7 Foods To Never Eat
Foods to NEVER Eat!
1. Doughnuts: According to the Krispy Kreme Web site, an original glazed doughnut weighs in at 200 calories and contains few other nutrients besides fat (12 grams). The glazed, “kreme-filled” doughnut is even worse: 340 calories and 20 grams of fat. These sweet treats may satisfy your craving, but they won’t satisfy your hunger as most of the calories come from fat.
2. Cheeseburger: First, take the white-flour bun (refined carbohydrates), then add some processed cheese (saturated fat and trans fat, plus lots of additives and preservatives) and then top off with fried red meat (cholesterol and saturated fats). And let’s not forget about the condiments, such as the always fattening mayonnaise. Oh, let’s not forget about the infamous side dish. Your cheeseburger will most likely come with a side of fries — they’re extremely high in fat and contain a tiny amount of nutrients.
3. Fried Chicken: Foods cooked in highly heated oils (most notably, partially hydrogenated oil) have been known to cause cancer, weight gain and other serious health risks if consumed regularly. A 10-piece chicken nuggets order from McDonald’s has 460 calories, 29 grams of fat and 1000 milligrams of sodium. One chicken breast (extra crispy) from Kentucky Fried Chicken has around 490 calories, 31 grams of fat and 7 grams of saturated fat. So unless you want to super size yourself, it’s best to make a clean break with fried foods.
4. Oscar Mayer’s Lunchables: They’re convenient and easy , but they’re also unhealthy! These kid-marketed lunches are loaded with saturated fat and sodium. They usually contain highly processed meats and cheeses, white flour crackers and sugary treats. Lunchables get around two-thirds of their calories from fat and sugar, and they provide lopsided nutrition since they contain no fruits or vegetables. Pack a sandwich and save dollars and health.
5. Sugary Cereals: Key words to look out for are “puffed,” “dyed” and “sweetened.” Most kids’ cereals are so highly processed, they no longer look like the grains they were originally made from. A healthy alternative is oatmeal. Just remember that if you’re buying pre-packaged oatmeal, check the label and see how much sugar it contains — you might be surprised. When the first ingredient on the box is sugar, watch out!
6. Processed Meats: Hot dogs, sausage, jerky, bacon, certain lunch meats and meats used in canned soup products. A study conducted at the University of Hawaii found that sodium nitrite can act as “a precursor to highly carcinogenic nitrosamines — potent cancer-causing chemicals that accelerate the formation and growth of cancer cells throughout the body.” Eliminate these meats from your diet before they eliminate you!
7. Canned Soups: You must stay on your guard because many canned soups have high levels of trans fats, sodium and artificial preservatives such as MSG. Also, steer clear of soups that are cream-based; they can be high in calories and fat. Focus on the ingredients and serving size. Watch out for hydrogenated fat (trans fat) and sodium.