Processed foods, loaded with saturated fats, salt, and sugars are the worst enemies of well-being and healthy body weight.
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Well the saying goes “we are what we eat” and although it is one of the most popular phrases, the reality is that nobody takes it into account with due seriousness. The truth is that with a such extensive offer of sweets, fast food and processed products, rich in calories, sugars and fats It can be very difficult to resist so many temptations.
So if you are looking to lose weight and generally opt for a healthier eating styleThese are the worst foods of all time and that you should avoid at all costs. They are not only highly caloric, their recurrent use is related to an increased risk of suffer from chronic and degenerative diseases, also decrease energy levels and alter mood.
1. French fries
French fries are probably the most tempting and accessible snackapart from everything it is practically impossible eat only one portion (which are about 18 pieces). Many things are derived from the consumption of this type of snack, first of all it is evident that they are very caloric and fatty, secondly, they provide a significant amount of sodium. For example the salt and vinegar chips they contain 500 mg sodium, which is the equivalent of 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Which means that you will be consuming approximately one-third of the total milligrams of sodium, which according to American Heart Association, must consume an average adult in a day. Additionally, there are interesting references, as is the case of a study of the New England Journal of Medicine, in which it was found that French fries are responsible for add more pounds to consumers’ bodies than the same sugary drinks, processed meats, red meats and other processed products, very risky for health.
2. Fried chicken
While it is true that chicken is considered one of the best healthy protein alternatives, since it is low calorie, fat and one magnificent source of complete amino acids. This is not to say that you cover it with flour and fry it in exorbitant amounts of boiling oil, be healthy, in fact it is the way to convert one of the most nutritious sources of proteins of high biological value in one of the more unhealthy meals. What happens to coat and fry the chicken in oil, is that the food absorbs a lot of fat and automatically the caloric content increases considerably. What is more worrying is that the process of frying foods in vegetable or seed oils, makes them form Trans fat and is associated with a increased risk of heart disease, cancer, and obesity. As revealed by the Journal of Food Science and Technology, the consumption of Saturated fats as is the case of chicken with skin and fried, increases the bad cholesterol levels “LDL” in the blood and contributes to the plaque formation in the arteries.
Without a doubt, we all occasionally enjoy a succulent donut, however without hesitation we can say that they are on the list of 5 worst foods and this is directly related to two factors: fried dough. Donuts are made up of white flour, sugar and vegetable shortening, for later fry in oil at high temperatures. Therefore they are not only very caloric and rich in fat and sugar; they contribute Trans fat, which according to information released by the Mayo Clinic increase bad cholesterol and lead to an increased risk of degenerative diseases.
If it is true that fondant cakes have become fashionable, especially for their immense possibilities of decorate and personalize the cakes. However, the bad news it is practically edible modeling clay and lots of sugar, in fact contains about 25 grams per serving, water, fat or shortening and glycerol. A new ingredient has recently been discovered: propylene glycol, which according to information released by National Kidney Foundation has been related to alterations in the kidney health.
5. Coffee cream
For many there is no coffee without a good dose of cream and sugar, the truth is that it is one of the worst habits that exist and that takes away everything healthy from coffee. The creams for coffee are these little jars that last forever and that they are typically made of partially hydrogenated oils, in a few and simpler words: Trans fat. It is well known that these substances increase the risk of develop heart disease, strokes and raise bad cholesterol, are also related to weight gain.
At some point it was believed that margarine being of vegetable origin It is a healthier option than butter, however in many cases they are highly processed variants that stand out for the use of hydrogenated oils, come in the more solid the margarines are, the more they contain trans fats. It’s kind of imitation butter, in which they usually add many preservatives, additives, flavorings and chemicals. Según an epidemiology study, butter is usually a better option for your toasts since very few links have been found between butter consumption and heart disease.
7. Canned soups
If it is true the canned soups they are a quick alternative, which gets us out of a lot of trouble. However, even the variants with lots of beans and vegetables, which can be rich in fiber, have the great defect of being very rich in sodium. They can normally contain up to 500 mg sodium, that is why according to American Heart Association, are on the list of foods notoriously harmful to the heart.
8. Cheesy French Fries
It is well known that French fries are on the list of the most harmful foods for health and especially the body weight, therefore it is not surprising that things get worse when exorbitant amounts of sauce are added salty and fatty cheese. Just one serving of cheese can contain about 430 mg sodium and about 10% of the recommended fats per day. They are related to alterations in the cholesterol triglyceride and sugar levels, and of course they are a food that results in alterations in the heart health.