2. Going Fat Free
3. Breakfast Cereals Are All HealthyThis is one of the most common blunders that most people make - swapping their wholesome Indian nashta of chillas and methi-stuffed parathas with this modern day junk. Most cereals are loaded with sugar and refined carbs. They are highly processed and produced via extrusion, using high temperature processes to shape the cereal. A big problem is that food manufacturers are expert marketers, making us believe everything they say. Processed food is causing harm to our health, further adding to childhood obesity and other diet related diseases.4. Throw Away the Egg YolksHealth professionals have marked a record in demonising the egg yolk. Almost each day I remind my clients not to throw the yolk. It is rich in Vitamin A, D, E, K, B12 and contains an array of essential nutrients. Thankfully in the past few years, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has collected the findings of 21 different studies which state that “Saturated Fat” and “Dietary Cholesterol” are not associated with coronary heart disease and stroke. In fact, the B Vitamins, particularly Riboflavin, present in the yolk has been known to bring down cholesterol levels whereas Lecithin within the egg prevents much of cholesterol from getting absorbed within your digestive tract.5. Counting Calories is a MustCounting calories, in my opinion, is seriously outdated and simply does not work. Eating 500 calories of processed junk and 500 calories of plant-based food do not have the same impact on the body. Instead, chose fresh food in its natural state as much as possible. Pay attention and listen to your body, which time and again tells you how much it needs, so no math is required.Every day we choose what to purchase and what to eat. Our attitude towards what’s healthy comes from questionable sources with conflicting agendas. So be watchful and do your own research. What’s natural and seasonal will always be good for health than processed products. It would actually be wonderful to see advertisements for natural foods instead of being bombarded with those on fizzy drinks, packaged snacks and cereals. About the Author:
Shilpa Arora ND is a renowned Health Practitioner, Nutritionist and certified Macrobiotic Health Coach. She has to her credit Doctorate in Natural Medicine. She is currently based in Delhi NCR region, successfully running her Nutrition Studio with individual consultations, offering life style programs supported by the most up-to-date clinical research.
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