6 Foods You Should Avoid
It is a real pity that the most tastiest and fun foods to eat, are the unhealthiest! Yes, sometime even the most well dressed and plated up dish that seems to be a health bounty, is sometimes nothing more than a well-dressed and concealed plate packed with calories, sugars, fat and even sodium! It is especially not fair on those who are giving in everything, just to try eating more healthy and then it all comes un done without one even being aware thanks to these unhealthy imposters!
Well, that is why we bring to you the article ‘Foods You Should Avoid’. Here we will pin point those exact foods which are the most health compromising! You may even be shocked to see that foods specifically labeled “healthy, nutritious and non-fattening” are in fact the complete opposite.
So what are these foods?
Foods to Avoid #1- Wraps!
Who knew that fresh looking wraps, with just a fresh leaf of lettuce, clean thin meat and fresh soft bread could be unhealthy? Well, it is! Wraps are extremely deceiving; you would be surprised with the amount of calories this food brings to the table! The wonderfully soft bread that most find so irresistible when it comes to wraps, is actually made up of refined grains most of the time; therefore it has a very low value of fiber. Let’s not forget to add in the cheese, spread and cold cut meats that all add up to around 700 calories! It may seem that the only thing slightly healthy is the ice berg lettuce. However, sadly ice berg lettuce holds little nutritional value! Therefore the wrap that you were going to have as a healthy snack turned out to be a full-fledged fast food meal in terms of calories!
Foods to Avoid #2- Certain Salads!
Those who know little about healthy eating would be considered naïve enough to order a salad at every restaurant they go! This has become a sort of fashion and it actually a pity that one doesn’t take this more seriously. Here is what you do not know about salads. Research conducted has shown that most restaurants that offer “healthy” salads in their menus actually contain around 1, 000 calories! This is because the objective is to make the salad look pretty and taste delicious. In this pursuit, restaurant chains add in cheese, sometimes bacon, croutons and those yummy dressings that you’ll regret later on! So when ordering a salad, make sure you ask for dressing on the side, dip your fork in the dressing before getting to the salad, also remember not to get anything dipped in mayo, even at salad bars and instead of croutons, try adding chopped nuts into your salads to attain an extra crunch!
Foods to Avoid #3- Sweetened Beverages!
Be it sports drinks, energy drinks, vitamin drinks or even carbonated drinks! All these drinks are packed with sugars, especially high fructose corn syrup!= Constantly having these drinks, you are raising your levels of sugar, meaning you are putting yourself at a higher risk of developing Diabetes and Heart risks! However, if you crave sweet drinks, opt for naturally sweet drinks like fresh juices!
Foods to Avoid #4- Energy Bars!
Energy bars are the most deceiving of the lot! These bars may be packaged and advertised to seem like the most nutritious and health packed bar but they are simply said to be glorified candy bars! This is because most energy bars are high in high Fructose Corn Syrup, white four and other sweeteners! Therefore these bars are high in calories, saturated fat and low in fiber!
Foods to Avoid #5- Fried Foods!
Fried food is a weakness amongst many; these extremely tasteful foods are also extremely unhealthy therefore is one of the most important foods you should avoid! Not only are these foods extremely and beyond fattening, but they also raise bad LDL Cholesterol levels and increase the risk for various Heart Diseases including Strokes!
Foods to Avoid #6- Smoothies!
The ever so ‘pretty’ and colorful smoothies! Although things may seem all fruity and colorful, within that tall glass lays many unwanted sources! Yes, smoothies are yet another deceiving food you should avoid! This is because smoothies available at restaurants or even smoothie chains are high in sugars and some even add in fruit sherbets and even frozen yogurts to spike up the flavor!