Let yourself indulge every once in a while, but in general, avoid these foods. Over time they will damage your body, skin and could lead to obesity and other diseases. Here’s the list:
- Frosting. The tubs of frosting from the grocery store contain trans-fats and sugar. Avoid foods with trans-fats because they raise bad cholesterol, cause inflammation which leads to many diseases including diabetes and actually lower your good cholesterol.
- Bagels. If you have skin problems, you’ll want to avoid bagels for sure. Bagels have a high glycemic index, which increases insulin and leads to inflammation. This has been shown to speed up the aging process, worsen acne and other skin conditions like rosacea.
- Processed foods, like store packaged desserts. They might be convenient and delicious, but they aren’t worth the damage. Processed foods often contain a lot of sugar and preservatives so they last longer. Sugar will increase inflammation of the skin and the high calorie content and ingredients are not very easy to digest properly, which can lead to stomach issues.
- Soda. Think about soda like this: drinking one can is like drinking water with 10 packets of sugar. Would you do that? Probably not. Soda has way too much sugar, especially since it can be addicting and people drink more than one can a day. Your best bet is to put fresh fruit in water for flavor.
- Cereal. Cereals you grew up with as a kid have way too much sugar and gluten in them. If you are an avid cereal lover, go for Rice Chex or Corn Flakes which are a little healthier for you.
- Margarine. Some of us have been tricked into thinking margarine is better for you than butter. While butter isn’t the best, it is better used in small amounts than using margarine. Margarine is usually loaded with trans-fats.
- Bacon. Bacon isn’t that bad for you, but loading up on it at every meal can cause some problems. It is high in fat, sodium and sodium nitrate.
- Preserved fruit in cups. Eat regular, fresh fruit instead of fruit cups that contain artificial colors and dyes and sugar.
- Soy sauce. While soy sauce is low in calories and does contain riboflavin and vitamin B6, it also contains way too much sodium. Too much sodium can lead to bloating and gas or even hypertension. Look for low-sodium versions and limit your intake if you’re at risk for heart disease.
Did you know these foods are bad for you? Do you eat them often or avoid them?