The following list is foods that may seem healthy, are easily available or are just everyday foods that we tend to look over
Sugary soda drink
This is quite an obvious one, however, it forms part of many people’s diet. Soda drinks provides a lot of high fructose corn syrup with no nutritional value. A list of what these sodas do for you:
- Obesity – the sugar makes you fat, clear and simple.
- Dissolves tooth enable – gives you really bad teeth to the point that smiling will become a Hill-Billy event.
- Kidney issues
- high blood pressure
- heart disease
- reproductive issues
Fruit juice is just as bad a sodas, it has high concentration of sugars. It also has most of the fibre stripped out. Have you ever noticed how much more flavour a bottle of fruit juice tastes compared to a freshly squeezed orange? That is because the manufacturers add artificial flavours and smells to the final product!
Many of the things that make a real fruit healthy has been removed during the processing. You may get some vitamins, and anti-oxidants, but putting a priest in a prison does not turn it into a church.
Take a look at the breakdown for a 350 ml portion of Coca Cola and apple juice:
- Coca Cola: 140 calories and 40 grams of sugar (10 teaspoons).
- Apple juice: 165 calories and 39 grams of sugar (9.8 teaspoons).
The advertising is so fantastic on margarine. It seems healthier and less fatty, with so many varieties such as light variety, ones that contains seed oils and others being omega-3 enriched. However, margarine actually is full of trans fats, coating your arteries and increasing your cholesterol levels.Rather stick with real butter, in moderation of course.
Sandwich meats and hot dogs
Healthy pieces of chicken and ham slices? I thought so, but they are so flavorful and so rich for such thin slices. Yes, they are in fact lower quality cuts of meat are full of nitrites, chemical flavorings, dyes, and a lot of sodium.
Hot dogs – chicken, pork, lamb or beef, it does not matter, they are processed low quality meats and they are just as bad as the sandwich slices.
Processed cheese wrapped in plastic, ready to be put on sandwiches / buns is not real cheese. It is unhealthy processed artificially flavoured products.
Rather use real cheese, Low fat Mozzarella being the best option if you need to use a cheese.
Fast food salad
Those chicken strips and salad dressing pack more calories than a burger and fries.
French fries, fish, burgers, chicken, beef, fried or flame grilled – fast foods are all bad!
Linked to neurological problems, cancer and even diabetes and a tendency to make people crave food more and overeat.
Unfortunately, there is not much choice when it comes to sweetening things up.
Rather use brown sugar, honey or natural maple syrup.
Drink water with ice and lemon juice.
Cut the sugar dosage and get use to drinking beverages more naturally, such as coffee with 1 teaspoon of sugar and milk, or just plain tea and milk.
You can try clear green tea with mint or lemon (green tea is available in those specific flavours from Lipton and other manufacturers).
Popcorn is a great alternative to snacks, but microwave popcorn is bad as the imitation butter flavor is PFOA, which has been linked to certain cancers and infertility.
Rather buy an air-popper and use real butter.
Low fat yogurt
Low fat yogurt may be sweetened with sugar or artificial sweeteners. Rather eat plain yogurt or low fat Greek yogurt. If you prefer to sweeten it up, add your own fruits and honey.
Multi-grain or multi-seed bread
Unless the multi-grain / multi-seed bread is whole wheat bread or rye bread, then you will be buying white bread with seeds and grain in it. This is pointless as white bread lacks nutrients and is made from enriched flour.