It seems like every year a new health and weight-loss craze takes the media by storm.
Remember the 90’s dieting fads? It was the opposite of diet trends today. It was common weight-loss advice to eat pasta and low-fat food. Beliefs last a decade or two until information is debunked by results.
Today, diabetes rates are high partly from this craze, and we have a food pyramid that is wrong.
Fast food overload and low-quality convenience foods are a big factor.
Plus, we’ve been consuming an excess of glutinous grains. These excess carbs raise blood sugar, leading to hormone imbalances and leaky gut. That means more toxins in our bloodstream, more hormonal disruption and a deeper disconnect with the brain body.
Currently, the newest diet fixation is high-protein, low carb, and high-fat diets. We have new myths and truths to uncover how our body responds to this approach.
One thing that's remained fairly consistent is the importance of protein. In the last 10 years, protein shakes have emerged as one of the most popular health food shortcuts.
But what should you look for in a protein shake?
Here are four key findings from Dr. Sara to help you find the right protein.
# 1 Not All Protein Shakes Have the Right Nutrients You Need To Lose Weight
Even with “clean eating,” you may not get the exact nutrients your body and brain need. Consuming fruit, vegetables, and lean protein is part of all diet plans. But are you consuming high-quality protein and organic produce?
If not, you're consuming detrimental pesticides and likely GMOs. That is the produce used in most nutrition shakes too. Prebiotics and probiotics in our digestive system are essential to use nutrients consumed. Most shakes don’t contain these enzymes, organic produce or quality protein.
Many shakes contain ingredients such as whey or soy protein. Whey is made from milk. Many people cannot tolerate whey protein or milk, because we don’t need it! They wonder why they’re bloated and have no energy to workout. It’s the same with soy; usually a GMO and highly estrogenic; it imbalances hormones.
What we need is a quality protein such as pea protein. It’s made from chickpeas (garbanzo bean). It’s high in protein, and a digestible prebiotic. It has phytonutrients that whey and soy lack. These nutrients and vitamins are needed to successfully lose weight as they nourish important glands in our brain and body.
# 2 Nutrition & Protein Shakes Have Fewer Calories Than Most Food
Drinking a protein shake has about 190 calories per serving. Compared to a meal, that’s low. Meals can have three times that, especially when eating out.
When we eat out, it’s rare that a restaurant uses organic food. The standard American diet lost the nutrition it had with the rise of unlabeled GMOs. Unless labeled as Non-GMO, then assume that it is. This goes for almost all produce in chain grocers as labeling is not required.
Rice, wheat, and soy are the top GMO crops. They make pasta, bread, and soy protein powders, and more. This is why many people cannot tolerate gluten in these foods. Gluten leads to leaky gut, which then leads to other health issues as toxins reach our bloodstream.
GMOs are called “Frankenfood” as nutrients are removed, pesticides added, and longer shelf lives can meet high demand. The chemicals harm our intestines, cause inflammation, and other diseases. Resulting in imbalanced hormones, weight gain, and a body and brain that don't communicate.
# 3 We Have Cravings When Our Body Lacks Nutrients
Protein shakes are more popular when they taste good. When the body craves carbohydrates, studies show it lacks protein! Protein stabilizes blood sugar and keeps us full longer. But, protein is not sweet unless formulated into a nutrition shake.
Everyone needs a nutrition shake with vitamins, prebiotics, probiotics that tastes good. As we leave an unhealthy lifestyle, we lose sugar cravings. Having a delicious shake on hand makes the transition easy.
# 4 Restricted Diets Can Cause Adverse Reaction in the Body
Dieters on most programs consume more vegetables. This is usually good, but overconsumption can lead to an increase in oxalates (oxalic acid). These anti-nutrient compounds are found in plants to protect themselves. Consuming too many binds to nutrients we need such as calcium. Oxalates are in blueberries, vegetables, sweet potatoes, legumes, nuts, seeds, and leafy greens.
Excess oxalates cause; inflammation, interference of glutathione (our master antioxidant), cell damage, crystals in joints, and kidney stones. If you test on the high end, then watch consumption. They can balance out with other vitamins and minerals.
If you have leaky gut, IBS, or inflammation, your system may get too many.
The first step is to heal your gut. Probiotics and prebiotics help for balance. Our gut sends messages to our brain/body, this is the first way to get connected.
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