Stopped by whole foods today to pick one item— Bragg's Apple Cider vinegar. Everybody should be using Apple Cider vinegar for the health benefits, immune and metabolism boosting, especially during this flu season. ACV is all natural and doesn't toxify the body like certain Flu items do (think Flu Shot and then say ‘I'm never going to poison my body again with another one 🙂 Seriously, read the ingredients.
But they gave me this coupon book and I saw this recipe in it for Sweet Potato & Sausage Pancakes
Now let's ‘read the ingredients':
Sweet potato- nothing wrong with sweet potatoes (unless your following a ketogenic diet). They are chalked full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. But you do have to earn them with some hard training (‘hard' being for your current level). Don't workout, you don't get to eat carbs- period– otherwise you can say HELLO to more body fat!
3/4 cup non-fat milk: Humans are the only species that consumes another species milk. Cows don't drink lion milk. Monkeys don't drink human milk. Plus being non-fat makes it the equivalent of drinking sugar water, so again you can say hello to more body fat.
And being in Ohio it's most likely been pasteurized, meaning it's been heated up so high that it's killed off the good and bad bacteria and enzymes and all the vitamins and minerals. So it's a ‘dead food'. Bacteria both good and bad work together to help feed your gut what it needs. Vitamins and minerals are usually added back in after pasteurization so they are synthetic. Your liver isn't stupid– it knows the difference between real and fake.
Drink coconut milk or almond milk- it tastes better and has better nutrition for you.
Nonfat yogurt- if your doing yogurt make sure it's full fat. Which can actually be pretty hard to find. And make sure there is no added artificial sweeteners in it or sugar.
Canola oil- Probably one of the most toxic substances you can put in your body. Canola oil is one the best at increasing inflammation— which opens you up to every single disease you never want to get– your genes then decide what YOU get.
Plus it's awesome at adding visceral fat– fat stuck around your organs and makes your belly stick out and you can't see your 6-pack anymore (or never will again if you keep consuming it). Belly fat is your #1 risk factor for the big 4- cancer, heart disease, stroke, obesity/diabetes.
Whole wheat flour- Welcome more fat here again. All wheat products should be eliminated from the diet. They contain anti-nutrients- gluten, gliaden, lectins, phytic acid, and more………. Some these cross the blood brain barrier, making them addictive the same if not worse then hard core drugs; some of them open the lining in your gut causing leaky gut which sets a cascade of immune issues and sickness.
Al wheat containing products raise your blood sugar. So welcome more fat to your body, higher triglycerides, lower HDL, visceral fat, brain fog, wheat belly, biscuit face, and bloating.
Baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, sea salt— nothing wrong with these ingredients. Cinnamon is one of the top 5 spices for health. Sea salt should be splattered on everything including your drinking water.
Chicken links- would have to check the ingredients here for any bad ingredients.
So as you can see you can get FAT at whole foods. You can sick at whole foods.
Just because Whole Foods Grocery Store is touted as the ‘Healthiest Grocery Store on the planet' does not mean they are not a business and need to make money. It's just like any other grocery store, if you want to be the healthiest you can be then shop the perimeter of the store. If it comes in a box/package more then likely it's processed and should NOT be eaten.
Do you shop at Whole Foods? What are your thoughts?