Work It Off?

By Dean L. Jones

Occasionally you may find yourself thinking that by eating something you know is not good for you or has too many calories that at your next exercise routine that you can simply work it off.  In view of that, it probably comes as no surprise that big foodstuff manufacturers find it convenient to sell unhealthy items and sidestep culpability by allowing us to think that exercise makes the greater positive difference in weight reduction.

Essentially, placing blame on which is more important, proper diet versus lofty exercise, may surprise you.  Such as, Tropicana Company’s Trop-50 orange juice product commercial, featuring Jane Krakowski and Dolvett Quince the fitness expert, shows them acting amazed that by drinking juice with 50% less sugar than before that together with exercise when you consume this foodstuff it will aid you in losing weight.

The real deal on this type of hype is that processed sugar is being singled out as a problem when it comes down to weight control.  Consequently, we still need to take a sincere look at the foodstuff that we are putting into our mouths and how much of it has an unacceptable amount of processed sugar.

Children and adolescents continue to face rising obesity rates, which makes developing health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, and/or type-2 diabetes a likely probability as an adult.  One way society is tackling this issue is regulating fast food restaurants to place calorie quantities for each food item.  Nonetheless, calorie counting is a diversion getting people to pay more attention to where calories come from, and not what the foodstuff ingredients include.

It is common to place processed sugar into the ingredients of junk food that yields empty calories with no value toward good health.  The larger trick that junk food accomplishes is that high fructose corn syrup and related sugars placed inside these items work to convince the brain and body to consume more calories of the same stuff.  After the body gets more of that desired addictive ingredient it then reacts by storing it as fat, since it has no immediate nutritional value.

It is highly suggested to let food support the exercise regime, meaning eat foods that lend value as a fitness food, particularly if the food is organic, and/or grass-fed/pastured or wild.  Avocados are high in potassium and rich in mono-unsaturated fat that is easily burned for energy.  Coconut oil is a highly rich source of healthy medium-chain fatty acids, which the liver organ uses as energy and it also good for thyroid activity.

Wild Alaskan salmon is an excellent source of essential animal-based omega-3 fats.  Organic pastured eggs and free-range chickens are great sources of proteins and essential amino acids for muscle growth and maintenance.  In a nutshell, it is far easier to work it off simply by living SugarAlert!
Dean Jones is an Ethics Advocate, Southland Partnership Corporation (a public benefit organization), contributing his view on certain aspects of foodstuff.