There are varying opinions across the country as to whether or not obesity is a disease. It seems that different diets work better for different people.

But the key may be in what you eat. Doctors and nutritionists are suggesting that people eliminate certain foods from their diet in order to live a healthier lifestyle.

Dr. Mike Roussell believes vinaigrette salad dressing is healthy, and says its ingredients provide necessary fatty acids, and control blood sugar. But fat-free salad dressing changed all that. Roussell said, according to philly.com, “Fat-free salad dressings have introduced sugar and high fructose corn syrup, un-pronounceable emulsifying agents, and other food science secrets used to make the unnatural seem natural.”

Roussell also suggested that rice cakes have a high glycemic index, and will send a body’s blood sugar numbers up and down. Dr. Roussell also notes that sugar-sweetened drinks give a person only empty calories and no nutritional benefits.

So clearly you should turn to diet sodas, as an alternative, right? Incorrect.

Dr. Isaac Eliaz from Sebastopol, California said that the safety information on artificial sweeteners shows conflicts of interest with the compound manufacturers, according to Yahoo! Health. Steaz zero-calorie green tea soda or fermented soda Bionade is recommended instead of soda.

Cardiologist William Davis says to take bread out of your diet because of the characteristics of today’s wheat. Accordingto Yahoo! Health, Davis said that modern-day wheat is triggering health problems from digestive diseases like celiac and inflammatory bowel disease to asthma, acid reflux, obesity, and skin disorders.

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