Why Eating Healthy is BAD for You (weird but true)
But a new study sheds a dark shadow on healthy eating. In some cases, it may not do anything to improve your health. In fact, it may backfire in form of worse health and increased body weight.
In this study published in the Journal of Marketing Research, a group of people who were concerned about their fitness and health were recruited.
They were all given packs of “trail mix” (mix of nuts, dried fruits and chocolate chips). They could eat as much as they wanted.
There was a difference in the trail mix, though- specifically in the packaging. Half the group got normal trail mix packaging, whereas the other half got the same mix labelled “Fitness” with a picture of training shoes on it. Afterwards, everyone hit the gym.
Now, those who got the “fitness trail mix,” ate significantly more of it than the other group with “normal trail mix.” The fitness group also worked out significantly less than the ‘non-fitness’ group.
So why is this?
The only conclusion is that our mind plays a trick on us. When we think we’re eating healthy, we also think that we can eat more of semi-unhealthy foods and we don’t have to pay for it in increased weight or health issues. We also tend to think that eating healthy is enough and we don’t have to take other actions like working out.
Marketing firms have known this for years. The energy drinks, fitness bars, protein mixes and other packaged stuff sold with fitness imagery labels are most often loaded with sugar and other unhealthy ingredients. And the consumer thinks, by eating or drinking these “health foods” they’re improving their health: Why not eat an energy bar instead of going for a walk?
Previous studies have shown similar effects from vitamins. Those who take vitamins daily, tend to eat less healthy and workout less. The thinking is that we get enough vitamins from the pills and can therefore skip on our fruits and vegetables. This is especially dangerous when using cheap store brand supplements that have been proven to not include most of the ingredient list or are not absorbed by your body.
The bottom line is that for optimal health, we need to eat healthy, fresh, unprocessed foods. Fancy labels on the packages don’t do anything for our health.
And we also have to exercise and make other lifestyle changes.
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Eating Healthy – This Is What Happens Immediately Switching to Organic
Eating organic is expensive and often difficult to manage (you’re not spending as much time at McDonald’s). But is it worth it?
A new study from The Swedish Environmental Research Institute put this question to the test, having a family of five switched completely over to organic.
What happened immediately was astonishing!
This was a typical Swedish family who very rarely ate organic. But with the support of The Swedish Environmental Research Institute and a supermarket chain, for two weeks they switched everything to organic.
That included food, cleaning products, all hygiene products, and even the father’s chewing tobacco.
Before switching, urine examples were taken daily, for a week, from every member of the family. The same procedure continued during the two weeks of organic eating.
In the beginning, and unbelievable amount of pesticides and other chemicals were found in the samples. That included: 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (herbicides), Atrazine (herbicide), Boscalid (fungacide), Chlormequat chloride (CCC) and mepequat (growth inhibitors), Chlorpyrifos (insecticide), Ethylenebisdithiocarbamates (fungicide), MPCA (herbicide), Pyrethroids, such as cypermethrin and esfenvalerate (insecticides), Propamocarb (fungicide), Thiabendazole, iprodione, diuron, vinclozolin (fungicides).
Long story short, after only two weeks of using nothing but organic, most of these chemicals had completely disappeared.
Now authorities claim that the amount of each chemical was never above risk level. But there is no long term study taking into account the combined amount of so many different chemicals and what they will do.
Is switching to organic means healthy eating? To get the answer, watch this video –What Does “Organic” Mean, and Should You Buy Organic Foods?
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