Redefining ‘Refined Foods’ To Include Both Carbohydrates And Fats

Filed under: Health — @ May 19, 2009

There is one universal health axiom promoted by people on all sides of the diet debate from low-fat to low-carb that we all seem to agree on: refined foods are unhealthy! That’s right, those people who are trying to lose weight and improve their health need to take a serious look at their intake of these overly processed and highly refined foods that dominate supermarket shelves. You’ll be hard pressed within diet and health circles to find anyone who will disagree with this.

But what are “refined foods?” Generally when the suggestion is made to avoid “refined foods,” the so-called health “experts” out there are talking about those ultra-refined CARBOHYDRATES that are typically full of plenty of empty calories, quickly raise blood sugar levels, and put your pancreas on overdrive trying to make enough insulin to counter the effects of this chain reaction happening in your body that leads to wild blood sugar swings and eventually weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and even death. However, there is another whole category of refined foods that we never hear talked about and that I am convinced are just as unhealthy as these refined carbohydrates.

Click here to find out why refined fat foods where the dietary fat is reduced or eliminated are just as unhealthy for you as refined carbohydrate foods.


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