Sit­ting down on prop­er nutri­tion, we expect it to be easy and sim­ple: you take healthy foods and eat them, and throw all kinds of sweets in the trash. It would seem, what could be eas­i­er? Even a steamed turnip looks like a Rubik’s cube com­pared to this the­sis. How­ev­er, every­thing is not as easy as it might seem. Here is a list of foods that have noth­ing to do with prop­er nutri­tion.

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What to do with them? If you’re seri­ous about switch­ing to a healthy diet, it’s worth find­ing healthy alter­na­tives to these foods, if pos­si­ble. And the rest — just elim­i­nate from the diet.

1. Porridge from a bag

Instant oat­meal and healthy eat­ing are the Mon­tagues and Capulets of the diet world. Pouch­es, mues­li and oth­er instant cere­als usu­al­ly con­tain a large amount of sug­ar, and it will not be sur­pris­ing if, after a cou­ple of hours after such a “nutri­tious” and “healthy” break­fast, you want to cram a grilled ele­phant, a healthy leg of lamb and drink all cis­tern of choco­late shake. Of course, this is an artis­tic exag­ger­a­tion, it is unlike­ly that you will get so hun­gry, but the fact remains: after a por­ridge from a bag, fla­vored with sug­ar from the heart, you will def­i­nite­ly want to screw some more deli­cious treats.

Choose whole grain cere­als, cook with water, and also com­bine with oth­er pro­tein prod­ucts: boiled egg or scram­bled eggs, cheese, cot­tage cheese, and so on.

2. Pasta

Mac­a­roni is a so-so nutri­tion­al choice, but we’re all human and we all want to freak out some­times and make mac­a­roni and cheese (or cheese and mac­a­roni) for lunch. If you can’t resist this temp­ta­tion, choose pas­ta made from durum wheat, and get used to the degree of cook­ing called al dente. Refined and use­ful.

3. Packaged juices

On prop­er nutri­tion, it is rec­om­mend­ed to drink juices, but not pack­aged ones. The rea­son again, as in the first para­graph, is sug­ar. Home­made juice can be an alter­na­tive to pack­aged juices. And if you do not have a juicer, it is rec­om­mend­ed to cook com­potes, fruit drinks and lemon­ades. And to sweet­en it, use hon­ey.

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4. Culinary Dishes

The culi­nary depart­ment in super­mar­kets looks espe­cial­ly tempt­ing when you go home after a hard day’s work and don’t feel like cook­ing. How­ev­er, think about these sim­ple the­ses:

  • How fresh are the prod­ucts from which these dish­es were pre­pared?
  • What is the qual­i­ty of sauces and sea­son­ings?
  • How many calo­ries are in a dish?

Try to eat at home more often, cook all kinds of cool recipes. For exam­ple — from our head­ing “Recipes”.

5. Semi-finished products

Semi-fin­ished prod­ucts are exact­ly the same evil as culi­nary dish­es. Their qual­i­ty is ques­tion­able, you don’t know what ingre­di­ents they were made from. But what if you don’t have time to cook every day?

A sim­ple hack. Make home­made meals. For exam­ple — set aside time on Sat­ur­day or Sun­day to wind cut­lets, cab­bage rolls and oth­er things. Freeze veg­etable sets for soups. This will save you a lot of cook­ing time.

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6. White rice

White rice has much less fiber and pro­tein. There­fore, it is bet­ter to choose black, brown and brown rice. They are much bet­ter than white.

7. Yoghurts with additives

Do not buy yogurt with ready-made addi­tives in the store. Much bet­ter is to add frozen berries and fruits to reg­u­lar yogurt. That will be much more use­ful.

8. Granola bars

Same rea­son as with yogurt. Instead, make home­made gra­nola accord­ing to our recipe.

9. Semolina

Semoli­na is a source of fast and sim­ple car­bo­hy­drates that are eas­i­ly digest­ed and give you quick sati­ety. It is good for chil­dren’s diet, but it is not enough for adults. It does not sat­u­rate the adult body with vit­a­mins, min­er­als, fiber and pro­teins, but there are a lot of calo­ries in it.