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In a world where the list is king, doesnít it make sense to know what not to eat in addition to what you should eat?
Thatís how I look at it and you know how much I love me a good list!
The foods you should never eat are deserving of their own list too, doncha think? But Iíve done one better on this particular list. While Iíve named the culprit in disturbing your peace (health and weight), Iíve also named the hero in restoring your well-being (begin applause now).
Letís get right to business then and get rolling with this list. If you stick with me, youíll know how to dodge these negative nutritional bullets and make better choices at the grocery store and when dining out.
Culprit #1: Deep-Fried Anything
Sorry, but if you order deep fried, make deep fried or even use the words deep fried, you might as well look for a cardiologist at the same time. Deep frying is positively the worst possible choice for having anything prepared. And donít let the words, ďlightly friedĒ fool you either, as in tempura! Itís all wickedness!
Hero #1: Sauteed for Flavor
This cooking technique uses minimal oil (preferably olive oil) and gives your food the flavor and complexity youíre looking for. I sautť my green beans after steaming them in olive oil (not virgin, thatís too fine an oil for heat), a lot of fresh garlic, a little sea salt and a liberal grinding of fresh pepper. Unbelievable taste with very little fat and no bad fat, either.
Culprit #2: White Bread
Thud. Did you hear that? Thatís the sound of white bread landing in your gullet. Itís squishy, gooey and gluey and itís adhering to the sides of your intestines, do you feel it? Blech. Considering the negative nutrition associated with denatured flour, why would anyone make that choice in this enlightened century? Lose the white bread already!
Hero #2: Sprouted Wheat Bread
Okay, check this out. When you sprout grain, then make it into bread, not only is a lot easier on your digestion, itís packed full of nutrients traditional bread doesnít have! Consider this nugget: your body looks at sprouted grain as veggies, not starch! Thatís good news if your thighs sprout inches just by eating a sandwich with two pieces of ... Continue
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