7. Packaged Cookies
So many to choose from and so little time. They’re delicious taste beckons you but make no mistake these cookies will kill you. The trans fat is harmful to your health. When you look on the cookie box, hydrogenated cooking oils are just some of the ingredients that make these cookies kill. So the next time you even think about picking up cookies during your shopping trip, put the cookies back on the shelf and walk away. They may be delicious, but they’re not worth your life.
They’re high in calories, fat, and sugar. Eating these packaged cookies in excess is harmful to your body because you’re at risk for not only gaining weight but diabetes. 100 to 150 calories per ounce are in a cookie. Brands like the Girl Scout Cookies, Chips Ahoy, and Keebler are now using high oleic oils, so they are able to sell their cookies at a good price. Some labels may say trans fat free, so that companies can just sell their cookies. In this case you can’t trust the label so the best thing to do is to forget the packaged cookies and find healthier alternatives.
Margarine used to be considered a healthy alternative to butter.
Fortunately, most people have now realized that this is far from being true.
Margarine is a highly processed pseudo-food that has been engineered to look and taste like butter.
It is loaded with artificial ingredients, and is usually made with industrial vegetable oils that have been hydrogenated to make them more solid. This increases their trans fat content significantly.
Keep in mind that manufacturers are allowed to label their products with “no trans fat” as long as it contains less than 0.5 grams per serving, which is still a significant amount.
5. Ice Cream
Ice cream is one of the most delicious foods on the planet.
Unfortunately, it is also one of the unhealthiest. Most commercial ice cream is loaded with sugar.
Ice cream is also high in calories, and it is very easy to eat excessive amounts. Eating it for dessert is even worse, because then you’re adding it all on top of your total calorie intake.
It’s a part of your daily breakfast, and you can’t get through a day without it. If you knew pancakes were harmful, would you give them up? Your pancake mix is in a box, and it includes trans fat in its powdered form. There is a better solution to your pancake dilemma. Make your own batter so you know what ingredients are involved.
You put it on your hamburgers, hot dogs and fries, and it enhances the taste of your food. What you don’t realize is that it only makes these foods unhealthier for you. Its high fructose corn syrup is a harmful ingredient that will kill you in the end. So really think about what condiment you’re putting on your food because it could be the last thing you ever do.
2. Hot Dogs
The ballpark favorite is the leading cause of choking fatalities among children, so watch your little ones when they scarf ’em down.
Did you put raw cashews on your grocery list? Think again. You really, really don’t want raw cashews. The New York Times reports cashew shells contain a toxin called urushiol. The compound, also found in the stems, roots, flowers, and berries of poison ivy, causes an infamously itchy reaction. So that’s why “cashews are sold shelled and processed (either roasted or, in the case of ‘raw’ cashews, steamed) at a temperature high enough to destroy urushiol.”