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Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Number One Absolutely Worst Food You Can Eat -- Can You Guess What It Is?


Striving to stay trim and healthy doesn't necessarily mean you have to give up everything that tastes good. And you shouldn't throw in the towel if you fall off the wagon now and then. BUT, there are some foods that you absolutely, positively should avoid altogether. Not just because you don't want to gain weight, but more importantly, because they are terrible, horrible, no good, very bad foods.

In a recent Readers Digest article, a total of 8 foods were listed as the worst foods you can eat. Guess what was at the very top of the list? Hot dogs! Yes, good old American hot dogs. We love 'em, but we definitely should not eat them. Why? Take a look at this list of just 5 of the 8 bad foods listed in the article and find out why they are so bad.
#1 Hot Dogs - they are full of salt, fat, cholesterol and even worse, preservatives that can cause cancer. Yikes!

#2 Frozen dinners - they used to be called TV dinners because people just heat them up and eat them in front of the TV. But like hot dogs, frozen dinners are full of fat, sodium and preservatives.

#3 Doughnuts - yes, those tempting pastries are loaded with 250-300 empty calories, which means no nutritional value. They are also loaded with sugar and refined flour. Remember, anything refined means processed and stripped of all the good stuff.

#4 Potato chips and french fries - well, you can guess what they are loaded with: salt and fat. Worse, they contain acrylamide, a carcinogen that is formed whenever foods are fried at high temperatures. According to research professor Dale Hattis at Clark University, acrylamide "causes several thousand cancers per year in Americans.”

#5 Low-fat foods - this may come as a surprise to some, but low-fat anything means the manufacturers have added unhealthy fillers to give it more flavor.

To see all 8 foods that you should never eat, visit www.rd.com/slideshows/the-worst-foods-you-can-eat/#slideshow=slide1
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