Nutrition Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Labels can be misleading. Corporate agendas can push misinformation. It can be hard to know when you’re making the right choices for you and your family’s dietary needs. Here are a few simple nutrition facts that we believe will help you build a knowledge base around good nutrition.

 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned trans fats as of June 18, 2018, though products manufactured before this date can still be distributed until 2020.

 

Around 1980 we saw a drastic increase in obesity, type 2 diabetes, and the myriad of health issues that come along with them. The simultaneous rise in the production of foods that include trans fats has lead the FDA to ban these life suckers! Stick with foods that offer healthy fats like salmon, avocados, or nuts.

 

Recently, the egg has gotten a bad rep because their yolks are high in cholesterol. However, studies show that cholesterol from eggs doesn’t raise blood cholesterol in the majority of people.

 

It was deemed the incredible, edible egg because it is! Eggs are a healthy source of protein, they’re cheap, and really versatile to cook with.

 

Just like your body’s cells, the bacteria in your body need to eat too, and soluble fiber is their preferred fuel source. This may be the most important reason to include plenty of fiber in your diet, to feed the beneficial bacteria in your intestine.

 

Fueling the beneficial bacteria in your body can be as easy as taking a fiber supplement. Or you can be sure to add high fiber food to your diet like certain fruits, veggies, beans and nuts.

 

Eating more protein has been shown to lead to automatic calorie restriction and significant weight loss without deliberately restricting calories.

 

Focusing on cutting calories can be daunting. Calorie restriction is tough for the majority of us. Instead, focus on eating more protein. It’s simple psychology. You won’t feel as though you’re denying yourself but still get the benefit of naturally reducing your caloric intake.

 

Foods that are naturally gluten-free are fine, but gluten-free processed foods are often made with unhealthy ingredients that may even be worse than their gluten-containing counterparts. The truth is, organic sugar is still sugar and gluten-free junk food is still junk food.

 

Good nutrition is best practiced when you stick to the basics. Increase your fruits, veggies and proteins and learn to walk away from sugar and empty calories. Don’t let labels fool you and let your common sense guide your choices.

 

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