It seems obvious to know the foods that are healthy from the ones that are not. While you actually neglect that so many of your favorite foods, or foods that you consume on a daily basis, have extremely dangerous contents.
Today, we provide you with a list of top 10 delicious yet very dangerous foods that you must absolutely avoid. Check them out:
Note: Trans-unsaturated fatty acids or Trans fats are a kind of unsaturated fat that became largely produced industrially from vegetable fats to use in various foods. It has been shown to consistently be linked, in an intake-dependent way, to increased risk of coronary heart disease, which is a leading cause of death in Western nations.
10. Packaged Cookies
No one can resist yummy cookies. But did you know that packaged cookies do contain trans-fat, even if the box says it doesn’t?Check the ingredients to see that they consist of white flour, artificial flavors and colors, and tons of sugars and preservatives.
If you notice that they contain partially hydrogenated cooking oil, just put them back.Look for cookies that use high-oleic oils, or you can always bake some at home and avoid all the artificial nonsense.
9. Frozen Pizza
Everything about commercial pizza consists of salt, including cheese and dough, and if it contains processed meats like pepperoni o sausage, then you get big load of nitrates along with the salt intake. Pizza is also high in fat and many of its sauces contain corn oil, palm oil, and sugar.
Many people eat at least 3 slices of pizza, ignoring that only one slice has approximately 30 grams of fat, which is as much as 400 to 500 calories.Make your own pizza at home, using low-fat cheese and healthy toppings.
Sodas are dangerously unhealthy, no matter if it’s regular or diet. Yet, Americans still drink about 56 gallons of soda per year on average. Most sodas contain high fructose corn syrup as a sweetener, as well as phosphoric acid, which prevents your body from absorbing calcium.
Not to mention loads of sugar concentrated in just one small can, which if over-consumed can mess with insulin function and lead to diabetes and weight gain over time.Soda has absolutely no nutritional value. Why drink it?
7. Salty Snacks
The problem with salty snacks is that the more you eat, the more you want, ending with plenty of extra empty calories. Besides the immense salt content, almost all salty snacks are fried with partially hydrogenated oils, which make them full of trans-fats. In addition to all the artificial colors, flavors, and seasonings.
According to clinical nutrition studies, extremely salty foods decrease your blood vessels’ ability to widen, and the damage to your arteries can be seen in just 30 min after eating a salty treat like salted nuts or potato chips. Save your money and switch to some healthy homemade delicious treats.
Ketchup simply makes your already unhealthy fries and burgers even worse. One of the main ingredients of ketchup is high fructose corn syrup (sugar), some bottles of ketchup even have more than one kind of sugar. Ketchup on fries is a dangerous combination of sugar and fats.
Many ketchup brands also contain excessive levels of sodium, artificial flavors and colors and loads of preservatives. Nothing among these is good for your health.Ketchup lovers! Look for ketchup with little to no added sugar and keep a minimum consumption.
5. Packaged Cereals
Another marketing genius that has worked so well. Many people think of packaged cereals as a healthy breakfast choice, while it’s actually not. Packaged cereals nowadays are full of sugar, and almost all nutrients are cooked out of the grains during the process of making all those little shapes
in addition to artificial flavors and colors, as well as great amounts of preservatives. People who provide their children with these cereals every morning, should better avoid it and seek healthy alternatives.
4. Ranch Dressing
Americans love their ranch dressing that they put it on everything, burgers, pizzas, fries, salads, and even dip vegetables in it. It sure tastes great but is not so great for your health. What is mostly considered as ‘normal’ serving, one ounce at least, contains 137 calories and over 7 grams of fat.
Ranch dressing turns any food to a whole monster of calories, as it’s also filled with sugar, malt dextrin, and artificial colors and flavors. It is best to use a homemade option that is both delicious and healthy.
3. Mechanically Produced Hamburgers
A single hamburger patty doesn’t come from one animal, but rather from a combination of hundreds of cows, which means a greater risk of E.coli contamination.
This ground beef also contains something called pink slime, which is the fat that’s cut off the meat portion of the cow and used to be sold only as dog food. Be safe and healthy by trying to eat only grass fed beef.
2. Packaged Diet Snacks
Those popular 100 calories ‘diet’ snack packs are so appealing because you think you’ll eat just one and avoid overeating. Honestly, how many people actually eat just one package?
The bad nutritional content doesn’t change with the cute packaging. If you think about it, one piece of fruit also has 100 calories, and if these snacks are tasty, it’s due to unnamed artificial sweeteners or plain old sugar (corn syrup).
Didn’t you ask why there are unnamed ingredients on this food? And what are the manufacturers hiding from you? Well, if you don’t know what’s in your food, just don’t eat it. Your body will thank you for a piece of fresh organic fruit instead.
1. Anything from fast food chains
Americans just cannot leave fast food alone, even though everyone knows that it’s unhealthy. It may taste so good, but what about all the added loads of salt, sugar, trans-fat, commercialized beef, food dyes, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, and chemicals?
‘Specialty’ burgers are even more dangerous, some burgers such as McDonald’s double quarter pounder cheese, have over 19 grams of saturated fats!
Also, a single large French fries serving from the same food chain is worth 4 days of trans-fat.Everyone should be eating smarter than this.
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