Over the course of time, people have become aware that in order to maintain a healthy and fit body, we need to be watchful of the food sizes and amount of calories we consume daily. Even experts recommend this technique to us for several times.
I’m pretty sure you’re still avoiding those weight spoilers until now. But did you know that aside from bad calories, we also need to take into consideration the chemical additives on our foods? Yes, the food we eat has numerous chemicals specifically processed and manufactured foods.
This might sound scary, but do you have any idea what are those chemicals doing in our body every time we consume and digest them? So alarming right?
Try to imagine your favorite food and you’ve just discovered that it contains chemicals/preservatives/colorings bad for your health and even the main cause of providing you excess weight. Are you willing to take another bite?
You might be cogitating right now, thinking why those chemicals are produced if it’s bad for human’s health. Actually, they are being produced and manufactured for some reasons.
One of which is chemicals can enhance the appearance of a certain food (e.g. coloring, flavorings, growth-booster, etc.). Some foods also comprises with sweeteners as it could help enhance the taste of the food and magnetized consumers to eat more of the product and preservatives to make the food last longer.
We might be blind about this fact but it’s not yet too late to include chemical additives in our “What to Avoid” list in our diet plan. According to a weight-loss doctor, Sally Norton, M.D who shared her thoughts on a related article,
“We aren’t paying attention to the other stuff in our food – the excess fat and sugar, and – one thing that is so often ignored – the chemicals.”
This is really true and I know, most of us are guilty about this. We are too focused on counting ‘calories’ not knowing that there are more important things to consider when losing weight – chemicals.
So how do we avoid bad chemicals in our foods?
Instead of buying canned goods, foods in a box and bags, Dr. Sally advised that we must load whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables. So if we want to stay healthy, slim, fit, fab and sexy, we must start counting chemical additives listed on the nutrition facts of the foods we want to buy. And most of all, stay organic! Non-organic foods have a lot of pesticides that can harm one’s health.
The key to a healthy weight should begin on how you avoid food chemicals. Be more conscious with the chemicals rather than calorie count.