3 So-Called Healthy Foods That Contribute to Weight Gain

July 21, 2011

Food

Weight gain is a huge concern for many individuals today, especially for women. There are so many diets around, but yet it is difficult to maintain a healthy weight without starving yourself. This is mainly due to the fact that we have been led to believe that certain foods are good for us, and thus we fill up on those foods. But in reality these so-called healthy foods contribute to weight gain just like junk foods do.

Here is a short list of so-called healthy foods that contribute to weight-gain.

Meat

All meat is high in protein. But new studies have shown that a lot of these proteins can not be used by the body. Thus they become toxic in the body, and have to be neutralized before they can leave the body. If the body does not have enough antioxidants to neutralize these toxins the body simply stores them away in fat cells so that they cannot harm the body.

Dairy

The dairy industry is correct when they say that milk contains a lot of calcium. But did you know that milk also contains a lot of fatty acids which need to be neutralized by calcium? And the calcium that it uses comes from your bones. Thus in the end you could end up losing more calcium as a result of drinking milk than you can obtain from it.

In order for you to absorb calcium you need lots of vitamin D. According to studies the majority of Americans are deficient in this essential vitamin. This basically means that if you are deficient in vitamin D, you will not be able to absorb enough calcium for strong bones or, to help neutralize the acids.

And guess what happens to all the acids that do not get neutralized and eliminated from the body…they get wrapped up in fat cells which the body stores away from the organs, so that they cannot harm the body.

Eggs

Eggs are touted for being rich with all the essential omega fatty acids. But did you know that they are also very high in cholesterol which contributes to weight gain, poor circulation and heart disease.

The good news is that you can obtain all the essential nutrients, proteins, calcium and healthy oils from a raw plant-based diet. Lots of leaf vegetables will provide you with proteins as well as calcium. Nuts and seeds will also provide you with proteins as well as all the essential fatty acids.

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