Part 2: Why Grains ARE NOT HEALTHY?

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As I promised you yesterday( HERE), today I will explain you exactly how grains and legumes actually harm your health. Besides that I will tell you “the secret”, how to keep your gut healthy and stay away from the leaky gut syndrome!

The answer is just one and it is as follows- by paying more attention to what you eat! By giving up on the notion of using food as an entertainment and as a mean to bring you pleasure, and by taking food as fuel for your body and as a mean to keep you healthy!

And after all, what happens in the digestive tract, when you eat grains? In the post about “Grains: Why Are They Slowly Killing You” read HERE , I explained you about lectins.

In summary, grains and legumes contain lectins. Lectins are a type of proteins, which are something like a plant’s natural defensive mechanism . This defensive mechanism influences your health, by either making you sick or by not allowing the seeds to be digested completely!

Lectins do not break down in the process of digestion. Why? (more…)

Why Grains ARE NOT HEALTHY!

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Often times people who train with me, really want to change their lifestyle, so they ask me for an advice about their nutrition. When I tell them which foods they should include on a daily basis, and which ones they should avoid, most of them are always astonished, when they understand that grains and legumes are not recommended!

Shock and terror! You’ve been listening how grains are the staple of a healthy, balanced diet and now somebody is telling you that grains are not healthy! You are trying to find the logic behind it, but it really seems confusing!

That is why, in addition to my previous posts about grains(“Grains: Why Are They Slowly Killing You” read HERE and “4 Myths about Grains or Why Eating Grains Isn’t Good for Your Health”, read HERE), today and tomorrow I will dedicate two posts to explaining you in details what and why it happens when you eat grains and legumes and how instead of being good for you, they actually can harm your health!

Today I will pay more attention to (more…)

4 Myths About Grains or Why Eating Grains Isn't Good For Your Health

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When somebody raises the topic about healthy eating, it is usually all about how you are supposed to eat oats, whole wheat flour, corn and other grains.

When I tell somebody about my job, usually the reaction is an immediate rush to explain how he/ she eats oats for breakfast! Right then, I become green and I want to scream that this is everything else, but not healthy eating!

In this article “Grains: How Are They Slowly Killing You!”, I mentioned some of the basic points about grains and why in reality they are not as healthy as you believe them to be!

That is why today, I decided to debunk a couple myths about grains:

Myth 1: Grains are healthy, because they give your body a lot of minerals and vitamins” (more…)

Favorite Reads of the Week: 03/17/2012

Continue ReadingFavorite Reads of the Week: 03/17/2012

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It’s the end of the week. Hope all of you worked out hard in the gym, ate clean, and felt awesome! Here are my favorite reads of the week. I know it is a long list, but it is not my fault that there are so many great individuals out there sharing their experience and knowledge! 😉 Take some time to read the articles! You won’t regret it! (more…)

Common Isn't Always Normal:Is Your Diet Too Extreme?

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Often times when people hear about my lifestyle they rush to judge me and say “That is way too extreme”. They do not approve or in my opinion they do not understand why I eat the way I do. They always try to answer me back with the pick up line “after all you should enjoy life, it is way too short, that is why you should let yourself eat more junk food every now and then!”

I have friends who often accuse me that my eating is not healthy, because I eat a diet high in fats, a diet that doesn’t consist of any grains or any junk food. They think that if these foods exist, then there is nothing wrong with eating them.

Truth is that the common knowledge isn’t always the right or the normal thing. Just because (more…)

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