One of the reasons many of us are overweight is 3 of the most unhealthy foods that we are eating too much of. This may come as a shock to you but they are wheat, corn and soy. “In Defence of Food” is a book written by a nutrition author named Michael Polland. In this book he stated that over 60% of our calorie intakes are obtained from these most unhealthy foods and their derivatives. Soy, corn and wheat have been perceived as being healthy but the fact is that our digestive systems were not meant to process them in such large amounts. Only 1 to 5% of calorie from them is considered healthy to consume. Yet everyday we are eating foods that are made with these 3 most unhealthy ingredients.
Why is wheat one of the most unhealthy foods?
Wheat is thought to be a healthy type of food. But this is incorrect. Wheat contains protein composite called gluten. Some people are gluten intolerant. Gluten can cause ailments like digestive disorders and painful joint conditions. Some foods with wheat in them are baked products, cereals, breads, ice creams, pastas and many other processed foods. Most unhealthy foods destabilize your blood sugar levels and make losing weight more difficult.
Most Unhealthy corn
Corn was one of my favorite things to eat. Whether it was roasted, boiled or baked, anyway it was prepared was fine with me. It is said that around 60% of the corn grown in the United States are genetically altered in a way that it is able to produce its own insecticide. This poison kills insects and other pest but doesn’t damage the corn, very convenient for farmers. However, this corn is harmful to your health. Researcher’s experiments show unhealthy changes in rats’ intestines that were given genetically modified potatoes. Every day you may be consuming corn in the form of corn oil, sodas, salad dressings, ketchup, corn chips, candies, cakes and other high fructose corn syrup. These some of the most unhealthy foods that cause weight loss to fail.
Soy is unhealthy too
The high phytic acid found in soy products interferes with the normal absorption of important nutrients. Soy can contribute to zinc and B12 deficiencies. Eating unhealthy food can affect the way you digest protein and therefore cause problems with your pancreas. Estrogen is a plant found in soy that can interfere with endocrine hormones. These can lead to breast cancer and infertility in women. Soy products may also contain some aluminum toxin which can negatively affect your kidneys and nervous systems.
Daily you may be eating soybean oil, soy milk, and soy protein. What about eggs, chicken, beef, pork and other animals that were fed soy products. These indigestible foods make the animals sick and the meat unhealthy for us to eat.
It is not going to be easy giving up most unhealthy foods that you are accustomed to eating. You can start by taking it one step at a time. Begin by gradually eliminating half and continue to reduce your consumption of these unhealthy products. Soon you will be eating healthier, losing weight and feeling better.