Smart Woman: Foods Nutritionists Never Eat

Published 07/23 2013 05:16AM

Updated 07/23 2013 08:49AM

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - "I won't eat cereal with food coloring and that's the truth," Amy Jamison Petonic, RD, tells Ivanhoe.

"The one food that I tell people not to eat at all is going to be processed meats," says Dietician Tanya Edwards, RD.

That's a start, but what else do nutritionists just say no to? How about rice cakes? Most people think of them as the ultimate diet food, but rice cakes have a glycemic index rating as high as 91, making it the kind of carbohydrate that will send your blood sugar on a roller coaster ride.

Also, get rid of the fat-free salad dressing.  Most have a lot of sugar and high fructose corn syrup.

While you're at it, get rid of those grits. They are hyper refined carbohydrates and are the small leftover pieces from corn processing. Their flavor is lacking so butter and cream is needed to make them palatable, making them blood vessel-destroying morsels with little nutritional value.

Another one to stay away from is refined and re-fortified grains. They are most breakfast cereals, pastas, and rice products that have been refined such that the naturally occurring fiber, vitamins, and minerals have been removed.

Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Featured Coupon


Featured Business