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Unhealthy Foods On The Planet That You Must Avoid

By Sravia Sivaram

There are certain unhealthy foods on the planet that can actually slow your metabolism down and harm your health.

Eating unhealthy foods is like not having a good sleep before an interview or an exam. Some foods can actually be laced with certain additives that can only add more pounds to your body.

Regular intake of these chemicals and additives can make it difficult for you to get off from after a certain point of time.

There are some foods that you might think are actually healthy; but turns out that these may not be as healthy as you thought. Even worse, it can only ruin your health in the long run.

In this article, we have compiled the list of the most unhealthy foods on the planet.

Processed foods, foods with high doses of fat, sugar and calories are the ones that can hamper with your weight loss goals as well as your health.

These foods have little nutritional value and they contain preservatives and trans fats that can damage the human body to a great extent.

Also Read: Best & Healthy Morning Snacks For Weight Loss

So, if you have been wondering, which is the most unhealthy food in the world, then read this article to steer clear off these foods from your platter in the future.

Scroll down further to know more about the foods that are unhealthy.

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1. Fast Food Iced Tea:

This is something that you must avoid by all means. It contains a harmful ingredient called propylene glycol alginate (E405). This is a food thickener and an emulsifier that can cause cardiovascular or neurotoxic diseases.

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2. Microwave Popcorn:

Microwave popcorns are laced with diacetyl (DA), which is a chemical that breaks down the layer of cells that protect the vital organs.

This is also confirmed in the study 'Airway Obstruction Related To Diacetyl Exposure At Microwave Popcorn Production Facilities'. When these food items are consumed, it can lead to airway obstruction in the lungs.

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3. Fast Food Chicken Nuggets:

Chicken nuggets contain synthetic ingredients like diglycerides to carrageenan. These chemicals preserve the highly processed ingredients of the nuggets from going bad. Hence, it would remain unspoilt for days together.

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4. Fruit Juice:

Though it can turn out to be all natural, fruit juices are packed with 36 grams of sugar per cup. The sweetness in this juice comes from fructose, which is a sugar that is associated with the development of visceral adipose tissue, which is none other than belly fat.

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5. White Sugar:

These are bleached during its processing time and are also passed through natural carbon or bone char. This makes it very dangerous for human consumption in the long run.

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6. Sugary Cereal:

These can create a turmoil in the body mainly because of the added sugar in it. Besides, it also contains butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) as well as refined carbs.

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7. Diet Sodas:

These are a repository of harmful ingredients like caramel colouring, brominated vegetable oil (BVO), bisphenol A as well as aspartame. These are all cancer-causing artificial colours and fake sugars and these can also widen your waist overtime.

Nearly all diet sodas contain aspartame that can raise the glucose levels, thus overloading the liver and contributing to body fat. This is also confirmed in the study 'Diet Beverages And The Risk Of Obesity, Diabetes And Cardiovascular Disease: A Review Of Evidence'.

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8. Coffee Creamer:

This is a chock-o-block of titanium di oxide, trans fat as well as added sugars. These are known to reduce the memory in adults under 45 years of age overtime.

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9. Processed Meat:

Such kind of meats are known to contain nitrates that affect the body's natural ability to process sugar and this raises the risk of diabetes.

They also contain sodium that contributes to hypertension, making you feel bloated and thereby lead to heart diseases.

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10. Deep Fried Foods:

Fried chicken, French fries can cause trouble to your body and also increase body weight. These are also linked with depression and can clog the arteries and contribute to heart diseases.

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11. Frozen Foods:

These contain preservatives and artificial fillers as well as excess amount of sodium. Hence, frozen foods are not to be trusted at all.

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12. Chinese Foods:

Chinese foods often contain monosodium glutamate(MSG), which is a flavour enhancer. People who consume more amount of MSG are known to be overweight, as it causes a drastic rise in appetite.

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13. Restaurant Desserts:

These contain sodium, high calories and fat. Desserts can contain about 1380 calories, 92 grams of fat, 700 milligrams of sodium, 125 grams of carbs and 86 grams of sugar.

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14. Sports Drinks:

These contain calories and sugar. In a 32 ounce bottle, it can provide upto 56 grams of sweet stuff. It also contains stomach-churning additives like wood rosin and artificial dyes.

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15. Canned Soup:

These contain monosodium glutamate, which is a flavouring agent that increases appetite and also causes migraine. Hence, it is best recommended to avoid this food.

Story first published: Thursday, June 1, 2017, 17:15 [IST]
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