Unhealthy foods: 8 Foods You Should Never Eat
Please see below a list of unhealthy foods you should never eat!
1. Tin tomatoes
BPA is a toxic chemical linked to reproductive abnormalities, neurological effects, heightened risk of breast and prostate cancers, diabetes, heart disease and more. Avoid canned foods entirely and stick to fresh fruits and vegetables, or brands that use glass containers instead - especially for acidic foods like tomatoes.
2. Deli Meats
Deli meats are typically made with meats from animals given growth hormones, antibiotics and other veterinary drugs. Those meats also typically contain sodium nitrite and other chemical flavourings and dyes. NO amount of processed meat is safe. Fresh organically raised grass-fed or pastured meats, or wild caught salmon are healthier options.
There are a myriad of unhealthy components to margarine and other butter impostors, including trans fats, free radicals, emulsifiers and preservatives, hexane and other toxic solvents. Eat butter or olive oil instead.
4. Vegetable Oils
Vegetable oils are highly processed, and when consumed in large amounts, they distort the important omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. Vegetable oils can oxidise good cholesterol, turning it into bad cholesterol. Coconut oil is best for cooking and one of the most unique and beneficial fats for your body. Olive oil is easily damaged by heat and is best reserved for drizzling cold over salad.
5. Microwave Popcorn
Microwave popcorn bags are lined with PFOA, and when they are heated the compound leaches onto the popcorn. These chemicals are part of an expanding group of chemicals known to disrupt your endocrine system and affect your sex hormones. The EPA has ruled PFCs as likely carcinogens and has stated that PFOA poses developmental and reproductive risks to humans.
6. Table Salt
Regular table salt and the salt found in processed foods are NOT identical to the salt your body really needs. Table salt contains chemicals like ferrocyanide and aluminosilicate, and added iodine, while natural salt contains many naturally occurring minerals, including trace minerals like silicon, phosphorous and vanadium. My favourite is Himalayan salt, which contains about 84 trace minerals your body needs.