8 of the Worst Foods for Your Body
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Saturday, March 23, 2013

8 of the Worst Foods for Your Body

Many people think of healthy eating as consuming a certain number of calories per day. But the truth is, it’s not just about how much you eat but the quality of the food you eat, and how safely it’s been produced. Click through to check out some of the worst foods you can put in your body — you’ll certainly be surprised by a few!

1. Microwave Popcorn.
Workers in microwave popcorn factories have actually developed an extremely rare form of lung cancer from inhaling fumes. If that isn’t enough of a reason to avoid, the stuff, here’s another: the lining of the bags contains perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a substance that has been linked to several other forms of cancer and infertility. Plus, so many microwave popcorns are loaded with bad fats and sodium. Homemade popcorn can actually be a health food, believe it or not, so stick to that for your next movie night.
2. Non-Organic Apples.
Last year, apples won the dubious honor of being the most pesticide-laden produce. Because they aren’t very resistant to pests, apples tend to get sprayed more. They’re also treated with pesticides to extend their shelf life.  If you’re an apple lover, always, always, always buy organic — or don’t buy ‘em at all. Your body will thank you!

3. Soda.
Several studies have directly linked soda consumption to higher instances of cardiovascular disease, cancer, depression, obesity — you name it. Diet soda isn’t off the hook, either.

4. Chips.
Many brands of chips contain unimaginable amounts of sodium and fat — one bag can often be more than a day’s worth. But it’s not just the nutritional concerns to think about here — chips also contain acrylamide, a chemical that comes with an increased risk of several forms of cancer and infertility. You can also find the scary stuff in french fries.
5. Canned Tomatoes.
Aside from being far less delicious than the real, fresh, thing, canned tomatoes have the added “perk” of bisphenol-A (BPA) on its lining. This is the stuff nightmares are made of:BPA has been linked to fetal abnormalities, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, thyroid issues, and even cancer. It’s been banned for use in baby bottles, and overall bans are being considered nationwide. You can get up to 50 mcg of the stuff from canned tomatoes; the acidity makes them more difficult to package than most products, so a safe alternative has been difficult to find. Your best bet, though, is to avoid them all together. Stick to fresh tomatoes or, if need be, tomatoes packaged in glass jars.

6. Non-Organic Celery.
Celery is the dirtiest of all vegetables — the Environmental Working Group has founded dozens upon dozens of different pesticides on the non-organic stuff.  As with apples, go organic or don’t go at all.
7. Milk with Artificial Hormones.
Many farmers give their cows artificial hormones so they will produce more milk — good for their bottom line, not so good for our health. These hormones lead to higher rates of another hormone, IGF-1, is thought to increase instances of cancer in humans. Look for milk that is certified organic, or labelled with either rBGH-free or BST-free.

8. Margarine.
If margarine didn’t have any food dye in it, it’d be a delightful shade of gray. If that isn’t evidence enough, what is?!  Though margarine is often thought of as a healthier version of butter. There’s no cholesterol, right? Well, it’s also a wonderfully terrible source of trans fats — stuff that does, indeed, raise your cholesterol. Here’s your excuse to go back to the real stuff — or, of course, olive oil!
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Anything that takes less than 5 minutes to prep and cook.
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I eat 4 of those.  And have no intention of stopping.
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I eat all of those.  And I could pretty easily switch to eating organic apples, organic celery, and milk without hormones.  Actually, for all I know I already am (I don't pay that much attention at the store).  But you will have to pry my microwave popcorn and soda from my cold, dead hand.
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(03-29-2013, 11:50 AM)cgraye Wrote: But you will have to pry my microwave popcorn and soda from my cold, dead hand.

In time, if the article is accurate, you will have a cold, dead hand (and body).  Shocked

I guess I'm gonna have to be more careful about the apples...I don't look for the 'organic' variety. Soda has been replaced with iced tea and I've long not consumed hormone laced milk. That particular hormone has been directly linked to Pancreatic death in children and the onset of Type I diabetes. Lovely.
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Anything with refined sugar or corn syrup in it makes me feel like crapola.
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(03-29-2013, 12:01 PM)Zedta Wrote: In time, if the article is accurate, you will have a cold, dead hand (and body).  Shocked

We are all heading inexorably toward death anyway.  But truly a life filled with the occasional bag of Pop Secret has been a life worth living.
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(03-29-2013, 03:37 PM)cgraye Wrote:
(03-29-2013, 12:01 PM)Zedta Wrote: In time, if the article is accurate, you will have a cold, dead hand (and body).  Shocked

We are all heading inexorably toward death anyway.  But truly a life filled with the occasional bag of Pop Secret has been a life worth living.

I used to feel that way but I found out it's very very easy to make delicious popcorn at home.

My weaknesses on the list would be soda and chips.
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(03-29-2013, 04:30 PM)newyorkcatholic Wrote: I used to feel that way but I found out it's very very easy to make delicious popcorn at home.

It is, and I do too.  But microwave popcorn still has its place.  Of course you could make far better Macaroni and Cheese at home, but don't you still crave the occasional box of the Kraft stuff?
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(03-29-2013, 05:32 PM)cgraye Wrote:
(03-29-2013, 04:30 PM)newyorkcatholic Wrote: I used to feel that way but I found out it's very very easy to make delicious popcorn at home.

It is, and I do too.  But microwave popcorn still has its place.  Of course you could make far better Macaroni and Cheese at home, but don't you still crave the occasional box of the Kraft stuff?

Therein lays the rub: Processed foods, many of the worst especially, create a 'craving'. If you're on food stamps or some other gov'ment handout, you have little choice but to eat the stuff, since it is cheap and one becomes quickly adapted/addicted to the stuff. By comparison, it looks like you've got more food and you have more 'stuff' than if you chose wisely, yet it is a trap and all one need do but look at our populace to see the effects of junk food.
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