Mar 25 2014
Everywhere you look we are being told what we should and shouldn’t eat. The Telegraph even had an article a few weeks ago claiming that you shouldn’t eat meat because it will give you cancer! Unfortunately this pseudo-science is not only misleading, but it can be seriously damaging to…
Everywhere you look we are being told what we should and shouldn’t eat. The Telegraph even had an article a few weeks ago claiming that you shouldn’t eat meat because it will give you cancer! Unfortunately this pseudo-science is not only misleading, but it can be seriously damaging to our health; these are big claims to make, and with such a great influence over the public, these are dangerous games to be playing.
Here at Salecca we write hundreds of nutrition plans every year, and we take the time to pull out all the worthless information so you don’t have to. So heres a little information about three foods that you might have thought were good for you, but when you scratch beneath the surface they are not what they might seem…..
Non organic meat & dairy
Whether you should eat organic has been a topic that’s been up for debate for many years. We are living in a highly toxic environment, and our body can only getting rid of a certain amount of toxins, then what happens to the rest? They get stored in our fat cells. The same applies for the animals living in our environment.
Apply this to the milk that we drink, the cheese and the meat that we eat. Most of the animals that we eat are fed food containing a high toxic load such as heavily medicated feed. These animals are also storing their toxins in their fat cells. meaning we are directly exposed to all these additional nasties.
Organic animals are under much less stress; they are not given antibiotics or exposed to pesticides on their food, and as a result the toxicity levels in their body are much lower. It is exposure to these sorts of chemicals that can lead to cancers and other degenerative diseases, therefore anything you eat that has a some level of fat content in it should be organic.
A staple part of the British breakfast for many years, they are actually one of the worst ways to start the day! When we are judging how good a food is for our body, we are looking at two things – the first is what that food might do to our hormones, the second is how it is digested. Whole foods like vegetables, quinoa, eggs and meat are all foods that are in their most natural form. They are good for us because they are harder for our bodies to break down and turn into energy, meaning we get slowly fed that energy throughout the day. When the energy is released slowly, this also means that we don’t get big swings in some of our hormone levels.
Most cereals have been heavily processed, have been changed considerably from their natural form and are often caked in sugar! These types of food trigger an enormous release of the hormone insulin, which is responsible for storing fat inside the body. The result? A big hit of energy, followed by the storing of most of that energy in your fat cells, followed promptly by a crash.
Tuna is toxic, it can’t get much simpler than that. Due to the use of coal as a fuel source over the last few decades, plus volcanic activity on the sea floor, most fish is exposed to abnormally high levels of mercury and other pollutants. Mercury has no useful function in the human body. The only functions that mercury has are adverse; negatively affecting the brain, kidneys and even the lungs.
Fish that are larger and caught when they are older have the most mercury. With blue fin tuna weighting in at up-to 1500 pounds, it’s easy to see how they can be one of the worst fish to consume! Salmon on the other hand is caught at a much earlier age, contains good levels of the omega 3 fats, and is all round one of the safer options.
So there you have it; unfortunately navigating your way around our food today is a minefield of misleading information and complex science that is ever-changing. Just because you appear healthy on true outside doesn’t mean you are healthy on the inside. Look after your body by choosing your food carefully, because it truly is the most important thing you have!