15 Foods A Nutritionist Refuses To Eat
Eating in the modern world can be difficult, what with all the genetically modified, chemically treated, and inhumanely raised food floating around out there. Sometimes compromising is necessary when it comes to food choices, if only to make the best of the current food crisis.
That said, there are certain foods that my philosophy as a nutritionist will simply not allow me to eat. Here are 15 foods that will never touch my lips:
Highly processed, high GI because of the high and hidden sugar content (which causes your blood sugars to drop very quickly after eating them), high in sodium, high in preservatives. Just don't eat them.
Processed peanut butter
There's tons of hidden salt and sugar! The resin linings of tin cans contain bisphenol-A, a synthetic estrogen that has been linked to ailments ranging from reproductive problems to heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Acidity — a prominent characteristic of tomatoes — causes BPA to leach into your food.
Alternative: Use fresh tomatoes and sauté to make them into tomato sauce.
Pre-packaged or frozen meals
Table salt is highly refined, which leaves it with little nutritional value. In high amounts it can be responsible for hypertension.
Alternative: Himalayan pink crystal salt