The Unhealthiest Foods Ever

May 30, 11 The Unhealthiest Foods Ever

Healthy eating has become a top priority for many people in the past few years, as we slowly learn what the food we eat really contains. Trans-fats and MSGs were unheard of in abuelita’s day, but now they have turned us into label-checking fiends. Although there are certain foods where a label check is not necessary, you just know automatically by looking at them that they are packing the bad stuff.  Forthwith, the absolute worst foods you can put in your body:

  • Sodas: essentially liquid sugar; not only are they the culprits behind many an unsuspected weight gain, they also increase your risk of getting pancreatic cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
  • Margarine: it’s been billed as a healthier alternative to butter, but it is actually the ultimate source of trans-fats. Better to go with monounsaturated fat, such as olive oil.
  • Low-fat foods: oh, how they mess with our heads. All those snacks we think are OK to indulge in because they’re marked ‘low-fat’ are actually full of unhealthy fillers. Go with the full-fat version instead, just limit the amount you eat.
  • Frozen meals: as easy as it is to just pop one in the microwave after a long day, you better think twice before scarfing down a Lean Cuisine. They are highly caloric and contain a crapload of sodium.
  • Processed meats: they have tons of salt, fat and cholesterol, while providing little nutrients in return. Plus, the chemicals used to preserve them have been linked to colon cancer.
  • Doughnuts: these yummy confections contain the trifecta of unhealthiness: trans-fat, sugar and refined flour. Somewhere, Homer Simpson is shedding a tear.
  • Potato chips and French fries: why, oh why? Pointless as it may seem to live in a world where papitas are off-limits, we must come to terms with the harsh truth. They’re super fatty AND contain acrylamide, a known carcinogen. Good-bye, papitas. I think I’ll miss you most of all.

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