Refined Foods That You Should Probably Stay Away From

October 16, 2012 Comments Off

When you’re shopping at the supermarket, you may come across shelves that heaped with refined foods. There are a number of brands to choose from and every manufacturer promises flavor and health to its consumers. The colors and packaging may be attractive but refined foods aren’t as healthy as they seem to be.

Processed foods contain certain preservatives and chemicals that are unhealthy and can sometimes yield terrible results if consumed for a long period of time. Below is a list of refined foods that you should avoid consuming or purchasing at all costs.

Cheese in a Jar
Refined cheese that’s been kept in a jar contains nothing more than a mixture of artificial colors, oil, powdered milk and preservatives with high contents of sodium. You may think ‘queso’ may be good for making appetizers or other dishes, but try buying a ‘Chili Cheese Dip’ and save your body from being harmed.

Frosting in a Can
Every tablespoon of canned frosting can contain up to 70 calories resulting from the usage of trans fats along with corn syrup. Save your cake from being ruined and opt for a homemade frosting of cream cheese.

Chicken Nuggets
You can never be sure of the manufacturing process used to make these nuggets. No matter if you’re eating breast meat or some other part of the chicken; they’re always going to be filled with preservatives and saturated oils. Try eating ‘Baked Chicken Tenders’ for a change (which are not fried).

Drink Mixes in Powdered Form
Drink mixes that are available in powdered form and are loaded with artificial sweeteners and hazardous coloring agents. The amount of actual sugar used in these mixes is also very dangerous. Get some ice tea or lemonade and flavored water instead.

Luncheon Meals inside a Can
Fulfilling your daily protein requirement should not include canned meals that contain heaps of potato starch topped with unhealthy nitrites. Make your own meals by purchasing the finest deli meats available.

 

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