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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.

 

 

Coconut Super Grain Granola

Fit Girl’s Kitchen continue sharing another one of her favorite recipes. Granola is not only a satisfying, easy to make and filling, it’s also a nutritious contribution to your breakfast. Hence, it also suits those of you who wants to lose weight. One serving is around half a cup.  Enjoy and happy weekend!

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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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Low Calorie Snack: Yogurt with apple and cocoa

Do you want something different than that apple or banana? Something more filling and satisfying? Try this low calorie snack: Yogurt with apple and cocoa.

The creamy yogurt – which is a great protein and fat source, is perfect with the apple, which is a good carb-source. The cocoa is rich in magnesium and iron, among many other vitamin and minerals.

Try it before your workout and get more out of it. Click here for more snack-ideas!

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Low Carb: Scrambled Eggs with Vegetables

This is the perfect savory breakfast alternative: Scrambled eggs with vegetables. Tasty and ready in just 10 minutes.

This recipe is loaded with protein and vegetables filled with fiber, which will make you full until lunch.

Enjoy!

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Healthy Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Surprise your family with these lovely and healthy raspberry oatmeal bars!

All you need is a few in ingredients and less than 30 minutes.

You will find more inspirations for desserts  i our blog, or get your own coach to manage your holiday temptations.

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Super Tasty Cranberry & Ginger Smoothie

Cranberry is another super berry that you should consider adding to your diet. Make it easy and add it to your smoothie!

This Super Tasty Cranberry Smoothie is just the perfect snack, at your desk or on the go.

Boosted with some coconut water as well, you will stay hydrated and energized all afternoon long!

For more smoothie recipes talk to your coaches or head over to the smoothie recipes in our blog.

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10 Powerful Reasons to Start Using Turmeric

Turmeric grows South and Southeast Asia. It’s one of the most used ingredients in Pakistani, Indian, Persian and Thailand. The roots are  harvested annually and can be used in everything from cooking to medical use. It has incredibly powerful benefits and medicinal values. This is why should you start using itContinue reading

Quinoa Pudding Under 200 Calories

Are you a big fan of quinoa? Then you should include it in your breakfast and try this delicious quinoa pudding.

This gluten-free, high fiber grain has become mainstream and quite popular over the last couple of years, and it’s clearly a good reason for it.  It’s tasty, healthy, keeps your blood sugar levels stable and will help you stay full and satisfied until lunch!

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Improve Your Digestion Naturally With Kefir

Most people are familiar with a variety of fermented products such as yogurt, buttermilk, sour cream butter and so on.

But there is also something called kefir, which is not quite as common as other fermented products.

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