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Monday, March 7, 2016

10 Deadly Foods That People Eat Every Day

Deadly foods

There are foods that offer little nutritional value, or "empty calories." But there are other foods that are just plain deadly, and people eat them every day. Can you guess what they are? At the very top of the list is....

#1 - Hot dogs: Hot dogs may be associated with America, baseball and apple pie, but that doesn't mean they are good for you. What's so deadly about hot dogs? They are made from pork and beef trimmings and fat, and they are full of preservatives like sodium erythorbate and sodium nitrate which have been proven to cause health problems. According to the American Institute of Cancer Research, eating one hot dog every day increases your risk for developing colorectal cancer by 20 percent.

#2 - Potato chips: This favorite snack food, often eaten with hot dogs, is loaded with fat, calories and salt -- none of which is good for you. They are just as bad as high-sugar drinks and processes meats. Eating just one ounce of potato chips can make you gain 1.69 pounds every four years on average, according to a study of The New England Journal of Medicine. In addition, the sodium can lead to hypertension, coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and kidney problems.

#3 - Soda: Soda is nothing but carbonated water, flavoring, sugar, sugar substitutes, fruit juice, and corn syrup. Soda machines are even in schools, putting children at higher risk for childhood obesity and health problems such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.

#4 - Cookies: A single serving of Double Stuf Oreo cookies has more than 5 teaspoons of sugar. This is way more than the 3 teaspoons recommended by the American Heart Association for children. They are also high in fat and calories, putting children at risk for obesity and diabetes, two deadly health problems.

#5 - Yogurt: Not all yogurt is the same. Good yogurt is low on calories and contains calcium and protein. This is good. But many yogurts are high in sugar from high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners. So, it's important to read the label before selecting a yogurt. Also, limit yourself to just one yogurt per day. Why? Too much calcium has been linked to kidney stones, prostate cancer, and the buildup of calcium in blood vessels.

Five other deadly foods include sugar-laden cereals, french fries, deli meats and other processed meats like bacon, salty snacks, fried foods, and pasta.

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