The danger of “empty calories”

The term “empty calories” refers to a group of foods that provide little to no nutritional value, yet still have calories in them.  That makes the term a bit deceiving, because the calories in these types of foods are actually anything but “empty”.  A typical selection of empty-calorie foods includes cakes, pies, beer, soft drinks, candy, french fries and many processed snacks.

Since you must get the 40 essential nutrients to maintain optimal health, your body needs you to take in a certain amount of calories each day.  However, if you eat more calories than your body can use, you will gain weight and may inherit all the well-known consequences that go along with obesity.

How to Eliminate Empty Calories From Your Diet :

1)  Go slow – slowly switch from consumption of empty calories to eating more nutrient-dense foods.

2)  Be smart when it comes to the food you eat – gradually eliminate all foods made from high levels of sugar and white flower.

3)  Your best friends are fruits are vegetables – fruits and vegetables are true miracle foods. Buy pre-cut fruits and vegetables.  Eat fruits and vegetables at every meal.  Keep fruits and vegetables at eye level in the refrigerator or on the counter.  Skip the potatoes.

4)  Replace soft drinks with water.

5)  Read all food labels very carefully.

6)  Breakfast calories are the most important – research shows that eating breakfast, particularly if it contains some protein, can hold off hunger for hours.

Top 8 Healthy Foods – Salmon, Blueberries, Broccoli, Red Beans, Almonds, Spinach, Apples and Sweet Potatoes.

A great way to supplement your fruit and vegetable intake is by using our product GreensFirst available on our website or at our clinic.

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