Products-deceivers: what trends in nutrition are imposed on us and say that they are useful
Fashion for proper nutrition creates its own "heroes".
The most useful breakfast is muesli, the most convenient dinner is sushi, the healthiest snack is yoghurt with dried fruits or smoothies.
But not all superheroes are ready to save your body - some products are only masked.
As in the fashion industry, the food has its own trends, which it is customary to follow. But they were invented to sell as much goods as possible. One can even trace how the title "healthy product" passed: people attacked tofu and muesli, switched to raw food and diet and did everything to stay healthy and fit. But it was worth changing the trend, and we learned that all these superfoods are not so useful. And some can lead to health problems. Therefore, we offer a list of 15 products that only pretend to be useful.
Banana chips are advertised as an excellent substitute for sweets. Why eat chocolate, when you can have a bite with banana chips! Bananas are useful, are not they? But the trick is that banana chips are deep-fried. Even one serving contains 10 grams of saturated fat, which increases the level of cholesterol. Better eat a fresh banana, then with health everything will be in order.
Sushi - an example of how useful food turns into harmful, if you use it a lot. Sushi is subjected to little heat treatment, therefore they are considered to be a healthy food. But sushi in restaurants is often prepared from fish with a high content of mercury. And if you eat too much mercury, you can get symptoms of poisoning. What kind? Insomnia, nausea, hair loss, high blood pressure ... and many more unpleasant consequences.
Muesli became a synonym for a healthy breakfast. Many people abandoned eggs and bacon to start the day with something useful for the body. But the packs of muesli, standing on the shelves of stores, hide an unpleasant secret. Ready-made flakes with fruits contain about 500 kilocalories and an immeasurable amount of sugar in one serving. So if you want to eat really healthy muesli, then buy a pack of oatmeal, dried fruits, sunflower seeds, mix and enjoy a healthy breakfast, and not a fake in a beautiful package.
Energy bars are most often found in special department stores with dietary and healthy food. Nevertheless, they can not be called dietary. They are difficult to find in them, they can even be harmful to sweets. The fact is that energy bars basically cause your body to store fat and store kilocalories, which in one bar can be up to 500 - so much we have to eat for lunch. When you decide to once again eat a bar, remember these figures.
Low fat yogurt
When people are trying to lose weight, they are looking for products with the lowest fat content. Buy low-fat yogurt and think they helped your body, but are mistaken. When the fat content of the product significantly reduces, many taste qualities are lost. To compensate, producers add sugar. And skim yogurt turns out to be transplanted.
Gluten Free Products
If you can not use gluten for medical reasons, you have nothing to do but go on a gluten-free diet. For everyone else, buying gluten-free products will be a waste of money. Such products with a high degree of purification do not contain whole grains, which means that they contain little fiber and antioxidants. So, if the rejection of gluten is not vital, do not waste your money!
Shopping sports drinks are harmful. In general, on this planet there are no useful products of such shades. They are considered to be healthy foods, because they are more useful than lemonades. Sweet soda, of course, is an absolute evil made of sugar and chemical ingredients. But this does not make sports drinks useful. They are full of sugar, dyes and preservatives, so many of them banned in Europe and Japan. Want to regain strength after training - prepare isotonics yourself.
Whole grains are useful because they contain a lot of dietary fiber and contain B vitamins. But with such products, care must be taken. The fact is that manufacturers often call tselzernornym products, which are only conditional. A whole grain is one that contains all parts of the seeds. Purified grains, which are more common in products, are stored longer and have a smaller structure, but also are of less value to the body.
If you are preparing smoothies at home, you are on the right track. What can be more beneficial for the body than mixed natural juices, fruits and vegetables? At home you are a chef, you can add anything you want to the smoothies. But some forget or do not have time to prepare a cocktail yourself and buy ready-made products. Be careful! Sahara in them can be more than you think!
Have you heard about a diet for popcorn? She was very popular. Who will give up popcorn? But corn from a microwave is a very good idea. It contains diacetyl, which is added to all artificial oils. Tasty, but terribly bad. Diacetyl is safe if it is, but it can not be inhaled. And when you have hot popcorn before you, it's very easy to breathe it.
Frozen ready-made dinners are a salvation for busy people who can not cook every day. But there is one nuance that makes semi-finished products harmful: they are very salty. Processed food loses its flavor, and the producers solve the problem by adding salt, sugar and fats to the products. In ready-made dinners a lot of salt, but not enough nutrients. And very rarely there are whole grains.
Lovers of muffins are justified by the fact that fresh cupcakes are more useful than sweets and fried donuts. But there are 400-800 calories in the muffin! If you can not live without a cupcake, choose one with fewer ingredients. The simpler the composition of the product, the more difficult it is to hide sugar, fat and calories.
Granola is a term often referred to as a healthy breakfast of baked cereals and nuts. The excitement around the product was created mainly by good advertising. As with muesli, which is similar to granola, it often contains a lot of sugar, which increases the calorie content of one serving on average to 600 kilocalories. When there is more sugar in the cereal mixture than grains and fibers, it becomes completely useless. Carefully read the composition of the product, if you want to eat a really healthy food.
Nuts contain many nutrients that improve our condition, and help to fight overweight in the diet. But it is worth reworking the nuts in the paste, as all the advantages are completely lost. In the process of processing, natural fats decay, but artificial products are added to the product. And salt, sugar, preservatives and dyes. It is better to use almond oil instead of pasta.
Dried fruits are beautiful. When you dry them at home, keeping all the vitamins, fibers and minerals. But if you buy candied fruits in a store, then you take a packet of sugar. Sugarose producers add to dried fruits for a pleasant taste. And to preserve the color of the fruit, add sulfur. Such supplements can be dangerous and certainly will not help you lose weight.