The foods you must avoid

Lesotho Times - - Health -

THERE is noth­ing un­fa­mil­iar here: th­ese foods are all popular gro­cery store sta­ples. But whether you are look­ing to lose weight or stay healthy, th­ese are the foods you should avoid. Pro­cessed meats: High in calo­ries, fat and sodium. Con­sum­ing th­ese prod­ucts reg­u­larly (mean­ing sev­eral times a week) puts you at risk for obe­sity, di­a­betes, heart dis­ease, and can­cer.

Any meat that has been salted or en­dured a chem­i­cal process –– such as hot dogs and lunch meats –– fall into this cat­e­gory. May­on­naise: Okay, no­body is fool­ing them­selves into think­ing that may­on­naise is a health food, but you may not re­al­ize just how un­healthy it is. One ta­ble­spoon con­tains 90 calo­ries, 10g of fat, and and 90 mg of sodium. This is one condi­ment that should be used very spar­ingly. Frozen din­ners: Peo­ple just love con­ve­nience, and this has helped frozen din­ners to be­come a main­stay at the gro­cery store. While some man­u­fac­tur­ers have worked to cre­ate health­ier op­tions, most are ex­cep­tion­ally high in calo­ries and sodium. Mar­garine: It gained its foothold in the mar­ket be­cause con­sumers were choos­ing it as the healthy al­ter­na­tive to fatty, sin­ful but­ter. But mar­garine is chock full of hy­dro­genated oils (trans-fats) which are known to cause can­cer, di­a­betes, heart dis­ease, and more. — Fitday

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