Inside EMS Podcast: The 5 food evils
Hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss nutrition with Fit Responder President Bryan Fass
Fass talks about the five food evils; foods that have no nutritional value and actually cause us harm. These foods, according to Fass, should be erased from our diets.
"Food should heal, not harm," Fass says.
The first food evil is white bread.
"We, as Americans, are addicted to sugar," Fass says. "We have been programmed by society to do that." And white bread gives us the sugar rush we crave.
Can you guess what the other food evils are?
The good news is that all of them can be easily substituted with similar foods.
Cebollero, Grayson and Fass also talk about snacks. What are the best snacks you can find at a convenience store?
When you are working a night shift, your food choices might be limited. Convenience stores are not the best places to find healthy food, but sometimes they are the only option.
"There’s a whole convenience-store diet," Fass says. "If it’s in a bag, it has to have oils and sugar and stabilizers, which are all chemical-based."
Fass recommends bringing your own food, but when you can’t, avoid candy and try to find unprocessed nuts and seeds or granola bars.
"That’s the challenge with the convenience-store diet," Fass says. "If you don’t bring it with you, you are forced to make the best of the bad decisions."
What snacks do you eat during your shifts?