- Sugary Carbs.Skip foods like breakfast cereals, donuts, pop tarts, cookies, ice cream, cakes and soda.These empty-calorie items are loaded with transfats which clog arteries, trigger insulin reactions and create fatigue.You’ll feel hungrier sooner, and these extra calories get stored as fat in the body which increase your chances for obesity.
- Processed Meats.Sandwich meat, bacon, sausage, pepperoni and hot dogs contain nitrates, chemical additives, salts and fillers that raise your levels of bad LDL and increase your changes for a heart attack or stroke.
- What’s This?Turn the box or bag over and actually read the ingredient list.Examples:ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate.If you cannot pronounce the first five ingredients or if it doesn’t sound appetizing to you, don’t put it in your body.
- Fake Health Foods.Be wary of marketing terms such as “low-fat”, “nutritious” or “good for you”.Breads, crackers and chips contain lots of sugar or salt and are high in fat, so be careful of the fun colored boxes.Choose real foods instead of boxed or bagged items full of preservatives.
We are already two weeks into 2018! Have you spent your $100 at the grocery store this week like millions of other Americans? Have you thrown away the holiday candies so that you are not tempted to eat them? If not, throw them away and really think about your next shopping trip. Here are five categories of food that should NOT be in your grocery cart: