Food You Should Avoid If You Truly Care About Your Health - Reportgist

Food You Should Avoid If You Truly Care About Your Health

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We’re all encouraged to make healthy choices and to eat ‘everything in moderation’ when it comes to food. Eating a healthy diet normally involves including fruit, vegetable, whole grains and a moderate amount of unsaturated fats, meat and dairy.>>>CONTINUE FULL READING HERE

Most nutritionists know that completely depriving yourself of foods you love, but might not be considered healthy, can backfire. However, there are some foods that gastroentrologists, doctors who specialise in keeping a healthy gut and digestive tract, avoid altogether – and one in particular might surprise you.

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Gastroenterologist at Tufts Medical Centre, Doctor Harmony Allison, avoids something consumed by many fitness fans daily – protein bars. She told Huffington Post: “I never eat protein bars. They tend to be highly processed and contain lots of additives that are of unknown utility.”

The doctor went onto say that more natural sources of protein such as from nuts, pumpkin seeds or peanut butter would be a far better alternative.

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According to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), most of us already get more protein than we need, so products with amounts of the nutrient, which your body needs to grow and repair cells, isn’t always necessary. However, they report that foods that are rich in protein can be more filling to eat than those high in carbohydrates, so it can be helpful if you’re trying to lose weight.

But it’s important to remember that ‘high protein’ doesn’t necessarily mean it’s healthier, so you should check what other ingredients are listed, such as sugar. The BFH recommends other sources of protein instead – including unsalted nuts, low-fat yoghurt and hard-boiled eggs.

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According to Healthline, some protein bars are very high in calories and added sugar – and some may be very high in fat due to the presence of nuts. It states: “If you’re eating protein bars solely for their protein, keep in mind that most people consume more protein than they need, so you may already be getting enough of this nutrient. Eating protein in excess doesn’t appear to benefit the health of the average person, and doing so may be harmful in some cases.”

According to the NHS, the amount of protein we need in our diets change in different stages of life. Older people might require more protein due to health risk. However, the health body recommends filling at least a quarter of your plate with protein foods at every meal, including chicken, egg, beef and fish.>>>CONTINUE FULL READING HERE

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