The below lists the three worst, and three best, foods that you can put into your mouth (excluding alcohol). This is in no particular order.
There are few substances as destructive to human health as sugar. Fructose is the dangerous half of the sugar molecule, and is often called 'fruit sugar', which makes it sound healthy - which it isn't.
Sugar has the following negative effects on the body:
These are known as polyunsaturated fats, and come with a hefty price to health. They are very high in omega-6 oils, extremely inflammatory, and are unstable, damaged fats. Margarine is seed oil with hydrogen bubbled through it to stabilise and stiffen it, so that it acts like a soft butter. Think about that… seed oil with hydrogen bubbled through it. Do you still want to spread that on some processed bread? It was in about the 1920s when candle makers, Procter and Gamble, decided to turn seed oils into margarine as an easy way to make money… let that one sink in.
Whether whole or refined, glutenous grains are carbohydrate-dense foods. They are usually in a refined form to be able to use them, and have been shown to cause untold damage to the brain, heart and digestive system. Human beings have no need for glutenous grains (particularly wheat), whether in bread, pasta, or any other form. Glutenous-grain-based foods are also a place to store a multitude of chemicals – if you don't believe this, read any bread packet.
There are many, but essentially picking three would include:Eat lots of eggs, green leafy vegetables and fermented foods.
Eggs are known as the "perfect food" with an impressive nutritional profile. All the nutrients we need, except for vitamin C, are found in eggs!
Fermented foods replenish and revitalise your gut bacteria. Thriving gut bacteria can improve your immune system, your digestive system, your endocrine system and your adrenal system. A diet rich is processed foods, carbs and sugar can destroy the balance in your gut. On the flip side, a diet rich in fermented foods (sauerkraut, kefir, kimchi, tempeh, brined pickles and kombucha) can restore balance to the gut which may improve the symptoms of any number of ailments from skin conditions, allergies, insomnia, constant colds and flu to low libido and depression.
Green leafy vegetables are high in fibre and prebiotics, which the good bacteria feed on. The main nutrients found in green leafy vegetables include: magnesium, calcium, potassium, manganese, folate and betaine, all of which are essential for a healthy body. This is why, contrary to conventional belief, they make up the bulk of the foods you should eat when you are Banting with Real Meal Revolution.