Context with nutrition is really important.
“Is this banana healthy” isn’t the right question.
The right question is “how does this banana fit with what I’ve already eaten today, and what are my requirements today?”
The 3 big “no’s” we have in our Way Up program at the start, are vegetable oils, nuts and seeds.
All vegetable oils are rancid.
What’s another word for rancid? Oxidised. Another word for oxidised? Rusted.
Once consumed, where do these rusted fats go? You store them, make cell membranes from them, and use them for hormone production (plus you’ll use them for energy – nothing is ALL bad).
The worst thing?
So, through little fault of their own, nuts and seeds will likely contribute to this industrial oil mess. And what have you been eating plenty of to help you lose weight?
If you’re anything like I used to be before I studied regenerative nutrition: yeah, lots of nuts and seeds.
One of your first and most important behaviour changes, is taking these oils, nuts and seeds out – and putting butter, coconut oil and fruit back in.
All in all, I think that’s a rather agreeable trade.
Steve is Australia’s leading regenerative nutrition expert, qualified exercise physiologist, sports nutritionist and body recomposition specialist. He created The Way Up on account on his own battle with dieting, digestive problems and auto-immune disease. He spent 20 years studying the human body and nutrition, since beginning study at the University of Queensland in 2001. He fixed his own chronic health condition, and worked in prestigious clinics in London and Switzerland.