Foods You Need To Avoid
Here are the foods that are not as healthy as we think:
Believing that juice is healthy because it is made from the fruit is fooling yourself. Even the 100 percent fruit juice contains grams similar to soda. Juice contains vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, but lacks beneficial fiber of the whole fruits. Moreover, the liquid fool does not provide the satisfaction and fullness as solid foods and you end up in overeating.
If we talk about sports drinks, it is better to skip them altogether. If you are not a professional athlete who is exercising at a high intensity, then you do not need these. These beverages are for professional players, who burn over a thousand calories. So this is not a healthy choice to go with if you are not burning a ton of calories a day.
Hummus itself is nutritious if taken in right portion size. The portion size of hummus is usually two tablespoons. Eating a portion size closer to a cup of hummus will increase the calories to above 400. Next time, eat hummus considering it to be a sandwich spread instead of a dip and enjoy the benefits it provides.
Natural yogurt contains a lot of health benefits, but flavored yogurt is full of sugar. The best option for a healthy choice is plain, unsweetened and, unflavored yogurt. You can then add some fresh fruit to flavor and sweeten it up to your taste.
Oils That You Should Use
Here are the Oils that you should use:
The labels mentioned as “Extra Virgin” or “Pure Olive Oil” are best tasting and less refined oils. It has a strong flavor and medium smoke point. They are healthy as they contain vitamins E and K, and have a low amount of saturated fat but are a good source of unsaturated fats.
The label mentioned as Light or refined has a milder flavor, and they also contain less amount of saturated and more unsaturated fats. This oil has a high smoke point, so it is best for high-heat cooking.
Sesame Oil can be used for low-heat baking or sauces as it has a medium smoke point. The oil is low in saturated fats but is a good source of mono and poly unsaturated fats. This oil has a strong flavor and has a high amount of antioxidants.
Flaxseed Oil needs to be used quickly before it expires and also it needs to be refrigerated. It is low in saturated fat and a good source of mono and poly unsaturated fats. This strong flavor oil has a low smoke point so it should be used for dressings or flavorings.
The Soybean oil is very inexpensive. It is a good source of polyunsaturated fats, Vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids. The Soybean oil has a mild flavor and a high smoke point. Be careful while buying so that you should avoid the hydrogenated oil.
A very good source of mono and poly unsaturated oils but less than sunflower or olive oil. Peanut oil is low in saturated fat and has a medium-high smoke point.