as health nuts and fitness enthusiasts, we know all too well that diet is 80% of our success. we’re known for investing a lot of our time researching healthy meal plans, reading nutrition labels, and following our favorite healthfood brands online! we love trying different health foods and learning about new brands, and some of us are lucky enough to endorse some of them. you could say, we’re nutty about our food.
counting macros is one thing, but what about micros?
from counting macros, weighing and measuring portions, and tracking everything we eat, there’s not much that gets past us. we’re smart consumers and we love healthy food. but you just can’t be too careful. mystery ingredients lurk in our food. we’re talking about micro ingredients. all those chemicals, flavorings, colorants, scents, preservatives, and enhancers that go into a product. but there are other micro ingredients that you won’t find on the label and that’s pesticides!
avoid the dirty dozen
unless it’s organic, you can guarantee your produce has been treated with dna-altering pesticides. and the only way to avoid consuming these in the foods you eat is to go organic. but you don’t have to do it all in one go. that’s just going to run you into money troubles with the missus! but you can prioritize where your food budget will go and how large a portion of that will go towards organically sourced food.
a great place to start is to get to know your fruits and veg a little better. to help you, here’s a list of 12 foods, affectionately known as the ‘dirty dozen.’ if any of these culprits are on your daily menu, make sure they’re organic. why? because of all the fruits and veg, these contain the highest levels of pesticides:
- apples, celery, sweet bell peppers, peaches
- strawberries, nectarines, grapes (imported), spinach
- lettuce, cucumbers, blueberries, potatoes
stick to the clean 15
maybe you recognize some of these next colorful characters from your own eat clean diet. they’re known as the clean 15 and are on the low-risk list:
- onions, sweet corn, pineapples, avocado , cabbage
- sweet peas (our favorite!), asparagus, mangoes, eggplant, kiwi
- cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, grapefruit, watermelon, mushrooms
healthy, organic, high-protein snacks
now let’s talk about your snacks! just how healthy are they? can they brag a rich BCAA profile and 20 grams of protein in each serving? are they 100% organic, non-gmo, gluten-free, and vegetarian friendly? do you feel like shouting: i won! every time you eat them?
we’re talking about our healthy, organic protein chips. but not just any old protein, pea protein! it’s the new plant-based superfood! it boasts a rich nutrient profile containing high amounts of lysine and arginine, not to mention a brag-worthy BCAA ratio. this puts it up there with the best of them in post-workout snacks. Here’s why:
- high lysine profile = improves calcium absorption
- high arginine profile = improves endurance and post-workout recovery
- high levels of glutamic acid = helps in carbohydrate metabolism
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