Eversince we started exercising vigorously in August 2012, we have been more conscious and cautious of the food that we consume.
Every other day you hear of another food that you thought was good for you, but now you know it is not. And it gets scary after a while – I used to think yoghurt was very good but only certain ones are. Not the sugared, fruit-flavoured ones that I like definitely.
I used to think all bread was good then I found out white bread was not.. now from this article, it seems like multi-grain is not as healthy as it seems.
And food in Singapore is so sinful and tempting – it is sometimes a struggle to eat healthy for a whole day.
And so we exercise more then.
This article explains more about the foods that sound healthy but are actually not.
Many types of bread labelled as ‘multi-grain’ are typically made with refined grains. Whole grains, by definition, are foods that contain all the essential parts of the entire grain seed (bran, germ and endosperm). Without processing, these components remain intact and provide more protein, fiber and essential vitamins. If the 1st item in the ingredient list is refined flour, you are not getting 100 percent whole-grain bread.
Even though we exercise, we do not eat energy bars – I almost freaked out once when I saw the amount of calories in 1 bar! You probably don’t even burn off that much calories in a class, depending on what you do. Many energy bars are filled with high fructose corn syrup, sugar and saturated fat.
We always opt for plain water during our exercise classes, instead of sports drinks.
The problem with granola is that the whole grain goodness and fibre is often coated in honey, sugar and then baked in oil.
All images from here.