Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Bread, Beer and your Bank Balance

A huge part of our culture, toast with butter and jam for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch and few beers after work.
Treat these two like chocolate and ice-cream. Both are calorie dense easy to overdose and addictive.

Think about your body like your bank account. If you spend more than you earn you go overdrawn and it takes a long time and hard work to get back on track. If you eat more than your body uses as energy you will gain weight. And again it will be hard work to get back into shape.

Beer as much as we like it, and the old-school riders will still say that it is good for you after a long hard ride, it has iron and the like, but the quantity of empty calories from alcohol far out strip any nutrients. It may feel good but what our bodies need is water and clean calories from carbohydrates such as fruits.

Lets look at bread, the main problem is the refined flours used to make this product, bread is not a natural product like rice, so therefore it's mixed and created by man. Even healthier breads with seeds and nuts and are still hard to say they are good for you as we cannot prove that they are made with a better source of flour the Un-Refined type.
All food that is prepared in a factory has not only been through a mechanical process a lot of its ingredients have also been modified with e numbers, sodium (man made salt) so it is hard to find a clean product in the bakery.

So what do we do? Well like I mentioned treat them like ice-cream and chocolate, keep your consumption low and the quality high and remember that your body is like your bank balance.

calorie re cap,
1gram of fat = 9 calories
1gram of alcohol = 7 calories
1 gram of carbs = 4 calories
1 gram of protein = 4 calories

keep and eye out for products with this symbol it means that they sould be using Un-refined products

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