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The Most Surprising Foods Doctors Avoid Eating (& Why)

The Most Surprising Foods Doctors Avoid Eating (& Why)

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When medical professionals choose to avoid specific foods, it must be for a very good reason. But as you move through the pages to find out which foods doctors won’t eat and why, don’t try to make any diet changes before consulting a dietitian, nutritionist, or other nutrition professional.

Remember that doctors may not be great resources for nutrition advice since nutrition is not their specialty. Although many doctors are well-versed in general medicine, they only take a couple of two general nutrition courses throughout their education process.

Read on to reveal 10 foods medical professionals won’t eat, and why

Açaí Bowls

Açaí Bowls

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This trendy smoothie bowl is considered to be the best healthy breakfast, but it seems that not everyone agrees. According to the plastic surgeon Ryan Neinstein, although the acai berries contain plenty of antioxidant properties, the problem is that most people are not only eating açaí but also seeds, nut butter, more

, and other tasty add-ons.

Adding these things significantly increases the calories and sugar content of your “healthy” bowl. Make sure not to purchase any delicious açaí bowl without checking the nutrition facts. On the other hand, consuming fewer calories isn’t necessarily related to losing more pounds. Plus, the add-ons the doctor mentioned are full of nutrients and are recommended by nutritionists.

Apples

Apples

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Have you ever wondered about doctors thing about the famous saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’? While some agree, others like the surgeon Rachel would rather stay away from this fruit because, according to her, it’s high in FODMAP.

FODMAP are short-chain carbohydrates that trigger gastrointestinal disorders and can lead to irritable bowel syndrome. Not only apples, black beans, onions, and garlic are also high-FODMAP foods.

Nevertheless, many individuals can perfectly maintain healthy digestion without eliminating such foods from their diet.

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Bacon

Bacon

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While some people won’t have their eggs without bacon, others would rather steer clear. According to Omid Javadi MD, cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, I avoid bacon because it’s loaded with cholesterol and fat, also, the nutritional value is almost non-existent. This doctor considers bacon as one of the worst foods in the world.

People love how bacon tastes but when you examine its content, it’s nothing but cholesterol and fat! These two should be consumed in moderation to avoid health problems.

Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Nuggets

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According to Dr. Fenster from the University of Montana, we still need to clearly understand from what exact part of the chicken nuggets are made even after decades of studying comparative physiology and studying and working with anatomy.

Shockingly, a 2016-study revealed that there’s only 50% of meat in a chicken nugget. This means that 50% of the regular nugget isn’t derived from any part of the chicken at all!

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Boxed Cereals

Boxed Cereals

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Boxed cereals are loaded with sugar and the grains are unhealthy, says the founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center Dr. Frank Lipman. Instead of eating cereal first thing in the morning, try having protein and healthy fats to start your morning better. You can have two boiled eggs with greens, sardines on crispbreads, or 1/2 avocado sprinkled with salt.

What you feed your body at the beginning of every day should be as healthy and possible so you can have a productive and energetic day. Try to avoid too much sugar and flavored or colored foods. Most importantly, avoid eating nothing for breakfast.

Fast Food Salad

Fast Food Salad

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A salad is always perceived as a healthy option because it’s a salad! But this is totally not true when it comes to fast food salad. The veggies often turn soft and require a specific ‘awakening’ supplement to regain their crunchy state.

Actually, a fast food salad doesn’t only lack nutritional value but also flavor. And this is when artificial flavors and preservatives interfere to save the salad. Dr. Fenster concludes that this is a meal fit for zombies.

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Frozen Chicken Pot Pie

Frozen Chicken Pot Pie

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A frozen chicken pot pie is actually your nutritional nightmare. It’s simply not worth it no matter how delicious it may be. According to Dr. Tavel from Indiana University, the chicken pot pie you regularly buy may consist of 22 g of saturated fat in addition to over 1,000 calories.

Your best bet is to make your own homemade chicken pot pie from scratch, it’s much healthier and safer than the frozen, processed, and unhealthy stuff you need to avoid.

Ice Cream

Ice Cream

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Who doesn’t like ice cream? No one really, but it’s not about what you like but rather your ability to make healthy choices. Dr. Michael Hirt, a board-certified nutritionist, says that ice cream can be the worst food people can eat.

It is shockingly loaded with hormones, chemicals, and pasteurized dairy (pasteurization alters the proteins found in milk.) Moreover, this cold, yummy food contains saturated fats and loads of sugar. Would you cut off ice cream or just ignore the nutrition facts?

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Pastries

Pastries

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Nutritionist Dr. Michael Hirt says that 99% of pastries (such as doughnuts) made from genetically modified wheat, which has been associated with various diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis, autoimmune conditions, and diabetes. Moreover, pastries are also filled with sugar.

While some sugar won’t hurt, it can result in serious health problems over a long period of time, especially if your source of sugar is the iconic doughnuts.

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Whey Protein

Whey Protein

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If you think that whey protein is healthy, you may want to think again. Whether you are a smoothie enthusiast or bodybuilder, you should know that the problem with whey protein is that it consists of an insulin-like growth ingredient that triggers your body’s production of androgens and insulin, leading to acne breakout, says the board-certified dermatologist Dr. Janet H. Prystowsky.

If you start suffering from acne after consuming whey protein, switch to a non-milk source of protein. After all, there’s no proof that protein supplements are helpful to healthy athletes.

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