5 Foods You Should Never Eat

Pareesh Bhatia By Pareesh Bhatia, 14th Sep 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/a6sg70v8/
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5 foods which even your doctor avoids to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Artificial Sweeteners

In small doses sugar is totally fine. But it gets a little dicey when you have too many artificial sweeteners. Here's the deal: Sweeteners are way, um, sweeter than sugar, and they can reset your taste buds to crave sugary foods. As a result, you end up eating more junk. Plus, people who limit their artificial sweetener use find that they have more energy, and don't have as many cravings.

MARGARINE

Most of us think it's a healthy alternative to butter, but margarine has loads of trans fats, which increase your cholesterol. And it contains a lot of ingredients vs butter's one or two. The calorie count is also similar to butter, but we tend to eat more of it because we think it's healthier. Your best bet: Stick with small does of butter or use heart-healthy olive oil

SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE

All soy isn't bad, but the isolate (a refined, often genetically-modified form of soy that pops up in a lot of soy-based products) resembles estrogen, which is iffy—some research has shown that it can increase the risk of cancers and infertility in women. If you want to go vegetarian, opt for veggie burgers with quinoa, chickpeas, or black beans as a base, and eat protein bars that are based on nuts and seeds. And for meat subs, go for beans, nuts, seeds, nut butters, and natural sources of soy like edamame, tofu, and tempeh.

DIET FOODS

Unfortunately, "diet" or "low-fat" doesn't mean low-calorie. Diet bars and low-fat foods like yogurts usually have more sugar, salt, and unhealthy fillers to make them taste okay. Even worse, we typically eat double the serving we should because we're not satisfied or think that it's okay to eat more because it's "healthy."

FROZEN MEALS

These babies are convenient (hello dinner in five minutes or less!) but are often heavily processed and filled with fat and salt. Instead of going this route, make a big meal (like a yummy soup or stew) at home when you have some downtime, portion it out, and freeze the servings. Frozen fruits and veggies are okay, too, as long as you look for options without added sauces or salt.

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Diet, Diet Plans, Family, Food, Health, Healthy Lifestyle, Wellness

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author avatar Pareesh Bhatia
I'm a mechanical engineer who is observant,curious and a tech enthusiast.Apart from health related articles I work on constantly improvising my writing.

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author avatar ghazala zafar
14th Sep 2013 (#)

Yes, that's what I think!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
14th Sep 2013 (#)

We are misled by labels into thinking some are healthy. Good share, Aman - siva

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author avatar Pareesh Bhatia
14th Sep 2013 (#)

Thanks Siva.

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author avatar DaddyEvil
26th Mar 2014 (#)

Don't you just LOVE misleading labels on foods?
Nice article!

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