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6 Foods To Avoid

Updated on September 9, 2013

I am convinced digestion is the great secret to life. - Sydney Smith

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not. - Mark Twain

Eat well, drink in moderation, and sleep sound, in these three good health abound. - Latin Proverb

6 Foods You Should Avoid

It is a fact that 4 out of 10 leading causes of death in US are related to diet (hearth disease, diabetes, cancer and stroke). If you are looking to improve your health you should watch what you eat and start by trying to avoid the following 6 most unhealty foods:

1. Soda – should be named liquid candy. An average can of soda contains 10 teaspoons of sugar, 150 calories, 30 to 55 mg of caffeine, artificial food colors and sulphites.

2. Potato chips and French fries - contain acrylamide (a known carcinogen and neurotoxin), trans fats (artery-clogging fat), and increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer.

3. Doughnuts- refined sugar and flour, artificial flavors, trans fats. Health/nutritional value = the hole in the middle.

4. Baked Goods (Coffee Cake, packaged cake, biscuit mixes and other baked goods) - high amounts of trans fats, unsavory additives including corn syrup, preservatives and artificial flavors and colors.

5. Luncheon Meats (hot dogs, sausages, bacon, pepperoni and other processed meats) - contain a carcinogenic ingredient known as sodium nitrite.

6. Canned Soup - most canned (and packaged) soups have high levels of trans fats, sodium and artificial preservatives like MSG and contain high amounts of salt.

If you want to eat healthier, here is a tool that will help you find healthy recipes:

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Remember - You are what you eat!


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      8 years ago

      You are so right about canned soup. Shopping at Whole Food and thinking that I was doing the right thing, I took a box of soup down from the shelf only to discover it had over 750 mgs. of sodium per serving. I am training my daughters to read labels. Everything on you list is something they actively avoid.

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      amira salehs 

      8 years ago

      am a 75 year old female .i have been diagnosed as patient of heart disease am taking medicine quite enough to start a pharmacy .lately i ve noticed that the kind of food i eat has a great role in worsening or improving my codition the kinds of food that should be avoided are quite harmful i avoided them since i knew i have a diseased heart .your tips have confirmed my knowledge of the harmful effect of these kinds of food .thanks a lot for enlighing peoples minds and for alerting them to the danger that threatens their lives


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