Sunday May 29, 2022

10 Foods You Should Never Eat!

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Foods should be such that which give us energy and health. They should be pure and free of microbes, toxins, and dirt. But many of the foods are enriched with toxins and their method of preparation is neither hygienic nor sustainable. The consequence of eating such foods is to damage our health. Clean eating implies choosing vegetables, meats, and fruits that are grown, raised and sold with the least processing.

We have compiled a list of such 10 foods that you must avoid. Finding an alternative to these foods is better to bring happiness and peace of mind to your life.

Corn-Fed Beef

It is not recommended as it is less nutritious. You can use grass-fed beef instead as it is higher in different nutritive important components such as beta-carotene, omega-3s, vitamin E, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), magnesium, potassium, and calcium. It is also lower in saturated fats that have been associated with cardiac disease.

Farmed Salmon

It is asked to avoid owing to the presence of polychlorinated biphenyl which is a dangerous chemical. Farmed salmon are often contaminated with it. This chemical can affect the human nervous system as well as the endocrine system. These can also lead to increased risks of cancer, problems of fertility, and suppression of our defensive mechanism of the body.

Cupcakes

Though they look appetizing and attractive, they are full of polyunsaturated fats which are harmful to the health of all humans. These fats can cause inflammatory reactions and increase the levels of cholesterol thus predisposing a person to heart diseases.

Canned Tomatoes

The resin linings of tin cans have bisphenol A which is a synthetic estrogen that has been associated with harmful conditions in humans such as fertility problems, hypertension, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. So always buy fresh tomatoes and keep your health safe from these dangerous chemicals of cans.

King’s Hulk Smoothie/ Strawberry Smoothie

It should also be avoided especially by those who are on a diet because it possesses an excessive amount of calories. Also, it should not be used by patients with heart diseases or diabetic patients.

Shrimp

Shrimp is considered to be not very healthy because it’s supplemented with harmful chemicals. Also, it is said that it is loaded with dangerous types of antibiotics for instance chloramphenicol. This antibiotic can lead to aplastic anemia. Shrimp is usually of very low quality and consists of high levels of toxins.

Jumbo Pretzel Dog

It comprises almost half of the daily requirement of your fat as well as sodium. It is, therefore, highly recommended to avoid eating it in case you are dieting or a heart patient.

Microwave Popcorn

The popcorn packed in the bag is put in the microwave to come into its eatable form. But we are unaware of the fact that the lining of the popcorn’s bag comprises perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a chemical linked with many problems in humans such as infertility, liver damage, pancreatic as well as testicular cancer. Microwaves further lead to vaporization and migration of these chemicals into the popcorn.

Fried Foods

Fried foods are enriched with fat and an excessive amount of calories while providing zero nutritional value. No doubt, these foods are tasty but these are not healthy instead they only add extra fats to our body. They make us obese and predispose us to a variety of health issues.

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)

Some studies on GMOs suggest that these are also injurious to health and linked with a wide range of problems in humans.

Amna Sheikh

Amna Sheikh is a medical doctor with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelors in Economics and Statistics.  She is also a medical writer working as a freelancer for 10+ years and she is specialized in medical, health, and pharmaceutical writing, regulatory writing & clinical research. All her work is supported by a strong academic and professional experience.
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