Tuesday, August 19, 2014

10 Foods To Seriously Consider Not Eating Again

The following is a list of 10 foods that should simply be eliminated from your diet. I'm sure that as you carefully read labels in the grocery store about other products you find, you will find that eliminating them is the way to go. Easier said than done I know, but isn't your health worth it?

Here is the list of the 10 foods:

1)    Margarine:  "The latest discoveries suggest that fat is NOT bad for your health as the government and food producers have been telling us since the 70's." Margarines do have quite a bit of trans fats (which we know are bad for us), artificial colors and don't forget calories. In many ways, a greater danger than butter is!!

2)    Artificial Sweeteners: The deceiving thing about artificial sweeteners is that they can promote weight gain, can increase the chances of getting diabetes and can also harm the kidneys.

3)    Tomato Sauce: Many times even store-bought tomato sauce has more than may contain refined sugar or even corn syrup and extra sodium just to make it taste better.

4)    Frosting: The store-bought frosting is really bad! It has a ton of sugar, trans-fats, corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors and other added preservatives.

5)    Strawberries: Don't get me wrong -- strawberries are very good for you, just not the non-organic kind. Non-organic strawberries are more than likely contaminated with pesticides. "A recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that some strawberries contained residue from as many as 13 different pesticides."

6)    Sprouts: Although sprouts are a great source of nutrition, it has been found that commercially-produced sprouts have a tendency to become contaminated by germs and bacteria. As this article mentions, sprouts are pretty easy to grow on your own.

7)    Cookies: Now I'm not going to lie -- I love cookies too. The thing is if you are going to go down that "cookie-road", it's always best to have homemade cookies when you know what ingredients are really in them. Packaged cookies -- you never know what they really contain -- anything from hydrogenated oils, loads of sugar, artificial colors/flavors and preservatives.  All of those are super bad for your health, but you knew that already I'm sure.

8)    Frozen Pizza: Once again, if you knew the harmful ingredients that went into a frozen pizza, you may re-consider. Some of the dangerous ingredients in these pizzas? MSG, nitrates, a lot of salt and a lot of sugar. If you want pizza so bad -- why not make your own?

9)    Soda: Kind of a no-brainer; but the food industry has made it so addictive that it is difficult for people to give up! There is nothing "natural" about soda, let alone good for you. It's like liquid sugar essentially...

10)  Fast Food:  "When you realize that many fast food restaurants are basically serving up warmed-over garbage, it becomes a lot easier to resist stopping for a quick burger and fries."

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