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When it comes to the foods that you shouldn’t eat, you should never be confused. Nevertheless, compiling a black list of these bad foods can be tricky since most health experts tend to disagree on which foods belong (or does not belong) to such list.
But fret no more, here is a list of junk food that most experts tend to recommend ditching.
If you are looking to do a huge service for your health and wellbeing, then you must cross out the sodas from your life. These sugar-sweetened beverages will only take a toll on your health, leading to a myriad of troubles such as obesity, hindered recovery, chronic illness and a myriad of other health troubles.
Even the diet alternative is bad for you. In fact, the more diet sodas a person drank, the higher the risk of becoming obese, according to a University of Texas Health Science Center study.
Most people kick off the morning with a bowl of cereal, but what are they actually consuming? The matter of fact is that the stuff is bad for you, and if you are giving it to your children, then you are teaching them how food should taste like and drowning them in sugars and unhealthy chemicals.
In fact, popular brands are as bad, even worse than junk food, according to report called “Sugar in Children’s Cereals: Popular brands pack more sugar than snack, cakes, and cookies,” by the Environmental Working Group. Therefore, make sure to cross out the stuff from your life. Start the day with a healthier breakfast.
The bulk of McDonald’s menu is made with all sorts of synthetic ingredients, such as artificial sweeteners, genetically engineered corn, food dyes and other bad and non-natural additives that will only compromise your health and wellbeing. In fact, the fast food industry is one of the main culprits to the current obesity pandemic.
Therefore, you are better off learning how to cook. Yes that might take a while, and with a few blunders every now and there. But it’s worth the effort. Ditching fast food is a matter of mindset. And once you get rid of it, you will be preparing and making better food at home, with less costs and more nutritional value.
Most people think of corn as a natural and healthy crop. But they assume wrong. Today’s corn supply is genetically tweaked to survive hefty spraying of chemicals or to produce its own pesticide stock for better yielding. The bad side is that most of the unhealthy additives wind up inside of the food. These chemicals are perilous to health and have been linked to a host of health and environmental problems.
Nevertheless, avoiding corn is tricky. It’s present is the bulk of processed foods. However, you can always make the right choice by opting for foods with the least added ingredients, avoiding mainly high-fructose corn syrup. For a better choice, eat only organic or –GMO-Free verified foods if budget allows.
You don’t need to be a health expert to know that hot dogs are not the basis of a healthy diet. Processed meats, the hot dogs, the bacon and so on score high in sodium, fat, artificial preservatives, unnatural additives, and you are better off not eating them—expect for the occasional treat.
Regular consumption of processed meats can cause weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and a myriad of serious ailments. You are better off not eating the stuff. Switch to organic meat; the more natural, the better.
About the Author
David Dack is fitness author and enthusiast. He is a regular contributor to some of the major fitness magazines and online publications. For more tips and training guidelines go to his blog Runner Blueprint. You can also follow David on Twitter: @DavidDack