Thursday, 29 August 2013

7 Most Unhealthy Processed Foods You Need To Avoid according to Katy Leonard



Processed foods have the advantage of saving time and this makes them tempting to people who have a busy lifestyle and for those who don’t particularly like to cook. Most processed foods also come with a low price tag that is hard for many consumers to resist. However, at some point we really need to look at the hidden costs that processed foods have on our health.


Eliminating all processed foods from your diet may be quite difficult. However, you can significantly improve your healthy by eliminating the worst of the processed foods. Below, you will find a list of the 7 most unhealthy processed foods.
So here are the worst enemies of current society:
Chicken Nuggets – Like hot dogs, chicken nuggets are at the pinnacle of industrialized foods. The typical chicken nugget, including the famous chicken McNuggets, are more than 50 percent fat and they contain more carbs than protein. Keep in mind too, that the carb portion is made of very unhealthy carbs found in the fillers and breading.

Soda Pop – There is nothing nutritional about sodas; they are empty calories. They contain substances that can hurt you. Almost all sodas today use high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as a sweetener and this is even worse than sugar. HFCS has been shown to be damaging to the liver as well as causing blood glucose spikes even worse than normal table sugar would. Soda pop is a primary contributor to the obesity problem in the United States.

Hotdogs  & Other Processed Meats – The vast majority of hot dogs and other highly processed meats on the market contain loads of salt, MSG, sodium nitrate and other preservatives, artificial flavors, cheap unhealthy fillers, and mechanically separated meat and poultry. 

Store Bought Cookies, Cake, Muffins, and Crackers – Beyond the obvious high levels of sugar and salt, most of these products also contain trans fat. Trans fat is added in part because it is much cheaper than healthy fats and this makes them more profitable. However, trans fat is also added to prolong shelf life and to improve the texture. 

Many Popular Breakfast Cereals – Do you want to know why so many breakfast cereals are “fortified” with vitamins and minerals. Fortified means that the vitamins are artificially added during the processing of the food. It’s no better than taking a crunchy vitamin, and in fact, usually a low quality vitamin. For example, these fortified cereals often add a form of vitamin D that is not easily used by the human body.
Most breakfast cereals are also loaded with sugar, or worse, high fructose corn syrup

Granola Bars – Regardless of what you see on the front of the packaging or hear in the commercials, almost every brand of granola bar contains high fructose corn syrup. Even if they say they are made with honey or maple syrup, read the ingredient label. Some will put a tiny bit of honey or maple syrup for flavor but most of the sweetness is still derived from high fructose corn syrup. They are also sometimes loaded with fat, including trans fat, and lots of sodium too!

Pre-Made Condiments and Salad Dressings – Most condiments and salad dressings contain high fructose corn syrup as this is a really cheap way food manufacturers can add bulk to their product and improve the flavor with very little cost. Many also contain trans fats and food additives like MSG. Another factor that makes them so unhealthy is that we tend to not think about what’s in condiments when we apply them to our food. Even a healthy fresh vegetable salad can quickly become an unhealthy meal if an unhealthy dressing is added.

I know that I'm not the ideal person to talk about it, because I eat chocolate or crisps. I don't do it every day, but occasionally I will reach to unhealthy snacks. I wouldn't eat any of that typo of food and I have to say thank God I don't. I used to buy a hot-dog sausages that I would have during the weekend. And long time ago I stopped buying them when I found out what's inside. I mean we cannot get crazy, because we won't be able to eat anything. but we need to make sure to read the labels. 
Hope I didn't disgusted you.

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Ewelina
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30 comments:

  1. Wow!! I can't eat anything!!

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    1. hi hi there's always something you will find that you like;-)

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  3. Yes we have to be cautious in what we put in our system need to always read label. Great Information nice job.
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    1. it's not that easy. But I think we should try to be as healthy as possible

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  4. Thank you for these precious infos, sometimes we have absolutely no idea of what we eat!

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  5. I agree wholeheartedly with all the products mentioned. Anything that has an ingredients list is almost guaranteed to be processed and something you shouldn't put in your body, so I feel like they all fall under the 'most unhealthy' category! Thanks for posting, it's important to educate on this topic xx

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  7. I'm guilty on the breakfast cereal font :)

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    1. ah well I would have crisps odd times. Everybody has a guilty pleasure

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  8. It's simply impossible to avoid all that stuff all the time, I just believe that should be sense of proportion in everything. A little bit of something tasty will not do much harm) Thank You for sharing such a nice post!
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    1. yeah you are so right. I cannot see myself being so good all the time. You need to have a day when you can eat all the crap you want:-)

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  9. just discussed those with my boyfriend, the nutrition advisor ;-) he approved haha
    it's too bad that a lot of people dont know those basic facts. I also started tracking my food with an app everyday

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    1. Those tips were written by Katy Leonard and I found them really useful. I mean I wouldn't know it all, but you have to be realistic and try to avoid as many bad foods you can. Nobody is perfect;-)

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  10. Hello my friend Ewelina,this post is sooo interesting!!!so usefull advices,thank you so much for sharing!
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  11. good post... totally true x
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  13. This is really well written and I have to agree with you on all these. I prefer to bake my own treats as I know what has gone into them. I think the moral of this story is to try and eat as much whole food as possible and plan your meal sin advance so you dont have to rely on processed products.
    PS chicken nuggets are so gross ;-)

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    1. hi hi nuggets are so good, until u look what's in them ;-) But u are right we need to plan our meals and try to be good

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