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5 things you think are healthy

5 things you think are healthy

With the current trending of eating well, new products hit the market every week pretending to be healthy and nutritious.  But in fact, many food companies are selling products that are actually burst with additives chemicals and other suspicious ingredients that can have bad effects on health.

Which ingredient should you remove from your diet? We have prepared for you a list of 5 foods that you should avoid and other options that you can swap in instead.

  1. ATLANTIC SALMON

Although the fish can be considered as a healthy ingredient with essential micronutrients and numerous health benefits, you should be careful with the farm-raised salmon mainly known under the name of “Atlantic salmon”. Indeed, according to a study led by the National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research in Norway, the consumption of farmed salmon containing persistent organic pollutants causes insulin resistance and obesity. 

You can use other types of fish as an alternative, providing you the dose of omega 3 you need in your healthy menus such as the Alaskan wild-caught salmon, the Atlantic mackerel, or Pacific sardines.

  1. STORE-BOUGHT GRANOLA

Even if the granola doesn’t contain as many calories as pancakes with Nutella, we can’t consider it as a healthy breakfast. The high quantity of sugar in granola can lead to a higher risk of cancer, diabetes, and obesity (especially if it is the first thing you eat in the morning). A good alternative will be to cook your own granola at home using oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit.

  1. FRUIT JUICE

While the fruit juice was recommended over the years thanks to its contribution of vitamin C, nutritionists change their mind. Drinking a fruit juice will bring you the sugar found in the fruit but without the fiber. The fiber plays an important role because it helps slow down the absorption of sugar, reducing the risks of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure. Eating the fruit in itself is a better alternative for your health.

  1. VEGGIE CHIPS

The veggie chips are a new concept consisting of chips being prepared using vegetables. Even if it seems really appealing and guilt-free, the veggie chips are not healthy: high in sodium, fat and artificial ingredients. Marketing strategy again. The best alternative: try to cook your own veggie chips or prefer another snack such as air-popped popcorn, roasted chickpeas, or toasted pumpkin seeds.

  1. ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

The artificial sweeteners such as aspartame or sucralose are actually doing the contrary effect of what you really want. In other words, it, will increase your appetite and might contribute to weight gain. If you like to add a touch of sweetness to your food or drinks, prefer natural ingredients such as fresh fruits, stevia, or raw honey.

 

 

Lose Weight without going on a Fad Diet

Are you on a fad diet? If you’ve ever been lured in to trying the latest diet trend, you’re not alone. For many, it’s hard to separate nutrition facts from fiction, as there’s so much (often arguable) information out there. Because of this, we often rely on the “experts” for the answers. From juice fasts to high protein, people are in constant search of that magic remedy, but as the world of nutrition evolves, it seems humans are going back to the basics, and it looks like the magic lies in whole foods.

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The Nutritionist’s 30 Best Tips For a Healthier 2017

A brand new year is here. We have turned the page and are ready to start drawing the story of a new year. All the opportunities are yours and we are ready to guide you through the choices towards a healthier you. Our nutritionist Mariah shares her best tips for a healthier 2017.

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To eat or Not to eat Breakfast?

To eat or  not to eat breakfast? I’m sure you’ve heard the conflicting advice about eating breakfast. Some say it will increase your chances of losing weight and others say the opposite.

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6 Benefits of Drinking Water You Didn’t Know About

Many of us live with the with the idea that it’s necessary to drink 8 glasses of water a day, in order to stay healthy.

Truth is that there is no real scientific probe for that. Then, why should you drink it? There are several reasons to keep drinking water, all of them related to your health.

In the following lines I’ll you will understand why it’s essential for your body.

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5 Foods to Boost Your Health

These days there’s a lot of talk about “nutrient dense” foods, but many of us are asking the question “what are they and why should I eat them?” To put it simply, nutrient density means how many nutrients you get from a food, given the number of calories it contains. When we eat “nutrient rich” foods we get concentrated amounts of vitamins, minerals, fiber, essential fatty acids and phytonutrients, without the added ingredients that increase calories and our waistlines.

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6 Ways to Eat Less Sugar

Got a sweet tooth? Here are some tips on how to ditch the cravings.

When it comes to sugar cravings, there’s no easy solution as there are both mental and physiological components that come into play, making it that much harder to give up.

For example, the more sugar and refined foods you eat, the more your body craves, and if you’re prone to emotional triggers, this can often set off a junk food frenzy.

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The power of a positive mindset

Positive mindset. When we envision how we’ll look after we lose weight or get fit we feel euphoric, and so we begin our routine of eating better, and exercising more. As time goes on, we realize just how much strength we’ll need to fight off cravings and stay motivated, when suddenly maintaining a positive outlook feels impossible.

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Can Carbs affect your mood?

Do carbs affect your mood? Bogged down by the winter blues and looking for a way to lift your spirits?  What you eat could make a difference in how you feel.

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Sexy Scallops and Pea Puree

Serves: 6| Active time: 30 min | Total time: 1hr

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