5 Foods that You Must Avoid for Healthy Living

unhealthy foods[dropcap-1]W[/dropcap-1]e are often obsessed with certain kind of foods because of taste and desire to eat them. These foods must be avoided in order to maintain healthy living. We know it is very hard to quit something, but you can slowly move away from these unhealthy foods.

Cookies and Sugary Chocolates
You might be addicted to Oreo cookies or Snickers chocolates, but these are full of sugar that creates chemicals in your body. Accord to Connecticut College study, eating cookies activated more neurons in the rat brain than a cocaine.

Nutrition Facts Snickers Chocolate

 

Serving Size 1 bar (2 oz) (57 g)

Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 296
Calories from Fat

148

Total Fat 16.4g25%
Saturated Fat

5.5g27%

Polyunsaturated Fat

1.7g

Monounsaturated Fat

4.5g

Cholesterol

7mg2%

 Sodium

250mg10%

Carbohydrates

34.5g12%

Dietary Fiber

1.3g5%

Sugars

26.2g

Protein

4.3g

Vitamin A

2%

Calcium

5%

Iron

2%

Sugar is not a food!

Something you feel a craving for eating something sweet because it is an addiction when you eat chocolate bars like Snickers or Oreo cookies. It may be low in cholesterol, but the sugar levels are very high.

Non Organic Fruits and Strawberries

Non-organic strawberries and most of the fruits are drenched in pesticides and fungicides. These are harmful for human body that is why workers wear protective gloves before spraying or during the manufacturing process.

The best solution is to grow your own organic fruits and strawberries. If you cannot grow, you can buy organic fruits. It may cost you much more because organic fruits are expensive.

Bacon

This must be hard to quit because we know many people love eating bacons. Bacon is loaded with calories and 69 percent includes bad fats. It is high in cholesterol and saturated fats, which may cause cancer and chronic pulmonary disease. Every year an average person consumes 18 pounds of bacon in USA. You can try other alternatives and meats having less cholesterol.

Junk Food or Fast Food

Young teenage girls are exposed to breast cancer when they are consuming too much junk foods. We know it is mouth-watering treat at your favourite fast food restaurant. It is because of addictive taste enhancing chemicals like MSG, high fructose corn syrup and aspartame. MSG cause neurological brain damage, but it tastes too good that you keep enjoying the food.

If you quit eating junk food, it will do miracle to your health. Your skin will glow and you will feel more active and healthy.

Carbonated Drinks and Sodas

Many people are addicted to Coca Cola, Pepsi, or Sodas and it is a regular drink with every meal. It makes you obese and increase cholesterol levels. Do you know a big glass of Pepsi is like having 10 tea spoons full of sugar? These drinks not only increase cholesterol levels, but also reduce immunity. Your teeth and bones starts getting weaker. People drinking too many carbonated drinks are likely to have kidney diseases.

You can try drinking more water and fresh fruit juices to overcome your carbonated drinks or soda addiction. You will see the change in your body when you quit carbonated drinks.

Follow the above tips to green healthy living tomorrow.

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