5. Low-Fat Anything

Despite what science and health experts have sold us for years, eating low-fat foods isn’t doing us any favors. In fact, it is increasing our risks for heart disease and high cholesterol levels.

Many low fat foods are void of healthy fats and oils like omega 3s, and are typically replaced with hydrogenated soybean and corn oils found in many processed foods.

Find your balance in 2013 by eating good fats found in foods like fish, nuts and healthy oils like olive and grapeseed.

What foods do you plan to leave in 2012?

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  1. White flour and white flour products should be on the list, also.

  2. I think its less about the foods to stat away from, and more about the healthy foods you put in. Also, number 1 & 3 are a bit flawed in your post. Yea, sweet potatoes have tons of nutritional benefits, however BOTH sweet & white potatoes are high inVitamin C, B6, and potassium. The both contain the same calorie, fat, carbohydrate, and protein contents and white potatoes are high in folate & the skin has added benefit. It all boils down to how you cook it as well. Are candied sweet potatoes better for you than a baked white potatoe with a lil olive oil? Nope!

    Regarding TVP; its usually used by those just getting familiar with a meatless lifestyle and early on many did not pay attention to the ingrediants. Brands like Morningstar farms are seeing dips because of this & now we have brands like Gardain are much healthier & less “processed”. TVP is rarely the main source of food for vegetarians/vegans and within the past year or two temph has gained popularity and theres always tried & true tofu.

  3. Cant afford organic anything! Make it affordable before you push it down our throats.

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