Food and exercise play a crucial role in the composition of your body. And it isn’t simply about energy in, energy out. It’s about chemicals. The food you eat truly becomes active after it becomes chemical messengers inside your body. Of course, training, especially with weights, activates a whole host of chemical connections that literally transform us. The human body orchestrates these chemicals with elaborate sensors that are nothing short of ingenious. But it’s not foolproof.
Our environment is changing quickly, which can fool our factory equipment. One area that concerns scientists are estrogen mimicking compounds that many believe promote fatness by disrupting the endocrine system responsible for regulating male hormone production. Just maybe, that’s why you have such a hard time figuring out why those last 10 pounds of fat just won't fall off your waistline.
Your diet is clean, but maybe it needs to get a bit cleaner?
What can you do?
A report in the Journal of Environmental Health Perspectives suggests that steering clear of pesticide laden foods for just 5 days can practically eliminate their presence in your body. Yes, many pesticides contain estrogen mimicking compounds.
As, I’ve mentioned before, you could go organic, but before you do, you may want to simply start by focusing on fruits and vegetables that typically retain very low pesticide levels.
This “low pesticide” list includes;
Onions, avocados, sweet corn, pineapples, mango, sweet peas, asparagus, kiwi, cabbage, eggplant, watermelon, grapefruit and sweet potatoes. Certainly something for everyone’s taste.
What’s on the “bad list”?
Celery, peaches, strawberries, apples, blueberries, nectarines, bell peppers, spinach, cherries, kale and collard greens, potatoes and imported grapes.
Note: Yes, it’s a good idea to buy organic on the items above. to avoid pesticide residues.
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