If I walk down a street, a city all I see is an unbelievable amount of flashing advertisements here”. Just blatant, in your face ads for every unhealthy product you can imagine. It seemed annoying at first, but I began to appreciate the fact that the advertisement was so just laughable, yet in the same breath a serious threat to people I love. Yet you here on a regular basis the media stating facts like we are in the worst state of health since whatever, kids are getting fatter ect. However, companies via the media are still promoting foods that are not real foods and are being allowed to do so, big corporations are honing in on the fact that you are wanting to be healthy, trying to better yourself. Promoting health via food that isn’t food, misleading you saying by this low fat bar ect These companies are not about helping you only themselves,
Ask yourself why is this?
Are they really about helping you?
Do they want you to be in your best state of health possible?
"I say it's time to take control of your own body and mind don’t relay on these big companies, organizations and media to tell you what to put in your mouth
1. Low-Calorie Junk Food
In order to cut calories, many people resort to things (I’m not going to call them foods) like 100 calorie snack packs, diet soda, and fat free yogurt. Big mistake….. These foods might be lower in calories, but they make you crave more food. They don’t satisfy your appetite or provide nutrition. They contain toxins that will impede your fat loss goals and make you sick. Refined and packed “food products” make you fat. You’re better off to go hungry, seriously than to eat these junk foods. These products typically have labels saying “low-fat” – “reduced fat” or “fat-free” The problem is that these products are not healthy at all. Foods that have had the fat removed from them taste like cardboard, no one would want to eat them. For this reason, these foods are usually loaded with sugar, artificial sweeteners or other unnatural chemicals. The Bottom Line: If a product has the words “low-fat” or anything similar on the label, then it’s probably bad for you.
2.Nutrient dense foods
These are often sacrificed when people restrict calories. Things like grass-fed butter, fatty pasture raised meat, and organs have the highest nutrient content of any food. They’re also high in calories, which is why misinformed calorie-fearing people avoid them. Without proper nutrients, your body won’t efficiently burn fat or build muscle. Eat nutrient dense foods and ignore the calories. It’s food quality and composition that matter, not volume
In my opinion If a company is selling you a supplement there not about helping you there in it for the money, the real advice and guidance you need is real nutrient dense food, not wasting your money on a supplement or a powder. Nature did not create a powder for you to consume.
If everyone was fit and healthy, pharmaceutical corporations would have no one to sell cholesterol-lowering pills too. These companies need you to remain unhealthy. It’s why they tell you to avoid eggs because it will “kill your heart”, and instead eat a “healthy breakfast” of complex carbohydrates.
Fresh apples have an abundance of fiber and nutrients that are lost when they are processed into applesauce. And the added sugar or other sweeteners increase the number of calories without necessarily making the applesauce any more filling. Apple juice, which is even more processed, has had almost all of the fiber and nutrients stripped out. This same stripping out of nutrients this also happens with highly refined white bread compared with stone ground whole wheat bread.
6.What Do Healthy Labels Mean?
There is a lot of deceptive marketing in the food industry that we may save for a more in depth discussion. However, if something is not labelled “Organic” it’s probably not. “All-natural” means nothing when it comes to your eggs and meats. Look for a seal specifying its organic nature or seek out the source for yourself. It can be an empowering experience to shake the person’s hand who raised your food. You can always grow it yourself too.
Organic foods are always best, but non-organic meats and eggs will always be healthier than twiglets and cookies. Purchase what your budget allows and evaluate your other expenses. Food comes first, after rent, right?
A health claim on the label doesn't necessarily make a food healthy. Health claims such as "zero trans fats" or "contains whole wheat" may create the false impression that a product is healthy when it's not. While the claims may be true, a product is not going to benefit your kid's health if it's also loaded with salt and sugar or saturated fat, and lacks fiber or other nutrients. "These claims are calorie distracters, "They make people forget about the calories." For example, tropical-fruit flavored Fruit Juice show pictures of fresh oranges and pineapple to imply that they're made from real fruit, In reality, the main ingredients are corn syrup, sugar, and white grape juice concentrate. "If you're eating packaged food, check the ingredient list to verify that ingredients is in fact real food
7.The food Industry
They Fund front groups that fight for health initiatives. Unless you follow politics closely, you wouldn't necessarily realize that a group with a name like the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) has anything to do with the food industry. In fact, Ludwig and Nestle point out, this group has lobbied aggressively against obesity related public health campaigns such as the one directed at removing junk food from schools and is funded, according to the Center for Media and Democracy, primarily through donations from big food companies such as Coca-Cola, Cargill, Tyson Foods, and Wendy's. Raise any alarm bells??????
8.Low Carb Diets
Have been pretty popular for the past few decades. Food manufacturers have caught up in the trend and started offering a variety of low carb products. The problem with these foods is the same as with the “low-fat” foods… they’re not at all healthy. These are usually processed junk foods with very harmful ingredients. Look at the ingredients list for products like Atkins low carb bars. This isn’t food! There are also examples of low carb breads and other replacement products that contain much more carbs than the label claims.
Bottom Line: “Low carb” products are often highly processed and made with very unhealthy ingredients.
9.Why Are Unhealthy Foods Cheap (Not Real Food)
The average person is not rich, it seems as if they'll will have to make do with the unhealthy, cheaper alternative. HOWEVER, this is what the cheap not real food ads are telling you. Of which there are so many, take your time, do a bit research, read a label, shop around don’t just buy the cheapest brightest thing in the store.
Bottom Line: Every human being's diet should have the foundation of earth grown nutrients. If you want to be healthy, you will find a way bottom line.
10.What They Are Selling Us Shouldn't Even Be Labelled FOOD!
It's all about the bottom line! Our bodies were not made to assimilate the man made chemicals, preservatives and GMOs that are added to most supermarket products. Doesn't it seem ironic that the more so-called "healthy" foods offered by the big guys, the more obesity and disease are destroying our society? They aren't HEALTHY at all, but full of fillers, sugar, fat and salt with no nutritious value. Even the meats offered in most grocery chains come from animals that were treated with antibiotics and hormones that get passed onto the consumer. Is it any wonder that we continue to get sicker and sicker, only to have our government "rescue" us by selling us even more products; prescription drugs that do even more damage?!?!
They care about one thing. The bottom line….. That is it. If it will get them more money they do it. It's not even about too much fat or carbs. Corporations chemically and genetically alter food and not to make it more nutritious. They do it so it will grow faster or will be more addictive. They don't do it to help you.
11.They Use Very Many Unhealthy Ingredients.
Big food corporations have been making us unhealthy. For them it is all about the bottom line getting more and more rich. They have incorporated unhealthy ingredients like high fructose corn syrup into almost every single food item we eat. Foods with added sugar make us fat and unhealthy, and they are surprisingly very addicting. There is no decency in the way the junk food companies do their marketing.
Bottom Line: All they care about is profit and they seem willing to sacrifice even children’s health for their own monetary gain.
In the past few decades, we’ve been led to believe that whole grains are among the healthiest foods we can eat, processed foods like cereals are often claimed to include whole grains. The problem with this is that whole grains aren’t always whole. The grains have been pulverized into very fine flour. They may contain all the ingredients from the grain, but the resistance to quick digestion is lost and these grains can spike blood sugars just as fast as their refined counterparts. Plus, even if a product has small amounts of whole grains in it, chances are that it contains a ton of other very harmful ingredients like sugar and high fructose corn syrup.
Eating a gluten-free diet is very trendy these days. However, products labelled as “gluten-free” made to replace gluten containing foods are not healthy. These foods are usually made from highly refined, high glycemic starches like corn starch, potato starch, tapioca starch, etc. And may also be loaded with sugar. Eating gluten-free should be about ditching the bread and the crap and replacing it with real foods. Eating gluten-free should be about ditching the bread and the crap and replacing it with real foods.
The Bottom Line: So called “gluten free” products are often loaded with unhealthy ingredients. Avoid them and eat real food instead.
14. Fruit Flavored
Many processed foods have a flavor that sounds natural. For example, Orange flavored Vitamin Water tastes like oranges. However, there are no actual oranges in there. The sweet taste is coming from sugar and the orange flavor is coming from highly refined chemicals that stimulate the same taste sensors in the mouth as oranges. Just because a product has the flavor of real food, doesn’t mean that any of it is actually in there. Blueberry, strawberry, orange, etc.… these are often just chemicals designed to taste like the real thing.
Bottom Line you’re looking for a real quick energy boost, try just eating some fruit :)
15.Small Amounts of Healthy This and That
Often, processed products are purported to include small amounts of ingredients that are commonly considered healthy. This is purely a marketing trick; usually the amounts of these nutrients are negligible and do nothing to make up for the harmful effects of the other ingredients. This way, the clever marketers can fool parents into thinking they’re making healthy choices for themselves and their children. Some examples of ingredients often added in tiny amounts and then displayed prominently on the packaging are Omega-3s, Antioxidants and Whole Grains. Bottom Line: Food manufacturers often put small amounts of healthy ingredients in their products to fool people into thinking that the products are healthy. A solution to this is checking the ingredients and if it has got many different ingredients then its best to place it back down.
A QUICK, SIMPLE CHALLENGE: Next time you go shopping I want you to check the ingredients of all the foods you buy, read the back of the packaging and make sure the ingredients on the package are real ingredients
It's Never Too Late To Get It Right With Your Next Meal
Hopefully this article will really inspire you and make you realize you need to take action and take control of your own body. Your body and mind has the potential to be a beautiful machine that if taken care of will reward you in so many amazing and Wonderful areas. All I am saying is start being more aware of what you are shoveling down your mouth and read ingredients lists before making a purchase. Just be aware and read a label it only takes a few seconds
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