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How to shop healthy: a shopping guide

I hope you enjoy the video my wife and I did as we went on our shopping trip to Walmart in search of healthy foods.

We wanted to show what kinds of foods to look for in pursuit of better health and developing great action hero abs! I tried to add as much nutritional information as I could in this short video. Hopefully, you will find it helpful not just for purchasing foods that benefit in building muscle and losing weight, but also in improving overall health for you and your family.

A lot of people don't really know where to start. So we wanted to just sort of give them a starter point. We even define the term processed foods because I do believe a lot of folks have different meanings for the word.

Processed foods are any foods that have been cooked and packaged ready to eat. Convenience foods like this unfortunately come with lots of unhealthy baggage, chemicals, additives, pesticides, added sugar and unhealthy fats etc that can mess with a person's hormones and create an addiction to junk food.

Some of the things we look at include:

Antibiotics in food - Antibiotics may kill the good bacteria in our guts, or at least reduce the amount of good bacteria we need for our digestion as well as possibly lowering the effectiveness of antibiotics against sickness.

Tea, which is a great healthy replacement for soda. Add a little lime or lemon juice for flavor. Green tea has a thermogenic effect on fat oxidation.

Garlic - In 1858, Louis Pasteur observed garlic's antibacterial activity, and it was used as an antiseptic to prevent gangrene during World War I and World War II. Garlic has an active ingredient called allicin which increases testosterone.

We touch a little bit on the dangers of the chemical BPA added to most canned goods these days, and its ability to mimic estrogen in the body. Itís definitely, not something you want while trying to build muscle and lose weight.

We also talk a little bit about kale, a super nutritious food great for losing weight, spinach which actually does build muscle, eggs, carrots, and more as we go about our weekly grocery shopping.

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