The Search for a “Healthy” Chips Continues…
The search for a Healthy chips is like a modern-day search for the Holy Grail, but chip manufacturers keep searching for methods to improve the image of their health-harming but very profitable snacks. For example, by the end of 2011, about half of Pepsi’s Frito-Lay brand snacks were reformulated with all-natural ingredients. The change is part of PepsiCo’s master plan to step into the healthy foods market share. The Wall Street Journal recently revealed that the company hopes to boost their nutrition business profits from $10 billion to $30 billion by 2020.
The dietary hazards like monosodium glutamate (MSG) are going to be removed by the company and should be replaced with natural seasonings, such as paprika and molasses. The beet juice, the purple cabbage and the carrots are going to replace the artificial colors. All in all, about 60different snacks are scheduled to get an all-natural makeover.
This is very good example of how consumer demand can change the direction of food manufacturers in a positive way.
The reformulated chips might end up being less bad for you than the original formulations. However, chips is never going to be truly healthful. All-natural chips may be the lesser of two evils, but if consumed regularly, they will still push your health in the wrong direction… There’s no escaping from the fact that modern plagues such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity have a dietary component, and potato chips and French fries will always be theworst choice if you want to avoid becoming another disease statistic.
How to Avoid Heat-Induced Toxins in Your Diet
Ideally, you should consume foods that are minimally processed or raw if you want to avoid these types of toxic byproducts—the more raw food, the better. Our nutrition plan obligates you that at least one-third of your foods must be consumed raw. Personally, i consume about 80 percent of the food raw, and I think that this is one of the most important factors that keeps me healthy.
It may take you some time to switch over to a less processed diet, but it would be a great start if you throw out the most obvious culprits.
These would include: potato chips and French fries, all kinds of sodas (both regular and diet, as artificial sweeteners may be more problematic than fructose), Doughnuts.
Healthy Eating Just Became Easy
Cooking and processing aside from creating potentially toxic byproducts, also depletes the food of valuable micronutrients, which is another reason for you to consume as much raw food as possible. This includes protein sources such as eggs. Raw whole eggs from organic, pastured chickens are a great source of high-quality nutrients that many are deficient in. Another good example of a food that is beneficial in its raw state israw milk, but it becomes harmful after it is pasteurized.
With the search for foods that will benefit your health, such as raw, preferably organic or/andlocally-grown vegetables, organic grass-fed meats, raw dairy, healthy oils, seeds and nuts, you can improve your health greatly. These are the foods that are truly natural, and quite easy to prepare once you get the hang of it.
For a step-by-step guide in order to make the transition to a healthier diet as smooth and simple as possible, simply follow the advice in ourimproved nutrition plan.
Remember, the “secret” in getting healthier, losing weight and really enjoying your food is eating fresh whole foods. It’s sad that so many people are under the wrong belief that it’s “almost impossible” to create a meal without processed foods. Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein are fighting with this issue head-on in their book Real Food Has Curves, which is a great starting point to if you want to “relearn” the basics of how to enjoy and prepare real food.
Once you get used to it, you’ll find you can prepare yourself a healthy meal from scratch in the same amount of time it would have taken you to go down the street andbuy fast food. The main difference is going to be biggerer satisfaction, both mentally and physically, and even financially, as processed foods are typically more expensive than cooking yourself a healthy meal from scratch.
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