If Healthy Food has something Bad in it should you keep eating it? You might be thinking if everything has something bad in it, what is there left to eat? Or, some might think if everything’s bad, why bother, just eat what you want and don’t worry about it. Yet, if you are concerned about your health and weight loss there are a few things to consider…
I have been struggling with what to eat and not for years. I have it narrowed down quite a bit now. I don’t fool myself as much and can weed out more and more false information about which foods are healthy and those which are not.
I have talked about potatoes and rice a lot. Each has something in it that can cause your body problems. Like solanine and acrylamide in potatoes and arsenic in all rice. That’s why I wrote a post on why rice and potatoes may not be as good as you think, here. I also wrote another post about what potatoes to buy, here.
Right now, I limit eating rice and potatoes. I eat a fried potato in the morning and add rice to my burritos during the day. What else do I eat? Along with beans, I also eat salads, melon, berries, nuts and seeds, onions, olives, steamed vegetables like broccoli and mushrooms. It may not sound like a lot to eat, but it keeps me full, healthy and trim. Try my zucchini spaghetti, here.
Healthy foods to limit…
- Nightshade vegetables like tomatoes and peppers
- Citrus fruits, dried fruits and pineapples for teeth
- Fatty foods like avocados, seeds and nuts
- Potatoes and rice
Lately, I have been adding crumbled soy to my burritos with refried beans I make in my crockpot. The processed soy crumbles taste good and add a certain texture, but is it really that healthful? I wonder, but I always seem to experiment and test. I have heard the pros and cons, mainly cons. Personally, I limit all processed foods no matter what they are made of. Decide for yourself whether soy products are your hero or villain…
‘As with many other compounds, like alcohol or caffeine, there are many pros and cons associated with moderate soy intake. Consumers should be aware that soy contains endocrine disrupting compounds and make dietary choices accordingly. For a typical consumer, alarm over soy products is likely unnecessary but so is the belief that a soy-rich diet will alleviate all ills. Women who are pregnant, nursing, or attempting to become pregnant should use soy foods with caution and be aware that soy formula may not be the best option for their babies. Older individuals, especially those with high cholesterol, may experience modest benefits including improved bone and cardiovascular health, and perhaps a decreased risk of carcinogenesis. Moderation is likely key and the incorporation of real foods, as opposed to supplements or processed foods to which soy protein is added, is probably essential for maximizing health benefits. Finally, the relative importance of the soy protein itself, compared to the isoflavones, on health outcomes such as lipid levels, reduced risk of carcinogenesis, and fracture risk must be resolved. If something other than the isoflavone phytoestrogens is producing the mild but measurable health benefits of soy foods, this would considerably help shape the development of dietary guidelines for both adults and children [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3074428/]’.
Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3074428/
Website Title Frontiers in neuroendocrinology
Publication Month October
Publication Year 2010
Date Accessed October 29, 2018
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.