Nowadays, we are surrounded by unhealthy, highly processed, chemical-laden foods, which are often advertised as healthy dietary options.
In many cases, the labels like “sugar-free” and “all-natural” are completely misleading and false, so we decided to make a list of the most dangerous foods that you need to stay away from:
Sugary drinks: The excessive intake of sugar leads to insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, as well as health issues such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. These drinks are among the main culprits for the increased rates of obesity and fat gain.
Candy bars: They are highly unhealthy, as they are full of sugar, processed fats, and refined wheat flour, and very low in nutrients. Their consumption leads to weight gain and various other health issues.
Canned tomatoes- canned foods are rich in a toxin known as BPA, which leads to diabetes, heart diseases, reproductive abnormalities, higher risk of breast and prostate cancer, and other health issues. Canned foods are highly acidic, and a few servings can exceed the safety limit for daily BPA exposure.
Gluten-free junk foods: These products are rich in unhealthy oils, refined grains, and sugar, and their consumption leads to frequent blood sugar spikes.
Low-fat yogurt: It is full of sugar and low in fat, and it has had the healthy, natural dairy fats removed. Moreover, many of these products lack probiotic bacteria, due to the process of pasteurization.
Processed meats- Researchers have found that processed meats can lead to cancer, as they are made from animals raised in animal feeding farms, often fed growth hormones and other drugs. Additionally, these meats are rich in nitrite, which can be converted to nitrosamines, powerful cancer-causing chemicals.
Margarine- This unnatural fat is rich in trans-fats, whose consumption has been linked to heart attacks. Replace it with butter from grass-eating cows, which is high in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).
Vegetable Oil- This oil is excessively processed, which, when heated, oxidize good cholesterol and turn it into bad cholesterol, and increase the risk of vascular diseases.
Artificial Sweeteners: These sweeteners, like aspartame and saccharin, lead to weight gain, increased appetite and food cravings, increased fat storage, and glucose intolerance.
Table Salt: Table salt is highly processed salt, consisted of 98 percent of sodium chloride and two percent chemicals like ferrocyanide and aluminosilicate and added iodine, which can seriously harm health.
Soy Protein Isolate: Most soybeans grown in the US are genetically engineered, and can create soy protein isolate. On the other hand, organic soy goes through a proper fermentation process that reduces the phytate and anti-nutrient levels.
Microwaved Popcorn: Microwaved popcorn is high in perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), which are chemicals that contaminate the blood, and lead to infertility and increased LDL cholesterol levels.
Non-Organic Potatoes: these potatoes are among the richest vegetables and fruits in pesticides, and their consumption can lead to various health dangers.