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11 Truths About Nutrition

Fish, Meat, Grains, Veggies

This is a great article that summarizes a healthy lifestyle and eating habit suggestions. Read the full article here, or these are the excerpt summaries:

“Trans fats are man-made fats, made by “hydrogenating” polyunsaturated vegetable oils. These fats can cause severe harmful effects on metabolism and contribute to many diseases.”

Whole foods are much healthier than processed foods, which tend to be low in nutrients, high in harmful ingredients and designed to drive overconsumption.”

Omega-3 fatty acids are very important. They function as structural molecules in the brain and play key roles in important cellular processes.”

Most experts agree that sugar is harmful and that people are eating too much of it. There is mounting evidence that sugar may be partly responsible for many chronic, Western diseases.”

Although coffee and caffeine in general are controversial, most people agree that green tea is healthy. It is loaded with antioxidants and has led to major health benefits in many studies.”

Although carbs are controversial, almost everyone agrees that whole, unrefined sources are much healthier than their refined counterparts.”

Vegetables are low in calories, but very high in micronutrients, antioxidants and fiber. Many studies show that vegetable consumption is associated with good health.”

Whole foods are incredibly complex and contain thousands of trace nutrients, many of which science has yet to uncover. No amount of supplements can replace all the nutrients found in whole foods.”

Extra virgin olive oil is high in healthy monounsaturated fats and loaded with powerful bioactive antioxidants, many of which have anti-inflammatory effects and protect against heart disease.”

There are many aspects besides nutrition that are just as important for overall health. This includes exercise, managing stress levels and getting adequate sleep.”

“The Best Diet (Or “Way of Eating”) For YOU Is The One You Can Stick To”

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