328: Alessandra Trovato: Which Healthy Foods Aren’t Really Healthy

Is what you are eating making you sick?

Can you eat whatever you want and be fine?

There’s no doubt about it that food and nutrition is a very complicated subject. It seems like every week there’s a new diet or study showing that some new food is a super villain.

If you go online you read so many opinions, and facts that it can be very overwhelming.

It’s hard to know if gluten is good for you or bad. Are juices and smoothies really as bad as soda, or are they a cure all to those with diseases?

All of these answers are given by our special guest today, Alessandra Trovato.

Alessandra was diagnosed with Celiac’s Disease, which is a rare autoimmune disorder caused by the protein gluten – which is found in many pastas and breads.

She’s now a nutritionist, and has become an expert on what food is truly healthy and what food is not. Even she admits the answers can be much more complicated than simple or yes or no, but luckily she answers a lot of questions about the myths of healthy foods.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to learn what food are actually healthy and what foods are not.

Key Points

  • Everything revolves around food.
  • Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder affected by gluten.
  • When you eat gluten it slowly destroys the intestines.
  • You can get a blood test to see if you have Celiacs Disease.
  • Whole wheat and whole grain pasta is better for you.
  • When you eliminate a food group your body forgets how to digest it.
  • Be diligent when reading labels.
  • If you don’t have to cut food out, you shouldn’t.
  • Look back at what your ancestors used to eat.
    • Always check the label on the back.
  • Healthy is different for everybody.
  • Juice is often as high in sugar as soda.
  • Green juices are better, but avoid ones that contain Apple.
  • You can only be sure what’s in your smoothies if you make them at home.
  • A lot of dairy products can be high in fat.



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