in moderation, of course.
Many people think that diet soda is a way to sneak soda into their diet without any consequences, but that’s just not the case. Many studies have found that people who drink diet soda actually consume more calories in a day than those who don’t. If you’re a diet soda sipper, you should try to slowly reduce and then eliminate it from your day. If you don’t want to drink just water, consider green iced tea or club soda with some lime or lemon.
This one might be tough because bacon is pretty tasty. The one, small problem with bacon is that it’s also really bad for you. It has a high sodium and saturated fat content, which makes it incredibly bad for your heart. You don’t have to cut out bacon completely, but use your best judgment and eat it in moderation!
If you find you need a little more guidance discovering foods that may not be that good for you, talk to your chiropractor the next time you’re at The Joint!
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