Let’s have a little chat about three foods that people think are healthy, but are in actual fact causing us to gain extra lard.
Over 60% of British people get their calories from wheat, corn and more recently, soy.
One of the reasons for this is that food manufacturers know that these substances are inexpensive to product and in the instance of wheat and corn are highly addictive.
This is why it’s becoming harder and harder to avoid them.
Unless you frequently read food labels you’re most likely consuming one of the above without even realising it.
The problem is that it may be causing us to gain fat, and here is a couple of reasons why.
- Wheat causes a blood sugar spike more than that of a chocolate bar or even regular table sugar. Not only will this make it more difficult to burn fat, but it will also leave you feeling hungry again shortly afterwards causing you to eat more food.
- High-fructose corn syrup has high amounts of calories, carbs, and sugars. It’s almost as bad as raw sugarcane. You can find high-fructose corn syrup in many processed foods, especially the sweeter foods. For example, energy drinks, ketchup, snack bars, yoghurts, bread, salad dressing. The list goes on!
- Soy has been touted as a health food over recent years and is regularly used as a substitute for dairy. When it comes to the protein content of soy, it simply doesn’t stack up well when compared to protein from meats and eggs. However, the larger issue is the accusation that soy contains high levels of estrogen, especially the type of estrogen that leads to weight gain, fertility issues and certain cancers. I suspect that this is due to the fact that the American soy industry widely uses genetically modified crops to supply the demand.
If you’re reading this, the likelihood is that you do not want to gain fat and you value your health and well-being.
So, what are good alternatives?
The first thing is to go back to basics and avoid the processed foods that contain the food sources mentioned above.
The more you avoid the processed crap the less chance you are of consuming these foods unknowingly.
As an extra tip, it would be wise for you to cut back on the starchy foods.
Once again, many of these foods bump up your blood sugar which will make it that little bit tougher to lose weight.
Instead go for foods such as sweet potatoes, beans, or brown rice.
All of which are will give you energy without the many side effects of wheat, corn or soy.
If you can eat fewer starches and avoid wheat, corn and soy products you will lose weight a lot faster.