There is one important thing we need to know: there is no such thing as “good foods” or “bad foods”. Foods are just foods. However, how we choose to prepare them, and if and how we choose to eat them undoubtedly has an impact on our health.
In other words, foods are not at fault, but what we choose to eat on a daily basis can contribute to good health or bad health. Eating so-called “junk food” every so often will likely not have an impact on your health. But there is plenty of evidence to show how eating certain foods often, or even as a staple in your diet, can have disastrous results for your health.
There are plenty of foods you should try to avoid, but here is a list of 10 foods that are on the top of the list.
1. Sodas and Pops
You can add vitamins or make them with “natural flavors” but that still doesn’t take away the fact that sodas and pops are one of the biggest culprits against human health in the western diet. Sodas are full of sugar and additives. Water is always the best option when it comes to beverages. Add lemon for a different taste and added benefits. If you want something a little more flavorful sugar-free iced tea is also a good substitute for soda.
2. Instant Noodle Soups
Instant noodle soups are an easy meal or great late-night dorm snack. Unfortunately, what makes it so yummy is also what can damage your health. They are high in sodium and additives. Instead of instant noodle soups like Ramen, try homemade or store bought broths with your choice of a healthy noodles such as Soba.
3. White Bread
Some people cannot imagine their life without white bread. Unfortunately, the processes used to make white bread takes all the good stuff out of wheat, like fiber. White bread is high in refined carbohydrates, additives and sometimes sugar. A good alternative to white bread is whole grain bread.