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10 Foods That You Should Avoid and Why

1. Pizza - Pizza is one of the world's most popular junk foods. This is not surprising, given that it tastes great and is incredibly convenient to eat. The problem is that most commercially prepared pizzas are made with lots of unhealthy ingredients. The dough is made from highly refined wheat flour, and the meats on them are usually processed. Pizza is also extremely high in calories.

2. White Bread - Bread is generally made from refined wheat, which is low in essential nutrients (empty calories) and leads to rapid spikes in blood sugar. Most commercial breads are unhealthy, even for people who do tolerate gluten.

3. Pastries, Cookies, and Cakes - Most pastries, cookies and cakes are extremely unhealthy. They are generally made with refined sugar, refined wheat flour and added fats, which are often disturbingly unhealthy fats like shortening (high in trans fats). These tasty treats are literally some of the worst things that you can put into your body. Almost no essential nutrients, but tons of calories and unhealthy ingredients.

4. Processed Meats - Even though unprocessed meat can be healthy and nutritious, the same is NOT true for processed meats. Studies show that people who eat processed meats have a higher risk of many serious diseases, including colon cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. Most of these studies are observational in nature, so they cannot prove that the processed meat caused the diseases. However, the statistical link is strong and consistent among studies, so I do believe there is something to it.

5. Sweets – Sweets are incredibly unhealthy. They are high in sugar, refined wheat flour and processed fats. They are also very low in essential nutrients. Sweets are generally engineered to be super tasty (so you eat more) and have been designed so that it's very easy to eat them quickly. Sweets may taste good and cause some short- term satiety, but you'll be hungry again very quickly because of the way these high-
sugar treats are metabolized.

6. Ice Cream - Ice cream is one of the most delicious foods on the planet. Unfortunately, it is also one of the unhealthiest. Most commercial ice cream is loaded with sugar. Ice cream is also high in calories, and it is very easy to eat excessive amounts. Eating it for dessert is even worse, because then you're adding it all on top of your total calorie intake.

7. Fast Takeaway Meals - Generally speaking, "fast food" chains serve only junk foods. The majority of the food they offer is mass-produced, highly engineered junk food with very little nutritional value. These places are often very cheap, but keep in mind that junk food costs you twice. For every penny you save there, chances are that it's going to cost you many times more in the future. Poor health is expensive.

8. Sugary Fizzy Drinks - Added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet. However, some sources of sugar are worse than others, and sugary drinks are the absolute worst. When people drink sugar calories, the brain doesn't "register" them as food. For this reason, people don't automatically compensate by eating less of other foods instead and end up drastically increasing their total calorie intake. Sugar,
when consumed in large amounts, can drive insulin resistance in the body and is strongly linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. It is also associated with various serious diseases, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Sugary drinks are also THE most fattening aspect of the modern diet and drinking them in large amounts can drive fat gain and obesity.

9. French Fries and Potatoes Chips - Whole, white potatoes are very healthy. However, the same can NOT be said of the products that are made from them, such as French fries and potato chips. These foods are very high in calories, and it is easy to eat excessive amounts. Several studies link consumption of French fries and potato chips with weight gain. These foods may also contain large amounts of acrylamides, carcinogenic substances that form when potatoes are fried, baked or roasted.

10. Processed Cheese - Regular cheese is healthy. It is loaded with nutrients, and a single slice of cheese contains all the same nutrients as an entire glass of milk. However, processed cheese products are nothing like regular cheese. They are mostly made with filler ingredients that are combined and engineered to have a similar look and texture as cheese. Cheese is healthy, but processed cheese is not. Read labels, and make sure that the cheese you're eating is actually cheese

There are some foods that we purchase that deep down we know are not good for it. We often buy them because we love the taste, or because they are cheap to by, or simply for convenience. I recommend that you resist temptation if possible, as they can increase cholesterol, lower your energy levels, and in come case cause serious illness if eaten on a regular basis.

Here is a List of 10 Foods The You Should Avoid And Why

1. Pizza 

Pizza is one of the world’s most popular junk foods. This is not surprising, given that it tastes great and is incredibly convenient to eat. The problem is that most commercially prepared pizzas are made with lots of unhealthy ingredients. The dough is made from highly refined wheat flour, and the meats on them are usually processed. Pizza is also extremely high in calories.

2. White Bread 

Bread is generally made from refined wheat, which is low in essential nutrients (empty calories) and leads to rapid spikes in blood sugar. Most commercial breads are unhealthy, even for people who do tolerate gluten.

3. Pastries, Cookies, and Cakes 

Most pastries, cookies and cakes are extremely unhealthy. They are generally made with refined sugar, refined wheat flour and added fats, which are often disturbingly unhealthy fats like shortening (high in trans fats). These tasty treats are literally some of the worst things that you can put into your body. Almost no essential nutrients, but tons of calories and unhealthy ingredients.

4. Processed Meats 

Even though unprocessed meat can be healthy and nutritious, the same is NOT true for processed meats. Studies show that people who eat processed meats have a higher risk of many serious diseases, including colon cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. Most of these studies are observational in nature, so they cannot prove that the processed meat caused the diseases. However, the statistical link is strong and consistent among studies, so I do believe there is something to it.

5. Sweets 

Sweets are incredibly unhealthy. They are high in sugar, refined wheat flour and processed fats. They are also very low in essential nutrients. Sweets are generally engineered to be super tasty (so you eat more) and have been designed so that it’s very easy to eat them quickly. Sweets may taste good and cause some short- term satiety, but you’ll be hungry again very quickly because of the way these high-sugar treats are metabolized.

6. Ice Cream 

Ice cream is one of the most delicious foods on the planet. Unfortunately, it is also one of the unhealthiest. Most commercial ice cream is loaded with sugar. Ice cream is also high in calories, and it is very easy to eat excessive amounts. Eating it for dessert is even worse, because then you’re adding it all on top of your total calorie intake.

7. Fast Takeaway Meals

  Generally speaking, “fast food” chains serve only junk foods. The majority of the food they offer is mass-produced, highly engineered junk food with very little nutritional value. These places are often very cheap, but keep in mind that junk food costs you twice. For every penny you save there, chances are that it’s going to cost you many times more in the future. Poor health is expensive.

8. Sugary Fizzy Drinks 

Added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet. However, some sources of sugar are worse than others, and sugary drinks are the absolute worst. When people drink sugar calories, the brain doesn’t “register” them as food. For this reason, people don’t automatically compensate by eating less of other foods instead and end up drastically increasing their total calorie intake. Sugar,when consumed in large amounts, can drive insulin resistance in the body and is strongly linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. It is also associated with various serious diseases, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Sugary drinks are also THE most fattening aspect of the modern diet and drinking them in large amounts can drive fat gain and obesity.

9. French Fries and Potatoes Chips 

Whole, white potatoes are very healthy. However, the same can NOT be said of the products that are made from them, such as French fries and potato chips. These foods are very high in calories, and it is easy to eat excessive amounts. Several studies link consumption of French fries and potato chips with weight gain. These foods may also contain large amounts of acrylamides, carcinogenic substances that form when potatoes are fried, baked or roasted.

10. Processed Cheese 

Regular cheese is healthy. It is loaded with nutrients, and a single slice of cheese contains all the same nutrients as an entire glass of milk. However, processed cheese products are nothing like regular cheese. They are mostly made with filler ingredients that are combined and engineered to have a similar look and texture as cheese. Cheese is healthy, but processed cheese is not. Read labels, and make sure that the cheese you’re eating is actually cheese

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