“We are what we eat.” I said that to a lady once and she replied, “I don’t look like chicken nuggets.”
What about the toxins, pollutants and trans-fat she put into her body? Trans-fats are “partially hydrogenated” which means they are created by adding hydrogen to vegetables oils, making them toxic chemicals. Some researchers call them “silent killers.”
Pleasing to taste, these deceptively dangerous substances lurk undetected by our naïve palates in such treats as donuts, processed cheese, cold cuts and even some breads. Butchers will tell you fat provides the flavor in steak. We can then choose a leaner cut. What the manufacturers don’t tell you is fat in packaged cookies, cheese, chips and cake is the hydrogenated kind–unless the label indicates otherwise. Read the labels!
Trans-fat should be less than 1% of total daily calories. Eat that big-o chocolate chip cookie once per month, the processed cheese in your macaroni less often than that. What about the hot, freshly bubbled-in-fat donuts? Dunk them. Where? The nearest trash can. We know you can’t eat just one.
The Fit & Gourmet motto is: “If you can’t wash it, don’t eat it.”
Albert Claiborne is the founder/owner of Fit & Gourmet and FIT-EFX Training Center in Atlanta, GA. Claiborne has enjoyed a 20 year plus career as a natural bodybuilder, conditioning coach, nutritionist, personal trainer and gym owner. His clientele has included actors, entertainers, singers, professional prize fighters, other fitness professionals, business professionals and average folks looking to make a change for the better in their wellness, performance and/or appearance.