With all the information (and misinformation) out there about food, it’s not always easy to determine which foods are healthy, and which are not. Knowing what NOT to eat, just got easier. There are certain foods that experts from dieticians, to doctors, to farmers, agree should be avoided. 9 Foods To Never Eat Again is a short list of foods to avoid if you would like to eat healthier and do so for a lifetime. SkinnyMs. advocates eating clean foods that have been minimally processed, unrefined natural sweeteners, and unrefined flours, to name a few. Opt for whole foods without any processing when possible.
1. CURED MEAT PRODUCTS
Hot dogs, bacon, sausage, and even most deli meats are most often full of nitrates and other preservatives that have been linked to cancer and heart disease. The United Health Organization published its findings on October 26, 2015 that confirms the health risks of eating cured meats. We recommend that when buying meats choose those which comes from organic, grass-fed animals and read the packaging to ensure nitrates have not been added. Check out our recipe for Skinny Breakfast Sausage if you’re looking for a clean replacement for morning sausage.
NOTE: If you choose to eat these products, we recommend reading the label to ensure they do not contain nitrates. A few brands now carry “Nitrate Free” bacon, hot dogs, and sausage, which are clearly labeled on the package. A few of the brands are: Oscar Myer, Applegate, and Hormel.
Like most processed foods, margarine is loaded with unhealthy hydrogenated trans-fat. Do your body, and your waistline a favor, by swapping margarine out for healthier unsaturated fats. Pure butter is a whole food. has no trans-fat, and is a better option if you’re considering going clean. Learn more about good fat vs. bad fat here.
3. WHITE RICE
Like white bread, white rice offers no nutritional value and the body does not know how to process it. In addition, white rice spikes blood sugar, making it dangerous for diabetics. Steer clear of white rice and choose brown rice, instead. Try our Slow Cooker Brown Rice Pudding.
4. MOVIE THEATER POPCORN
We know. It’s hard to say, “no,” to the mouth-watering smell of buttered popcorn at the movie theater, but this snack favorite is loaded with unhealthy and genetically-modified ingredients. Opt for bringing your own organic popcorn, or try one of these 5 Snacks to Munch at the Movies.
5. WHITE BREAD
White bread and other refined flours contain little to no vitamins or nutrients, so they offer zero nutritional value. Plus, the body doesn’t know how to properly “digest” these foods, which can lead to health problems. Consider unrefined White Whole Wheat Flour, which is a WHOLE flour. This type of flour has the same nutrient value as whole-wheat flour but is milder, sweeter and lighter. According to The Whole Grain Council, white whole wheat flour has nutritional value equal to whole wheat flour. Check out our recipe for Grandma’s Applesauce Spice Cake, made with unrefined White Whole Wheat Flour. This type of flour is our choice for baked goods.