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Foods you shouldn't eat

Foods you should not eat

Foods you should not eat

One of the most asked questions is what is allowed and what is not allowed when you start your journey to a healthier you. We have written this article to help you understand what you can and can't eat.

Long term problems that these foods can cause are cardiovascular diseases, cancer and even diabetes. So take note of the harm that these foods can cause if you continue to consume them.

  1. Baked goods

    Muffins, cookies, cake and doughnuts contain so much sugar that you are will quickly exceed your recommended daily calorie intake. Lets take the popular Oreo cookies as an example. 3 Oreo cookies contains an average amount of 14g of sugar which is 8% of a 2000 calorie diet. The amount of fat is 7g which translates to 11% of your daily intake and sodium at 190mg which also converts to 8% of your daily intake.

    Taking this into account means that with 3 Oreo cookies you almost consume 10% of your recommended daily calorie intake on a 2000 calorie diet. Now we know that once you start a pack of Oreo's you don't stop at 3 cookies...

  2. Sugary Cereal

    Most breakfast cereals are sugar-laden which can be bad for your diet. This is a major problem as most people start their day with these breakfasts thinking it is healthy. We recommend that you check your cereal packaging to see how much sugar you are actually consuming in a single serving. The recommended amount of sugar per serving in a cereal should be less than 5g per serving. Also try to take a cereal that contains at least 3g of fiber per serving.

  3. Chocolate

    The healthiest chocolate is dark chocolate as it is filled with antioxidant superfood. It is still however not a good idea to have a slab a day. Milk Chocolate is less healthy than dark chocolate as it contains more milk and dairy fat. The worst one of all is white chocolate as an average of 85g contains more than 50g of sugar or 10 teaspoons of sugar.

  4. French Fries

    This one should be obvious as french fries are almost always fried in oils or trans fat which is a major cause of heart disease. The potato itself is high on the glycemic index which in turn leads to high insulin levels. This can increase your body's fat storage causing larger waistlines.

  5. White Bread

    White bread is a processed byproduct that has been stripped of essential B vitamins, wheat germ and fiber. This can cause your insulin levels to raise and your energy levels to plummet. Rather opt for whole grain bread or Rye bread as a healthier alternative.