“We are what we eat.” You may have heard that many times, but not many of us actually remember that when we put food in our mouth. In this age of obesity and heart diseases, we need to be very careful with what we eat. Do you know that 50% of men will die from heart disease? It is sad but true. It is important that you watch what you eat. Here is a list of bad food which you should reduce if not avoid in your diet. I’m sure there will be a few items on this list that you never dreamed were bad for you.
- Solid oils
You know what these are. Stuff like Crisco and another shortening. Many people use them to replace lard and think that it is better for them. Believe it or not, it is better to use the lard and skip the shortening if you are making pies, for example. People tend to use this kind of fat because it has a long shelf life. This stuff will stay good forever.
- Deep-fried foods
You should avoid these like the plague. It is said that when something is deep-fried, its DNA changes. I don’t know how true this is. I do know that deep-fried foods have been linked to cancer.
- Refined flour and store-bought flour
This has been bleached and everything under the sun done to it. When this happens, all the good stuff from it is taken away. The reason why you are eating is, is been stolen from you. Stick with good whole wheat. That is what is best for you.
- White rice
Many of you would not agree if I say that you should stop eating white rice. Instead, you should go with brown rice which is much healthier and more nutritious. Try mixing brown with white rice if you need some time to get used to the taste.
This goes without saying that you should try to consume as little of this stuff as possible. Fructose is a building block for cholesterol. So keep this in mind when you have your next can of soda.
- Canned soups
Canned and packet soups are loaded with refined salt. If you must have these occasionally, try looking for the less salt version.
- Alfredo sauces
Don’t buy items with already made Alfredo sauce. Usually, they are loaded with butter and salt. You don’t want any of that.
- Processed meats
These tend to be high in fat and high in salt. They are a heart attack in a can.
- Hydrogenated palm oils
Avoid anything that is made with these. These will give you a heart attack faster than eating a bucket of lard.