Want to peek into Diet Experts or Nutritionists food routine? Well, we have sneaked into dieticians’ food routine, and here are some of the foods they personally never eat or recommend to others. Some of the foods may be familiar while some may surprise you. Read on and make healthier swaps in your daily routine.
1. Rice Cakes
Rice Cakes have been raved decades back as low-fat/no-fat foods, but they are extremely high on the glycemic index (GI). High GI foods make you hungry with hours of consumption, and leave you craving for other carbs, resulting overeating and weight gain. Rice cakes can have glycemic index rating of 82, which can send your blood sugar on a roller coaster ride.
2. Sweetened Beverages
An absolutely must-stop food on this list. Sodas and Sweetened beverages causes calcium loss and is bad for bone health; plus they lower the good cholesterol, triggering the triglyceride levels. The sugary drinks disturb your body’s inflammatory balance and increase the risks of chronic diseases. Diet Sodas on the other hand can cause dangerous effects on the brain and metabolism. Dieticians recommend opting for calorie-free infused drink like watermelon.
3. Refined and Re-fortified Grains
Major carbs found in grocery stores comes under this category. Foods such as breakfast cereals, pastas, and rice products are refined and stripped away from fiber, vitamins, and minerals by the companies. They then replace the fiber and synthetic versions of vitamins and minerals, and these re-fortified versions are called as Whole Grains, which doesn’t do much good to our healthy diet routine. We suggest you to opt for real unfortified foods.
4. Fat Free Salad Dressings
Fat-free salad dressings contain added sugars, or fillers which don’t help in saving any calories. The dietary fats has forced food companies to spoil the perfect blend of vinegar (which helps control blood sugar) and plant oils (full of essential fatty acids and sometimes antioxidants) with added tons on sugar and salt, which can be detrimental to your weight loss and increase the blood pressure.
5. Processed Snack Bars
The Processed snack bars include the ingredients brown rice syrup, corn syrup, which are sugar-coated and less than one gram fiber. Plus the manufacturers do not use the antioxidant-rich dark chocolate, but they use the low-quality variety. Rather than the processed snack bars, it’s better to grab a bar packed with nuts and dried fruits with minimal added sugar.
6. Fiber-Added Foods
Food Manufacturers have begun to cut down fat from products like yogurt and snack foods and are replacing it with fiber to further increase the health factor. Though these Fiber-Added Foods are great to cut down the calories, such foods with too much fiber additives can result in bloating, nausea, flatulence, stomach cramps and even diarrhea. Opt for natural fiber foods like fresh fruits, veggies and whole grains.
7. Flavored coffee creamers
Flavored coffee creamers contain the artificial sweeteners, carrageenan, and artificial colour and hydrogenated oils which can increase the LDL cholesterol levels and further raise the risks of blood clots and strokes. The flavoured ingredients do more harm than the flavor that is worth. Instead, try having coffee that only lists milk and cream as ingredients.
*Results may vary from person to person and results are not guaranteed