People are fatter and sicker than ever before.
Obesity rates have tripled since 1980 and have increased particularly fast in children. The reason why this has happened is still debated among scientists, but it must be due to changes in the environment because our genes don't change this quickly. People are eating more calories than before but pretty much all of the increase has come from processed foods. Numerous studies show that eating excess amounts of added sugar can have harmful effects on metabolism, leading to insulin resistance, belly fat gain, high triglycerides and small, dense LDL cholesterol -- to name a few.
Not all calories are created equal.
Different foods go through different metabolic pathways in your body. They can have vastly different effects on your hunger, hormones and the number of calories you burn.
Here are the 20 most weight-loss-friendly foods on earth that are supported by science.
(1) Whole Eggs (2) Leafy Greens (3) Salmon (4) Cruciferous Vegetables (5) Lean Beef and Chicken Breast (6) Boiled Potatoes (7) Tuna (8) Beans and Legumes (9) Soups (10) Cottage Cheese (11) Avocados (12) Apple Cider Vinegar (13) Nuts (14) Whole Grains (15) Chili Pepper (16) Fruit (17) Grapefruit (18) Chia Seeds (19) Coconut Oil (20) Full-Fat Yogurt
Unhealthy foods are the main reason the world is fatter and sicker than ever before. Surprisingly, some of these foods are considered healthy by many people.
Here are 15 "health foods" that are really junk foods in disguise.
(1) Processed 'Low-Fat' and 'Fat-Free' Foods (2) Most Commercial Salad Dressings (3) Fruit Juices... Which Are Basically Just Liquid Sugar (4) 'Heart-Healthy' Whole Wheat (5) Cholesterol-Lowering Phytosterols (6) Margarine (7) Sports Drinks (8) Low-Carb Junk Foods (9) Agave Nectar (10) Vegan Junk Foods (11) Brown Rice Syrup (12) Processed Organic Foods (13) Vegetable Oils (14) Gluten-Free Junk Foods (15) Most Processed Breakfast Cereals