Essential reading for anyone serious about healthy eating – I found this collection of concise myth-busting nutrition tips quite enlightening! All written by Registered Dieticians.
There’s a great satisfaction from finding the perfect balance between eating well, exercising well, and treating yourself!
So it was quite a shock to realize that a surprising number of the “healthy” rules we’ve followed for years are indeed far from healthy!
One of these revelations was that pre-made smoothies are not good for me, just as eating egg-white omelets was a waste of time!
Here’s another one – number 4… it’s about smoothies…Thinking all smoothies are automatically healthy
“A smoothie with only fruits and fruit juice is essentially dessert!
For a healthy smoothie, make it at home so you know what’s going into it:
- ensure that for every cup of fruit there are 2 cups of veggies,
- opt for plain Greek yogurts instead of flavored ones, and
- add in milk, coconut water, or even just plain water instead of fruit juice.
- Don’t be afraid to experiment; avocados can replace bananas to add a creamy texture, and beets and carrots add natural sweetness.”
—Rebecca Lewis, in-house R.D. at HelloFresh
Read the full article for all 15 registered dietitians, each with a brief explanation of the “healthy” habits you can forget about: www.self.com
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