$hide=home

10 Foods You May Want to Cut Back on Before Your Wedding

They're not as healthy as they seem!

10 Foods You May Want to Cut Back on Before Your Wedding

By Elizabeth Swanson, Martha Stewart

We all start eating healthy with the very best intentions, usually making a conscious effort to choose options that will nourish our bodies. But with all of the trends and information out there today, it can get confusing. Things we think are healthy aren't, and the foods we've been told to stay away from are actually really good for us. When you're planning a wedding, you most likely don't have time to weigh the merits and drawbacks of a certain foods or drinks. That's why we asked Anna Mitsios, who's not only a nutritionist, but also has a line of completely natural beauty products, to lay out common misconceptions on what's healthy versus what isn't. Here, her sage advice.



Muesli Bars

"They're often loaded with high sugar syrups to bind ingredients," Mitsios says. Instead, she suggests making your own muesli bars with organic dried fruit—that will add a natural sweetness and hold the ingredients together.



Iced Tea

You may love this cold drink on a hot day, but the bottled varieties probably aren't doing you any favors. "It's usually filled with sweeteners, making it high glycemic and raising your blood sugar levels. Make your own iced tea and infuse it with fruit for natural flavor," she says.



Protein Bars

"They're often highly processed and contain artificial flavors and sweeteners which can wreak havoc with our immune and digestive systems. You're better off deriving protein from natural food sources," Mitsios says. Try organic eggs—boiled eggs make an easy, on-the-go snack—fish, lean meat, and vegan options like quinoa and brown rice.



Frozen Yogurt

This is another one that contains high levels of sugar and artificial flavors. Instead, opt for full-fat Greek yogurt, which contains gut-promoting probiotics and satiating healthy fats.



Faux Meat Alternatives

Meat alternatives such as faux chicken and textured vegetarian protein are highly processed and can contain high levels of yeast, preservatives, and other unknown ingredients. Stick to real, organic meat, or, if you're a vegan or vegetarian, proteins like quinoa, lentils, and mung beans.



Acai Bowls

"They're great if you're buying the ones that include low-glycemic fruits and lots of greens," Mitsios says, "but avoid the bowls that contain dairy and high glycemic tropical fruits such as mango, pineapple, and bananas."



Cold-Pressed Juice

"Pure green juices are a great cleansing and detoxifying aid," she says, "but stay away from fruit juice, as it provides a concentrated source of carbohydrates which most of us can do without."



Soy Milk

Many people choose soy milk over dairy because of the hormones in dairy—plus, it's difficult to digest—but soy milk isn't much better, the pro explains. "It's highly processed and contains additives," she says. Soy can also be tough on thyroid and hormone functions. Mitsios recommends making your own homemade almond milk instead.



Granola

"Granola tends to contain a lot of dried fruit and honey which ramps up the sugar content," she says. "Make your own granola using oats—steel-cut are even better—along with nuts and seeds."


Sushi

As long as you choose your sushi wisely, it's great (think: salmon avocado with brown rice). What's not so great is sushi that contain rich dressings and sauces, tempura, and processed meats.
10 Foods You May Want to Cut Back on Before Your Wedding

COMMENTS



|Featured Content_$type=three$c=6$l=0$m=0$s=hide$rm=0


Made with in NYC
Name

4th of July,7,Accessories,25,Acne,3,Advice,140,African Food,2,AIDS,1,Alcohol,4,All About Beer,1,All About Wine,2,Alternative Treatments,4,American Food,5,Animal,367,Animal Health,1,Animals,34,Anniversary Cake,11,Appetizers & Snacks,2,Asian Food,7,Asthma,4,Australian Food,1,Autism,1,Auto Insurance,1,Auto Show,52,Autos,46,Baby Shower Cake,29,Back Pain,25,Balance Work & Life,50,Banana Cakes,2,Barn Finds,1,Be a Better Manager,33,Beef Recipes,7,Beverages,3,Bills to Pay,35,Birth Control,1,Birthday Cake,109,Blueberry Cake,11,Bread,11,Breads,1,Break Room,12,Breakfast & Brunch,6,Brownie,8,Bundt Cake,30,Business Skills,102,Butter Cake,52,Buying,1,By Region,3,Cake Decorating,113,Cancer,73,Car Shows,1,Car Tech,2,Caramel Cake,5,Career,221,Career Advice,298,Career Choice,125,Career Growth,180,Career Paths,24,Career Problem,8,Carrot Cake,22,Ceremonial Cake,9,Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles,1,Cheese Recipes,4,Cheesecakes,251,Chicago Auto Show,2,Chicken Recipes,14,Chiffon Cake,5,Children's Health,21,Chocolate Cake,395,Christmas Cake,23,Classic Cars,39,Clinical Practice,1,Cocktail Recipes,2,Coconut Cake,21,Coffee,1,Coffee Cake,15,Companies,2,Consumer Electronics Show,5,Cookies,10,Cooking,1,Creative,309,Cupcake,322,Customs & Classics,2,Dandruff,1,Demotivational,636,Dental Health,26,Dentistry,1,Depression,24,Desserts,3,Detroit Auto Show,4,Diabetes,25,Diet,131,Dining Out,3,Dinner,14,Disease,116,Diverse,1,Doughnuts,5,Drink,27,Drinks,1,Drinks & Cocktails,4,Driving,3,Drugs,3,Ears,2,Easter,1,Education,85,Eggs,3,Entertainment,147,Enthusiasts,131,Entrepreneurship,40,European Food,8,Exercises,51,Eye Health,28,Facts,284,Fat Loss,91,Father's Day Cake,4,Featured,125,Features,374,Finance,5,Fish & Seafood,13,Fitness,594,Fitness & Exercise,219,Food,83,Frankfurt Motor Show,2,Fruit & Veggie Recipes,8,Fruitcake,70,Fruits,4,Fuel Economy,1,Fun,42,Funny,546,Gearheads,1,General,7,Geneva Motor Show,3,Get Healthy,63,Graduation Cake,2,Halloween,2,Halloween Cake,12,Headache,22,Health,1181,Health & Fitness,300,Health Care,466,Health Insurance,1,Healthcare Tech,5,Healthy,12,Healthy Eating,186,Healthy Habits,159,Healthy Living,132,Hearing,1,HIV/AIDS,4,Hot Rod Power Tour,1,Ice cream Cake,21,Imports,1,Insurance,5,Internship,8,Interview Skills,37,Investing,12,Job Search,47,Just For Fun,2,Lamb,2,Latin American Food,1,Layer Cake,95,Leadership,44,Legs,1,Lemon Cake,18,Life,1,Lifestyle,1360,Los Angeles Auto Show,14,Lunch,5,Maintenance,3,Mango Cake,3,Marketing,10,Markets,11,Marshmallow,3,Massage,5,Meditation,29,Men & Women,18,Men's,4,Men's Health,14,Mental Health,294,Middle Eastern Food,2,Money & Career,21,Motorcycles,106,Motorsports,2,Mousse,2,Muffins,9,Mug Cake,14,Multiple Sclerosis,1,Muscle Cars,4,Muscle Cars & Hot Rods,3,Muscle Gain,2,New Bikes,2,New Car Deals,1,New York Auto Show,3,News,332,Nutrition,447,Offbeat,564,Oral,4,Ownership,61,Pain,24,Pancake,19,Panna Cotta,3,Paris Motor Show,4,Pasta,2,Pastry,7,Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance,2,People & Places,88,Personal Finance,164,Pets,115,Pie,27,Plum Cake,1,Poke Cake,10,Popular Ingredients,26,Pork Recipes,7,Pound Cake,55,Pregnancy,72,Premium,1,Protein Bars,1,Psychology,1,Pudding,9,Pumpkin Cake,45,Quick & Easy Recipes,11,Real Estate,72,Recalls,4,Recipe,1089,Recipes,52,Recipes & Meal Ideas,3,Recipes By Course,5,Relationships,49,Research,94,Restaurants & News,13,Resume,11,Retirement,10,Reviews,1,Safety,5,Salad,6,Science & Tech,66,Self Help,14,SEMA Show,5,Sex,7,Sexual Health,19,Shanghai Auto Show,7,Shaving,1,Sheet Cake,20,Shots & Shooters,1,Side Dishes,4,Skin Care,33,Sleep,62,Small Business,163,Smile,1,Smoothies & Juices,3,Snacks,1,Special,6,Special Cake,579,Special Feature,113,Special Features,54,Sponge Cake,15,Sports,22,Sports and Exotics,4,Sports Cars,8,Strawberry Cake,22,Stress Relief,35,Stroke,2,Supercars,10,Tarts,12,Taxes,7,Teas,2,Tech,89,Technology,6,Teeth,5,Thanksgiving Cake,4,Therapy,3,Tips,109,Tips & Tricks,6,Tokyo Motor Show,2,Tools & Skills,16,Top Stocks,1,Top Stories,1,Traditional Cake,4,Training,1,Travel,847,Trucks,1,True Health,5,Valentine's Day Cake,7,Vanilla Cake,17,Vegetables,3,Video,5,Waffles,3,Wedding Cake,549,Weight Gain,23,Weight Loss,468,Weird,172,Wellness,71,Women's,689,Women's Health,173,Work Environment,77,Workouts,81,Yoga,58,
ltr
item
dearJulius.com: 10 Foods You May Want to Cut Back on Before Your Wedding
10 Foods You May Want to Cut Back on Before Your Wedding
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EJPMkMVJcRk/XEr_vJ2VHtI/AAAAAAAAtU4/61yREE5jDwkYnGBFDslN3mauTOU_Lh3RwCLcBGAs/s1600/dearjulius.com.jpg
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EJPMkMVJcRk/XEr_vJ2VHtI/AAAAAAAAtU4/61yREE5jDwkYnGBFDslN3mauTOU_Lh3RwCLcBGAs/s72-c/dearjulius.com.jpg
dearJulius.com
https://www.dearjulius.com/2019/01/10-foods-you-may-want-to-cut-back-on.html
https://www.dearjulius.com/
https://www.dearjulius.com/
https://www.dearjulius.com/2019/01/10-foods-you-may-want-to-cut-back-on.html
true
673833072858841524
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy