3 Ingredients Your Nutrition Label Should Never Include
Live Lean Nation, on today’s episode I’m sharing 3 ingredients that you never want to see listed on your food’s nutrition label.
Let’s talk food.
More importantly, let’s talk about 3 terrible ingredients that should not be entering your temple.
Even if you’re having a well earned cheat meal, I do caution you from stay awaying from these 3 ingredients that, when consumed in excess can:
- Increase inflammation and aging
- Increase your bad LDL cholesterol and decrease your good HDL cholesterol, thus increasing your risk of heart disease.
- Increase your risk of cancer and risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Ultimately these 3 ingredients are deadly to your body’s cells.
What’s even more scary is I heard a stat that up to 40% of foods in some grocery stores contain one of these 3 dangerous ingredients.
Especially refined and processed foods.
So here it is.
I’m referring to the chemically altered, toxic, and evil manmade fats, called Trans Fat.
WHAT ARE TRANS FATS?
To clarify, there are two types of trans fat. One is naturally found in animal products. But we’re not concerned about these guys.
It’s the artificial trans fat that are created in a food lab by adding hydrogen to liquid vegetable oil. This process helps increase the shelf life of food, add texture, and enhance the flavor.
But hold up.
You typically will not see the word, “Trans Fat”, in the ingredients list.
To find out if the foods you’re eating contain Trans Fats, looking for these 3 ingredients in the ingredients list:
- Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil
- Hydrogenated vegetable oil
The higher in the ingredients list they are, the worst the food is.
So here are some typical foods that are high in trans fat.
Foods High In Trans Fats Include:
- Baked goods like: bread, cookies, pie
- Fried fast food including french fries and most things fried in batter like chicken fingers and fish
- Frozen dinners
- And essentially any food made with margarine.
TRANS FAT FREE – BEWARE!
Even if the label on the box claims to be “Trans Fat Free”, it doesn’t guarantee the food contains no trans fats. If the food contains less than 0.5g of trans fat per serving, food marketers can still claim it’s Trans Fat Free.
So think about it.
If a food contains 0.4g of trans fat per serving, it’s still classified as a “trans fat free” food. So if you’re crushing a box of “trans fat free” cookies made with shortening, and eating 5 times the indicated serving size (which isn’t out of reason), you could actually be jamming your heart with 2 grams of trans fat.
The American Heart Association recommends you limit trans fat to less than 2g per day.
I say don’t piss off your heart.
So there you go Live Lean Nation.
This doesn’t mean you can never eat tasty baked goods like cookies again.
It just means you need to make better decisions and commit to eating cookies made with higher quality ingredients.
I eat cookies every week, but the difference is, I make them on my own. In my Eat Clean Live Lean cookbook, there are over 200 quick, healthy, easy, and affordable recipes, including many baked goods that are freaking delicious. As a thank you for watching this video, here’s an exclusive coupon code to give you close to 60% off my cookbook.
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It’s time to take control back of the ingredients you’re fueling your body with.
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