Worst Foods For Fat LossNovember 25 2017
Let’s face it: Grocery and convenience stores are full of chemical- and sugar-laced foods we should never eat but that make up a surprisingly large portion of most people’s regular diet. People frequently ask which foods are the worst and make us the fattest. Here are 10 of the worst foods you may be eating, ordered from terrible to tragic. You may be surprised to learn which “food” this list consider to be the worst.
All of these foods are highly acid forming and need to be eliminated as soon as possible. They create inflammation in the body, throw off hormonal balance, bog down the body’s lymphatic system, and congest the liver, among other things that negate your efforts to restore a healthy weight.
I’m sure you’re not surprised to see ice cream on this list, but it may not be for the reasons you think. Today’s ice cream is full of sugar and harmful trans fats as well as artificial colors and flavors, many of which are proven neurotoxins that should never be allowed in food. Neurotoxins are brain- and nervous system-damaging chemicals. You may think that neurotoxins won’t have an effect on your weight, but they certainly do.
Our brains must maintain a delicate balance of chemicals that control all of our metabolic processes. If any substance interferes, the balance goes out of whack. Of course, there are healthier varieties of ice cream, but most ice cream is hazardous to your health and weight. The best way to indulge without exposing yourself to dangerous chemicals is to make your own ice cream from scratch.
Corn and tortilla chips
Since the advent of genetically modified foods, most of the corn we eat is a health-damaging Frankenfood. That’s because corn is one of the most genetically modified foods grown. Because of its high sugar content, corn causes rapid blood sugar fluctuations, which translate into fat hoarding and weight gain, as well as mood swings, irritability, and many other symptoms. Most chips are fried in oils that are linked to inflammation.
While not all pizza is bad, most of the commercially available and frozen pizza on the market is full of artificial dough conditioners and preservatives. It is made from white flour that has been bleached and reacts in your body just like sugar, causing weight gain and blood sugar imbalances. Contrary to what dairy marketing boards will tell you, cheese is not a health food. Most cheese is high in saturated fats and is heavily processed.
Not only do french fries typically contain trans fats, but they also contain one of the most potent carcinogenic substances in food—acrylamide. Acrylamide is formed when white potatoes are heated at high temperatures, such as during frying (and other toxic cooking methods). Acrylamide can cause inflammation in your body and throw off its pH balance in favor of acidity.
Additionally, most of the oils used for frying turn rancid in the presence of oxygen or at high temperatures—yet another way these foods can cause inflammation in the body. And researchers are discovering that inflammation is a factor in many serious health conditions, including heart disease, cancer, and arthritis, and, of course, weight gain.
You may not be surprised to see potato chips on this list, but it may surprise you to learn that, according to Health Canada, potato chips typically contain the highest levels of toxic acrylamide of any food.
Sorry, bacon lovers. According to research, daily consumption of salty processed meats like bacon can increase the risk of heart disease by 42% and diabetes by 19%. Contrary to what some diet plans teach, bacon has no place in a weight loss program or any health program for that matter.
Not convinced? Before you say yes to bacon, consider the other health effects of eating it. A study at the University of Columbia found that eating bacon 14 times a month was linked to damaged lung function and a significantly increased risk of lung disease. Remember, no weight loss program should cause weight loss at the cost of your overall health. Yet that is exactly what many high-protein diets do, particularly when they include regular bacon consumption as part of their meal plan.
Questionable contents aside, even the 100% beef variety is bad for you. A study at the University of Hawaii found that consumption of hot dogs and other processed meats increased the risk of pancreatic cancer by 67%. One of the ingredients found in both bacon and hot dogs is sodium nitrite. This carcinogen has been linked to leukemia in children and brain tumors in infants. Other studies show that sodium nitrate also promotes colorectal cancer.
Compared with prepackaged snack foods, a fresh doughnut may not seem bad, but most doughnuts are 35 to 40% trans fats—the worst kind of fat you can eat. Trans fats are linked to obesity and heart and brain diseases as well as cancer. And then there are the sugar and artificial dough conditioners and food additives many doughnuts contain. As if that weren’t bad enough, the average doughnut also contains about 300 calories.
According to research reported by Dr. Joseph Mercola, “one can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar, 150 calories, 30 to 55 mg of caffeine, and is loaded with artificial food colors and sulphites.” That alone should make you rethink your soda habit.
But soda is also extremely acidic. It takes over 30 cups of pH-balanced water to neutralize the acidity of one cola. This acid residue can be extremely hard on the kidneys since they have to filter it. Additionally, the bones act as mineral reservoirs. Alkaline minerals, like calcium, are dumped into the blood to help neutralize acidity, which can weaken the bones over time. And, of course, the 10 teaspoons of sugar are a serious culprit in weight gain. In studies, soda is also linked to osteoporosis, obesity, tooth decay, and heart disease. If you’re thinking of switching to diet soda, keep reading.
Diet soda is the winner of the Worst Food of All Time Award. Not only does diet soda have most of the problems of regular soda, but it also contains aspartame, now called AminoSweet. According to research by Lynne Melcombe, author of Health Hazards of White Sugar, aspartame is linked to the following health conditions: anxiety attacks, binge eating and sugar cravings, birth defects, blindness, brain tumors, chest pain, depression, dizziness, epilepsy, fatigue, headaches and migraines, hearing loss, heart palpitations, hyperactivity, insomnia, joint pain, learning disabilities, PMS, muscle cramps, reproductive problems, and even death.
Aspartame’s effects can be mistaken for Alzheimer’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, epilepsy, Epstein-Barr virus, Huntington’s chorea, hypothyroidism, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Lyme disease, Ménière’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and post-polio syndrome. It still astounds me that some diet programs include this treacherous beverage as a means to lose weight. This is pure propaganda and lobbying on the part of the manufacturers and not based in fact.
Many people whose abilities to lose weight improved only after they cut out the diet soda. There are also people whose migraines and heart palpitations—and even a brain tumor—disappeared after they cut out diet soda. This is not food, and it has no place in your diet.
Sourced from Rodale Wellness.