12 Foods To Avoid If You Want To Stay Fit and Healthy

Introduction

If you desire a perfect body shape and good health, then you should know that you need to stay away from certain kinds of foods.  The foods you eat play a vital role in your diet and fitness.

A lot of people may feel they can eat anything just because they are not overweight, but being overweight is not the only reason you should watch your diet.

Food fuels your life, it helps your body to function normally. Every aspect of your life is influenced by what you put in your mouth. Food enables you move, breathe and think.

What you eat determines how you perform at daily physical activities including your job, shopping and exercise. Eating a healthy diet daily will make you to be physically and mentally fit. When you look good, you feel good about yourself and you have self-confidence and fewer inhibitions. You will be more outgoing and enjoy life more.

Fit and healthy Foods to avoid

Making unhealthy diet choices can lead to obesity and illness, preventing you from socializing you’re your friends and family. This can lead to depression.

12 Foods That Do Your Health No Good

There has been a lot of confusion about which foods are healthy, and which are not good for the health.

Here is a list of foods that are generally very unhealthy for you. If you are looking to lose weight and/or to avoid chronic disease, then you shouldn’t eat much of these foods. It is even better to avoid them completely.

White Bread

Generally bread is made from wheat and wheat contains protein gluten. So for people living with celiac diseases or gluten sensitivity, bread is not an option.

Commercial breads are generally unhealthy because most of them are made from refined wheat. Refined wheat is very low in essential nutrients and it can possibly lead to spikes in your blood sugar.

Industrial Vegetable Oils

Refined vegetable oils such as cotton seed oil, soybean oil, and corn oil have a very high content of in omega-6 fatty acids and these oils have raised a lot of serious concerns. Refined vegetable oils are highly sensitive to oxidation and they cause increased oxidative stress in the body.

Theyhave also been linked to increased risk of cancer. Opt for healthier fats like coconut oil, butter, olive oil.

Cakes, Cookies and Pastry

Most of these foods are extremely unhealthy and they are so delicious. They are made with refined sugar, added fats and refined wheat flour, which are often disturbingly unhealthy fats.

These tasty foods can be the worst foods you can feed your body with. They contain almost no essential nutrients, and are filled with tons of calories and unhealthy ingredients.

Low-fat Yogurt

Yogurt generally is a healthy food, but unfortunately, most yogurts sold at the stores are extremely low in healthy fat, and loaded with sugar to make up for the fat and the taste it provides.

In other words, the yogurt’s healthy, natural dairy fats has been removed and replaced with something much worse.

Again, many yogurts don’t actually contain probiotic bacteria, as people generally believe. They have been pasteurized after fermentation, and this kills all the bacteria.

French Fries and Potato Chips

While potatoes are very healthy, you cannot say the same about the commercial foods made from them such as potato chips and French fries.

These foods have a very high calorie content, and they are very delicious so you tend to eat them in very excess amount. Several studies reports that consumption of french fries and potato chips can lead weight gain.

They may also contain large amounts of acrylamides, carcinogenic substances which form when potatoes are baked, fried, or roasted.

Margarine

Margarine is a highly processed pseudo-food formulated to look and taste like butter.

Margarine is loaded with artificial ingredients, and it is usually produced with industrial vegetable oils which have been hydrogenated in order to make them more solid. This causes a significant increase in their trans fat content.

Most Fruit Juices

Most people believe fruit juice is healthy, but this is a false belief. Most fruit juices are just a little bit more than a fruit-flavored sugar water.

Although fruit juice contains some antioxidants and vitamin C, this should be weighed against the large amount of liquid sugar in it.

Simply put, fruit juice has just as much sugar as Coke or Pepsi, and sometimes it has more.

Most Pizzas

Pizza is unarguably one of the world’s most popular junk foods and this is because it tastes awesome and it is convenient to eat.

The danger that comes with pizza is that most commercially prepared pizzas are produced with extremely unhealthy ingredients.

The dough comes from highly refined wheat flour, the meats on them are processed and it also extremely high in calories.

Ice Cream

Unfortunately for ice cream lovers, it is also one of the unhealthiest foods to eat. Most commercial ice creams are filled with sugar.

Ice cream is also veryhigh in calories, and you can find yourself consuming it in excess. Eating this deliciously creamy food for dessert is even worse, because you will be adding to your total calorie intake.

You can actually make your own ice cream with healthier ingredients and significantly little or no sugar.

Processed Meat

Although unprocessed meat can be healthy and nutritious, the same cannot be said for processed meats.

Studies reports that individuals who consume processed meats have a higher risk of many serious illnesses and diseases, such as colon cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Instead of buying the processed meat sold at the supermarkets, buy an organic meat from your butcher.

Fast Foods Meals

Most of the foods they sell at the fast food is mass-produced, highly engineered junk food that has very little nutritional value.

It is better to eat home cooked meal than going to eat at the fast food every time. Too much of these foods in your body is very bad for your health.

Processed Cheese

Generally, regular cheese is very healthy to eat. It is high in nutrients, and a single slice of cheese contains all the same nutrients an entire glass of milk contains.

Processed cheese products, however cannot be compared to regular cheese in terms of quality.They are mostly produced with filler ingredients combined and engineered to have a similar look and texture as the organic cheese.

Cheese is a healthy food, but processed cheese is bad for you. Make sure, when you are buying cheese, you read labels so you know what you’re eating is actually cheese.

Conclusion

If you want to stay slim, lean, fit and healthy, it starts with what you put in your mouth. These unhealthy foods are generally delicious, but organic foods are tasty too. You just have to train yourself to resist foods that are not good for you no matter how enticing they are.

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