Ladies, we’re always being told about foods we can eat to make ourselves healthier but it’s just as important to eliminate certain foods from our diet to make sure that we maintain a healthy balance.
While we can certainly benefit from including lots of fresh fruits and vegetables into our diet they won’t be effective unless we eliminate the things that have a negative impact on our bodies.
We did some research about what the most harmful foods we’re likely to eat or drink on an everyday basis.
Here’s the list of the top four:
Everyone loves a glass of this fizzy concoction now and then, right? But did you know that an average can of Coco Cola contains over 24 sachets of sugar? You’ve probably heard a lot of terrible stuff about soda in the news and that’s because most of it is true. It’s incredibly beneficial to stay away from soda even if you don’t drink it frequently because it causes a number of diseases and weight gain. Try drinking more water or natural juices instead.
- Vegetable Oil
Vegetable oil contains a huge amount of saturated fat, which is the worst kind of fat you can put into your body. It has no nutritional oil and it can clog your arteries, which in turn causes heart disease. You can avoid vegetable oil by avoiding greasy foods like fried chicken and French fries. These foods offer no nutritional value and are incredibly fattening.
- Artificial Sweeteners
Artificial sweeteners are even more harmful than regular sugar. While our digestive systems are designed to process sugar, they’re not designed to process artificial sweeteners. Additionally artificial sweeteners are known to cause migraines, diabetes, and obesity.
It’s so tempting to grab a bagel in the morning on your way to work or school. We know they’re delicious especially if you slather on some cream cheese but did you know that one bagel is normally equivalent to 5 – 6 slices of bread?! If that’s not enough to deter you then we should probably also tell you that they raise your hypoglycemic index, which leads to diabetes. Try having an English muffin or a slice of whole wheat bread with peanut butter.