Monday, May 30, 2011

Guidelines For "How To Eat Healthy" From, a web site promoting healthy living, recently published an article entitled Ignore Most Dietary Advice - Follow These Four Steps Instead.

One wonders how to eat healthy can be accomplished in four steps, but I read it anyway. The gist of the article is reasonable advice based on more recent research on the topic and certainly will not hurt you. It also does not promote any specific products, another positive benefit.

Here are the guidelines for how to eat healthy:
  1. Focus on raw, fresh foods, and avoid as many processed foods as possible (for those who still have trouble understanding what "processed food" is: if it comes in a can, bottle, or package, and has a list of ingredients, it's processed).
  2. Avoid foods that contain high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) like the plague, but don't just limit it to HFCS, you must limit ALL sources of fructose to less than 25 grams per day, and that includes fruit. If you are taking the average amount of fructose you are consuming three times that or 75 grams. At that level any fruit will cause more harm than good for all but those engaging in unhealthy levels of aerobic cardio activity.
  3. Limit or eliminate grain carbohydrates if you have diabetes, are overweight, or have high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
  4. Replace sodas and other sweetened beverages with clean, pure water.

Bottom line - low carbs (and low sugar)
See these posts for eating plans that accomplish these objectives:

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