Posted on 10/10/2019 in Other

5 Useless Foods When You Are on a Healthy Diet

5 Useless Foods When You Are on a Healthy Diet

For hundreds of years, people have lived in severe scarcity. Food had to be obtained and stored. Those who did it well had an advantage. Now everything has changed, but people are still inclined to stuff up the stomachs as if stocking up for a month in advance. A sedentary lifestyle and the availability of high-calorie foods lead to weight gain. As a result, people often torment themselves with diets.

People try to consume healthy foods like yogurts, cereals, vegetables, and juices but not all of them are as useful as you think:

1. Yogurts With Additives

The well-known fruit yogurts will not bring any benefit since they usually contain sugar, artificial additives and flavorings. It is better to choose natural yogurts with a short shelf life. This increases the likelihood that live lactobacilli that regulate the water-salt and acid-base balance will reach the intestines. But here everything is not so simple too.

The beneficial bacteria that enrich yogurts may simply not reach their destination. On the way to the intestines, they face gastric juice, as well as bile acids, which significantly reduce the number of viable probiotic bacteria. It is impossible to solve the problem of intestinal dysbiosis with yogurts.

2. Pasta

Conventional wheat flour pasta is not the best choice for healthy nutrition. These are easily digestible carbohydrates, which the body hurries to put aside for later in the form of fat. After their consumption, hunger will quickly return. Only macaroni made from durum wheat is considered useful. Such products have a lower glycemic index, which means they are more slowly absorbed and do not cause a sharp jump in blood sugar.

3. Instant Oatmeal

Instant oatmeal is not the best choice for breakfast. It contains sugar that provokes hunger, so after a couple of hours, you will again want to have a bite. In instant oatmeal without additives, there is also a drawback because important elements in such breakfasts are destroyed during production.

In order for the oatmeal to be cooked quickly, whole grains are peeled, cleaned of bran (which are an additional source of fiber), steamed several times at high temperatures, cut and flattened. As a result, only carbohydrates remain in oat flakes which in the absence of fiber contribute to a rapid rise of insulin in the blood.

4. Fast Food Restaurant Salads

The daily use of vegetable salads seasoned with vegetable oil is called the long-lived diet. But salads from fast food restaurants can hardly be attributed here as they contain sauce with harmful additives. Thanks to them the calorie content of the dish increases by 2–3 times and is equal to an ordinary burger. In popular fast-food chains, you can ask not to add the sauce to the salad. This will make it much more beneficial both for health and body.

5. White Rice

To increase the shelf life, white rice is first peeled, then ground, and in some varieties are steamed. After complex manipulations, not many useful substances remain in the cereal and there is absolutely no fiber in it. Consumption of products low in fiber leads to constipation. Being in this state for a long time may provoke the development of rectal bleeding. Some gastroenterologists advise consuming red, brown, or black rice.

Black rice is considered the most useful variety of cereals. This is a light and satisfying product with a lot of fiber. Such rice contains anti-cancer substances. Red rice normalizes blood sugar and lowers bad cholesterol. Brown rice is recommended for losing weight and to those suffering from diabetes.

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