7 foods you should never eat again. Healthy substitutes for your favorite fatty, sugary foods provided too.
There’s certain foods you should ban for life. Don’t worry, it’s not pizza. I’ve compiled this short list of foods that people commonly eat, but are so detrimental to our health, that we really should never eat them because these foods have one or more of the following elements: contain chemicals, are chock-full of sugar, contain cholesterol and increase LDL cholesterol levels, are high in fat and calories, contain saturated fat, they spike and increase blood sugar levels, are high in sodium, increases the liklihood of type II diabetes, are low in nutrients, and/or creates arterly clogging plaque in the body.
Bacon – high in fat and cholestrol
Although, no one wants to give up foods they enjoy, you will feel so much better after you eat something healthy. Bacon may taste good, but I don’t know anyone that feels good after eating bacon. The high-salt and high-fat from the bacon will drown your energy, may cause chest pains and an upset stomach. Nitrate-free ham is a better alternative to bacon.
Mac & cheese – very low in nutrients, high in saturated fat and calories
There’s wheat and gluten-free macaroni that won’t hurt your gut, and vegan cheese made from nuts, that you can choose instead of traditional macaroni and cheese, but beware of how many calories you are eating. Even the healthier versions can be very high in calories. Nuts are extremely high in calories, but are a source of healthy fats.
Donuts – The most important meal of the day is breakfast. You don’t want to start your day with a fried, fatty sugar bomb.
How about having a smoothie sweetened with fruit for a sweet breakfast treat instead? You’ll get fiber and antioxidants.
Soda – full of chemicals, no nutrients, liquid sugar
Zevia is a zero-calorie soda sweetened with stevia so it doesn’t have fake sugar that causes cancer in lab rats. Zevia tastes good too. Just don’t get the cola versions if it contains caramel color because that coloring is linked to cancer too. Of course, filtered water is the best option, but if you can’t give up soda, Zevia is a better option.
Quesadilla – high-calorie, low-nutrient, high-salt
A quesadilla is typically made with flour and fatty, salty cheese, so it’s a high-carbohydrate junk food. Have a corn taco filled with beans, cabbage and vegetables instead of a quesadilla. You can find my recipe for Vegan Tacos with Coconut-Lime Yogurt right here on my blog
Cheetos – food coloring & flavorings (increases cancer), lots of oil, sugar
If you’ve never tried Trader Joe’s kale chips, you’ve got to; they are amazingly delicious, crunchy and they don’t taste like kale. They taste like crunchy chips with a cheesy flavor made from cashews. The bag is small at only 2 ounces, so it’s pricey for what you get, but it’s a healthy, guilt-free treat, and the small bag prevents you from eating too much. Here’s the link to my favorite one: https://www.amazon.com/Trader-Joes-Kale-Chips-Resealable/dp/B009RCR6R2 .
Grilled cheese sandwich – arterty-clogging, fattening
Instead of a grilled cheese sandwich, make a dairy-free sandwich with healthy fat from a creamy, fresh, ripe avocado. Toast one slice of bread. Add sliced avocado, lime juice, a pinch of sea salt and some cracked black pepper.
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