Maybe you’re aware that you need to change up what you’re eating. Maybe you’re a tad bit clueless about it. Either way, there’s no time like the present to start being more aware of which foods are sabotaging your health and causing your body to age prematurely. Some foods may actually surprise you because they masquerade around as one thing, when they’re really not.
Here’s a list of 5 “devil” foods, you want to start cutting back on and eventually eliminating from your diet all together.
Smoked and Cured Meats:
Yes, these meats may have a “good” flavor, but stay away from them. The ingredients have been associated with certain cancers, migraines and heart problems.
Blueberry Flavored Foods:
Blueberries are excellent for your health, but when it comes to items that are blueberry flavored, there’s a problem. Think of items like blueberry pancakes, muffins, granola bars….. often times, these items don’t have actual blueberry in them. Don’t let them fool you. Check the back label for ingredients. If the first or second ingredient is not blueberry, then pass on it.
Tuna and Others Like It:
Fish is good for you, but you want to stay away from certain kinds that have large amounts of mercury in it like shark, tuna, mackerel, and swordfish. Large amounts of mercury ingestion has been linked to dementia later in life. Don’t let this food come back to bite you later. Smaller fish such as sardines, flounder and salmon are better.
Instead of white rice, try something like quinoa. White rice causes a spike in blood sugar and increases the risk of diabetes.
Frozen Veggies With Fancy Gourmet Sauce:
You know those packages of vegetables that have their own special sauce? Skip it. The veggies may be okay, but the sauce is a whole different story. Who knows what’s in the sauce, plus it could have a lot of fattening ingredients. You’ll come out better drizzling your own creation on it. When it comes to vegetables – the simpler, the better.
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