We tried to paraphrase this article written by Natalia Rose, but we feel that she says it best, so we are quoting from her book “The Raw Food Detox Diet: The Five-Step Plan for Vibrant Health and Maximum Weight Loss".
High-Protein Diet Bars & Shakes will Pack on Pounds and Invite Disease
written by Natalia Rose
I find it mind-boggling that diet and health enthusiasts of today reach for Myoplex bars, Keto-chips, and soy protein shakes in an effort to attain a lean, powerful physique. Ask an average American to choose which is the better food choice, a Power Bar or an avocado, and s/he will likely point out that the Power Bar has 200 calories and 2 grams of fat while the avocado has 400 calories and 14 grams of fat, and therefore choose the Power Bar!
But the body regards these two items very differently. To the Power Bar, it says, “That's sugar and chemicals, which I can't break down. That will cause me to store waste and to gain weight.” But to the avocado it says, “Oh, I know exactly what to do with you. I can break you down completely!” So you see, the number of calories, protein grams, fat grams, and carb grams are not the information you need to make informed choices about what to put in your body.
You've been told for decades to read nutrition labels, but you probably haven't been reading the right part of the label. Forget the counts and read the ingredients. Or, better yet, when you think of putting something into your mouth, ask yourself, “Is this food in its natural state and is its source recognizable? If the answer is “no,” put it down. If the answer is “yes,” go to town!
Article written by Natalia Rose, author of “The Raw Food Detox Diet: The Five-Step Plan for Vibrant Health and Maximum Weight Loss".
A message from Higher Power Raw Foods:
Although we agree with this article, we also feel that everyone should have a choice when it comes to their diet and understand some people like their food on the sweeter side. Which is why we also offer a healthy sweet treat.