If you are eating any of these 10 foods listed and you care about your health and your waistline, it is time to adjust the diet! Do any of these surprise you?
If you’re prone to skin problems and tempted to grab a bagel before you go in the morning, think twice. Bagels have a VERY high glycemic index, which increases insulin and leads to increased inflammation in the body, which is shown to possibly accelerate aging and worsen acne and rosacea. Better bet? An english muffin….
That store-bought frosting from a tub might taste great on cakes and cookies, but it has trans fats, which are terrible for your health and waistline. Trans fat raises bad cholesterol, lowers good cholesterol, and causes inflammation, which can lead to belly fat and diseases ranging from heart disease to diabetes. On top of that, frosting is loaded with sugar, and high-sugar diets contribute to premature wrinkles. Yes you get old eating frosting.
A bowl of Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, or Cap’n Crunch might taste good, BUT but it’ll wreak some havoc with its high amount of inflammation-causing sugar and gluten content. For people with sensitive skin, gluten can cause worse breakouts, leading to increased redness and more breakouts. Best bet? Low-sugar, gluten-free options like Rice Chex and Corn Flakes.
Dietitians and doctors all agree: Soda should be nixed from your diet completely. They say one can of soda is like a can of water with 10 packets of sugar in it. The recommended amount of daily sugar for a woman is about six teaspoons or 24 grams, and soda has way more than that. Water is your best bet!!
Processed Baked Goods
Those pre-packaged mini muffins, doughnuts, and dessert cakes will add tons of calories and loads of unwanted sugar to your diet, plus they aren’t easy to digest. These foods are bad on so many levels, because they are filled with high sugar content and preservatives for a longer shelf-life — they can literally sit there forever. Sugar increases inflammation in the skin, which on top of irritating acne and rosacea, can make you look puffy and bloated. Skip the wrapped stuff and grab fresh fruit instead.
Choose a small amount of regular butter or soft spread over stick-shaped margarine because margarine is usually loaded with trans fat. Stick margarine is also found in plenty of pastries, crackers, snack foods, and even microwave popcorn, so limit intake to keep cholesterol levels in check.
Tomato Sauce in Jar
It’s easy to forget sources of sugar when you’re making recipes that aren’t traditionally considered sweet, but they do exist. Tomato sauce is bad so make your own, because the store stuff has a ton of sugar.
Pretty but posionous!! Start choosing the real deal over sugar-packed, processed maraschino cherries. These have artificial colors, like red-40 and red-3 dyes, that add no nutritional value.
Ok so you knew this one right? It’s only 45 calories a strip, but it is really high in fat, sodium, and the preservative sodium nitrate. Tastes good, terrible for you.
Soy sauce is low in calories and has some good vitamins and minerals like riboflavin and vitamin B-6, but the extremely high sodium content will leave you bloated and at risk for conditions like hypertension. There are so many low-sodium, lighter soy sauce options, there’s no reason to buy the regular stuff anymore. A tablespoon of the low-sodium soy sauce is about 600 milligrams of sodium instead of 900, so it is less but not none.
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