Diet Tips to Ditch
Its hard to not want to take the easy way out. Its even harder when we think that we are doing something right only to find it we did it wrong. There are so many people, articles, and friends telling us what we should and should not do when it comes to getting healthy. Its super hard to figure it all out.
Not to worry. I have taken the and done the research for you. Now you don't have to worry and ditch everything that you have heard. There are some tips that are out there that are really good for you. Then there are some that are just fads and don't make a difference at all.
Here are some of the things that you don't have to worry about at all:
Diet Tips that Don't Matter
Go Gluten Free - if you do not have a medical condition such as celiac disease then you don't need to go gluten free. Of course it sounds good and its all the hype right now but going gluten free actually does more harm than good. Gluten is a protein found in many whole grains. The idea in healthy living is to add healthy food and no to eliminate whole food groups from our lives.
Avoid foods high in Lectins - similar to going gluten free, avoiding lectins when you have no dietary issues is just something that you dont have to do. It doesnt nothing for you or your body
Go Carb Free - Carbs are your body's main source of energy and fuel. So when you cut your carb intake you are not giving your body what it needs to move throughout the day. This is why you sometimes feel sluggish and irritable. The carbs found in most grains promote intestinal health, physical healthy and brain function.
Fad Diets - Fad diets can do a lot of damage to our healthy mainly because they put a lot of restrictions on what you take in your body. Limiting your calories daily or even your carbs can cause way more harm than good. The best thing to do is make sure that you are taking in healthy food and no longer take in processed or fast foods.
Only Eat Organic Produce - It is great to eat organic produce when we can. But skipping meals and not getting the nutrients that our bodies need because we cant find it organic is not good at all. An alternative to buying organic is buying Locally Grown. There are many stores that are not supporting smaller farmers and buying more locally grown foods. Also, if you are lucky enough to have a farmers market near by, go and get all that you can. There are many gems at the Farmers Market.
Avoid Fruits because of Sugar - There is no reason to avoid fruits due to sugar at all. There is big difference in avoiding sugary food and avoiding foods that have a natural sugar. Sugar that are naturally found in fruits are good for our bodies because our bodies can breaking them down and use them as needed.