3 harmful foods to avoid

3 harmful foods to avoid are:

  1. flavored yogurt containing high-fructose corn syrup, modified corn starch, or added sugar,
  2. cereals, and
  3. bread and cakes

Yogurts to Avoid

The ingredients label on a blueberry Danone Activia yogurt, for example, lists ingredients comprising:

Skim milk, sugar (11 g), cream, water, blueberries, modified corn starch, skim milk powder, milk and whey protein concentrate, gelatin, natural flavour, natural colour, active probiotic culture, etc.

Danone Activia yogurt nutrition label with ingredients list: foods to avoid
Danone Activia yogurt nutrition label with ingredients list contains sugar and modified corn starch: foods to avoid

Chocolate to Avoid

Most milk chocolate has a great deal of sugar. Stick with dark chocolate that is at least 70% cocoa.

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Cereals to Avoid

Most cereals contain large amounts of sugar and other types of useless carbohydrates.

breakfast cereals are processed foods to avoid

Cakes to Avoid

Cakes made with sugar are common and they are definitely not good for a daily diet. Some kids eat chocolate cake for breakfast. It is a harmful food choice.

Bread to Avoid

Some bread types are less harmful than others. You want to maximize protein to carbohydrate ratios in bread, cereal bars, snack bars, etc.

Pumpernickel bread contains lots of sugar, so it is a food to avoid. Eating pumpernickel bread and flavored yogurt for breakfast every day will turn most women into fat cows. Pumpernickel bread ingredients comprise:

  • Bread flour,
  • rye flour,
  • cornmeal,
  • salt,
  • yeast,
  • cocoa,
  • brown sugar,
  • milk,
  • oil,
  • and molasses.

Snacks to Avoid

Olean chips, Lays chips, and flavored tortilla chips like Doritos are really bad for you.

Low protein cereal bars, such as Nutri-Grain bars are not meant to be a daily meal replacement. A 37 g bar contains 130 Calories but only 2 g of protein. Most of the calories come from the 25 g of various types of carbohydrates in the bar.

Kelloggs Nutri Grain bars raspberry flavor: foods to avoid

Anything labeled “Low-Fat,” processed food, and anything containing high-fructose corn syrup.

High-fructose corn syrup is 20% sweeter than sugar and it interrupts leptin production. Fructose causes lipogenesis. When fructose is consumed, absolute lipogenesis is 2-fold greater than when it is absent (100:0).   Dietary Sugars Stimulate Fatty Acid Synthesis in Adults

Digestion is Important

If the food that you eat does not agree with your digestive system, it may cause acne, bloating, cramps, diarrhea, or gas. If you experience these symptoms, then eliminate the foods causing problems for your digestive system. Many adults can’t digest milk and cheese. If you can’t digest a food, then stop eating it.

Preservatives prevent you from digesting a food as the bacteria in your gut can’t break it down.

Top Foods to Avoid

  • Bratwurst (contains 50 grams of added sugar in the USA and Canada),
  • Hot Dogs
  • Cakes
  • Chips
  • Grains (Even whole grain bread.)
  • Low protein cereal bars
  • Fast foods (they are packed with preservatives.)
  • Red meat
  • Rice: white rice, basmati rice, brown rice (They all contain arsenic)
  • Sugar (Don’t put it in your coffee, tea, or salad)
  • Olestra (also known by its brand name Olean) is a fat substitute that adds no fat, calories, or cholesterol to products. It has been used in the preparation of otherwise high-fat foods such as potato chips, thereby lowering or eliminating their fat content.
  • Processed foods

Avoid Eating Grains

Grains (even whole grains) will spike your blood sugar higher than pure sugar and imbalance your gut bacteria. Grains mess up your immune system and cause cholesterol issues leading to impaired brain function, insulin resistance and ultimately a host of chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, arthritis and Alzheimer’s. Grains also contain anti-nutrients that prevent your body from being able to absorb certain important nutrients like calcium. Grains damage your body gradually so most people fail to notice the changes until you actually take it out of your diet to see what happens. Read Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, Kristin Loberg

Ketchup flavored Doritos ingredients in Canada:

Selected corn, vegetable oil, seasoning (sugar, corn maltodextrin, salt, monosodium glutamate, sodium acetate, dehydrated tomato, acetic acid, dextrose, citric acid, malic acid, natural flavour, dehydrated onion, colour, dehydrated garlic, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, spices), calcium hydroxide.

Every effort is taken to ensure that the ingredients and nutritional information listed on our website is accurate, however, this information may change from time to time.

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Studied Nutrition and Physical Activity for Health at the University of Pittsburgh.