4 White Devils
Karl from Vitruvian Health shares with us the ‘4 white devils’ to avoid in our diets.
With over 12 years of experience consulting and meeting with people in gyms, I have found a common subject that arises in conversation is food. Altering one’s diet, or more specifically, changing one’s consumption of the 4 ‘white devils’, can lead to a noticeable positive change in skin pigmentation, memory & cognitive function, whilst decreasing bloating levels and improving digestion.
But what ARE the 4 ‘white devils’? White flour, white sugar, table salt and commercial dairy comprise the 4 ‘white devils’. These refined and processed foods have been linked to causing huge fluctuations in blood sugar levels, and due to their highly processed nature, are stripped of many vitamins and minerals. It is for this reason they’re considered ‘devils’; they’re constantly over consumed, are heavily processed, and don’t offer much nutritional value in comparison to their counterparts.
The average person’s day may look like this:
- Wake up with a heavily milk-based coffee for breakfast, cereal with milk, or toast with margarine and vegemite or jam.
- Go to work, have another milk based coffee. Lunch is a takeaway meal from the food court; pasta, sandwich or salads with dressings.
- Back at the desk, have an afternoon snack. Biscuits or crackers with fruit, another milk-based coffee.
- At home, eat dinner; stir fry with noodles, pizza, or any other meal filled with white flour and table salt.
Now imagine eating like this for 7 days a week for the rest of your life. Pretty boring right? A lot of people tend to read information like this and think ‘Well, I don’t do that!’. However it is important to be honest, critically evaluating what you fuel your body with during the day. Do you really rotate your foods regularly, avoiding meals with hidden ‘devils’ inside? Even though you might have slight variations, a large portion of people still consume the 4 white devils (or at least some of them), as they are commonly found in the most convenient of meals.
Keep in mind, cutting out the ‘devils’ doesn’t mean that you have to cut out flavour from your diet. Consider the following alternatives:
- Rice Flour
- Spelt Flour
- Coconut Flour
- Chickpea Flour
- Lentil Flour
- Brown sugar
- Maple Syrup
- Coconut Sugar
- Celtic Salt
- Pink Himalayan Salt
- Black Salt
- Plant Based Milk
- Organic Butter
Replace the 4 ‘white devils’ with the alternatives above, and see for yourself the difference in how you feel, move and function.
This article was provided by Vitruvian Health.