CrossFit trainer E.C. Synkowski offers practical nutrition information to help with day-to-day choices.
In Part 4, she talks to a group at CrossFit Hingham about sugar, oils, alcohol and dairy.
“Typically, wherever we see diseases of modern civilization—obesity, heart disease, cancer—we also see a consumption of sugar,” she explains. “So that’s why we want it to be generally eliminated from your diet.”
In other words, don’t make it a staple.
Next up are oils, including those of the soybean, canola and safflower variety.
“They are high in polyunsaturated fats and specifically the ones we don’t want the omega-6 polyunsaturated fats,” Synkowski says.
To state the obvious, alcohol isn’t recommended as your typical baseline food and is a fructose source.
Dairy gets a bit fuzzy. If you can tolerate it, then go for it, Synkowski says.
“Think about food not necessarily as ‘yes-no,’” she advises, “but as ‘more ideal’ and ‘less ideal.’”
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Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 220 by Justin Judkins, originally aired April 18, 2012.