3 “BAD” Foods You Should Definitely Eat MORE Of?
By Kevin DiDonato MS, CSCS, CES--Level 1 Certified Presision Nutrition and Certified Personal Trainer.
Do you AVOID certain foods because you think they will make you FAT?
Or perhaps they may ruin your health or make you feel bloated and sluggish?
Well. I have some news for you…
Some of the very foods you’re skipping out on may be the BEST foods for boosting your fat loss…improving your health…and adding tremendous benefit to your performance.
What common foods do you avoid that you shouldn’t?
Well, these FIVE come to mind…
Five BAD Rap Foods That Aren’t
There are a lot of foods that people avoid simply because mainstream media has labeled them as “bad.”
Well, the truth is: Some of these foods should be revisited and the label of “bad” should be removed.
Granted, foods like sugar and high fructose corn syrup will continue to be the evil nutrients for fat loss seekers, however, there are many others that are not.
A great example is rice. Rice is a staple in many Eastern and Asian cultures, and has been used for centuries as a way to improve health – and that includes fat loss.
However, the media has painted a very dark picture of rice, one that has consumers scared that if they have any amount of rice, they will gain fat and have other adverse health conditions.
But here’s the deal: These foods – rice included – may not be the evil foods they once were thought to be.
Besides rice, what other foods are labeled “bad” that probably shouldn’t be?
Well, these THREE others rank up there:
Have you ever been told that potatoes will make you fat? Well here’s the deal…
Potatoes WILL NOT make you fat – as long as you eat them in moderation!
You see, potatoes are rich in potassium, fiber, and other antioxidants that could promote the right environment for fat loss.
So why do people claim potatoes will make you fat? Well, as you now know the potato itself is a great, healthy carb for fat loss.
However, when you smother it with shredded cheese, sour cream, and other oils, you may skyrocket the calories, therefore increasing the risk for fat gain.
Many people feel that if you’re out to lose fat, then you should AVOID chocolate altogether.
However, the truth is: Some chocolate – mainly the dark persuasion – is extremely healthy and may be loaded with fat-busting nutrients.
Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that may decrease your bad cholesterol, give your good cholesterol a boost, and even aid in slimming your waistline.
However, like every other food, you need to eat chocolate in moderation! A one-ounce serving of dark chocolate is more than enough to keep your fat burning on point.
3. RED Meat
Red meat – a potent source of protein – has gotten a very bad reputation as a food that may increase your risk for heart disease.
Unlike the other two foods, the danger of red meat (as claimed by mainstream media) has more to do with heart health - heart attack risk, and cholesterol-raising issues.
But is this true?
If you keep your intake to a minimum – like ONE or TWO servings per week – then you may be in the clear.
LEAN red meat contains plenty of nutrition, essential fats, iron, and zinc to keep you healthy and strong.
Shop for the leaner cuts of meat in order to keep your fat intake in check and keep the nutrition rolling.
REVERSE The Stigma
There are many foods that mainstream media, fat loss gurus, and others will tell you are “bad” for your health and your fat loss.
However, some of the most popular foods – like rice, red meat, and potatoes – may actually have very powerful effects on your health.
And that includes speeding up your metabolism and boosting your overall fat loss!
So, before you cast these foods aside and label them “bad,” you should take a second look and find the good in these foods.
Your flat midsection and toned belly will thank you for including them later!
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