Foods you should avoid!

Fatty foods are usually very tasty, just like those sweet and salty, but not the best choice when it comes to our health. Here is a list of foods whose intake should be reduced, and some of them completely cut out from the diet. Of course, this is easier said than done, because many of them have incredible taste and are very attractive. If you do not want to 'give them up', at least limit their consumption. It is certainly important to be aware of what they contain and how long-term consumption can affect your body.

Trans fat

They are the most unhealthy substance that is put into food. Trans fatty acids induce cardiovascular diseases, destroying the normal operation of the nervous system, cause disturbance of the brain, raise bad (LDL) cholesterol and increased the risk of heart attack, can significantly upset the delicate hormonal balance in the body and cause a variety of acute and chronic diseases. Has also been linked to malignant tumors and type 2 diabetes.

Denmark and New York were among the first to have banned their use in food products as well as a number of schools in the United States that banned their use in the school kitchens. Only 2% - 8% of trans-fatty acids in the food comes from dairy products. A much larger source of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, which are widely used in the food service industry, half-finished foods, fried foods and baked goods. Trans fatty acids are found in large quantities in the French fries, potato chips, fried foods, waffles, cheese imitations and margarine.

Fast food

We all know that we shouldn't eat fast food because it is bad for our health. One reason for this is that contain trans fat and other additives that are used for the food to have a good taste. For example, a large portion of French fries from a famous chain of fast food contains four times the recommended daily intake of trans fat.

Packaged cookies

Check if your favorite cookies contain partially hydrogenated oil in its composition. The food industry uses hydrogenated fats because of their low cost, durability and stable structures to the dough. Therefore, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fat contains almost all industrial products such as biscuits, pastries, puff pastry and many other useful products.

Hydrogenated fat and trans-fatty acids are not one and the same thing. Trans-fatty acids are one of the by-products of hydrogenation, created also during other processes, such as roasting.

Microvawe popcorn

Most of the bags to prepare popcorn in the microwave contains a kind of trans fat. Some of them have even 5 grams of trans fat per serving which is more than double the recommended daily intake of trans fat.

Frozen meals

Most people buy frozen ready meals when they want a quick meal. But many of them are full of hydrogenated oils which in turn means that contain trans fat in any amount. To avoid this kind of dishes, make sure they do not contain hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. Since such meals will likely heat up in the microwave, it will further destroy all the nutrients that may contain.

High Fructose Corn Syrup

This is an ingredient that did not exist before 1960, and producers prefer it because it is sweeter than regular sugar, has a lower price and is easier to use. High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is a common substitute for sugar in foods and beverages, but it is much more dangerous than sugar. Is obtained from the maize starch in which the part with the addition of glucose to fructose enzyme changes, the ratio 55:45 or 55% fructose and 45% glucose. This makes it a lot sweeter than sugar because fructose is sweeter than glucose, a simple sugar in the fructose and glucose are present in a ratio of 50:50.

In a conventional sugar, glucose and fructose are linked by chemical bonds and is the work of the digestion on these basic sugar molecule in the gastrointestinal tract. However, the glucose-fructose syrup, the molecules are in the unbound form so that these sugars are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream. Fructose goes straight to the liver where it activates the lipogenesis, the production of triglycerides, which is a major cause of liver damage called "fatty liver". Fructose destroys the liver in the same way as alcohol. On the other hand, glucose in this syrup raises blood sugar and stimulates the secretion of insulin that is saved in the form of sugar fat in our body. This combination leads to metabolic chaos that causes an increase in appetite, weight gain, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, fatty liver, heart disease, cancer, dementia and more.

Coca Cola and soft drinks

7Up once claimed that their carbonated drink is made from natural ingredients because instead of sugar they use high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) arising from genetically modified (gm0) sugar. The world is putting pressure to Coke labeled as GMO because they use high-fructose corn syrup, which many studies associated with severe diseases, such as type 2 diabetes Researchers at the University of Oxford came to a conclusion that type 2 diabetes is by 20% more common in countries that use HFCS in foods and drinks.


One should consider that many brands contain high-fructose corn syrup as sweetener in order to have a good taste. 'Light' undoubtedly mean that contain an artificial sweetener that can be just as bad.


Your portion of fries is even more unhealthier because of ketchup. Many of them contain high fructose corn syrup, have a lot of sugar, which mainly comes from high fructose corn syrup.


Many start the day cereals, but just many of the popular brands of cereal contain high-fructose corn syrup. They are usually full of sugar and refined carbohydrates, some of which are designed for weight gain. If you start your day with such grains it will drastically increase your blood sugar and insulin levels. After a few hours the body will require any snack rich in carbohydrates and sugar.

MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)

Gives finished products a better taste, and its effect on health is truly devastating, this chemical destroys the brain, disrupts the production of hormones and is associated with a range of diseases. It is important to know that it can hide under many other names. On the declarations can glutamate, a flavor enhancer, E620 - 625, MSG, MSG (eng. Monosodium glutamate), yeast extract, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, hydrolyzed soy protein, soy protein, etc. be written. The most despicable way to disguise is certainly marked as 'natural flavors '.


Have you ever wondered why the food tastes so much better with some of the sauces? This is because many of them contain modified starch and other artificial flavors and sweeteners.

Fried foods

In addition to large amounts of trans fat, calories and cholesterol, another reason why you should avoid fried foods is that most fried foods contain monosodium glutamate.

Packaged chips

The more flavoring it has, the more MSG and other artificial ingredients it contains. It's hard to get to the exact numbers as monosodium glutamate contain because it is not required in the Nutrition Facts.

Artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are in the spotlight for decades because they can cause a number of side effects. Sweeteners such as aspartame include truly difficult conditions, such as depression, insomnia, blindness, tinnitus, rash and increased risk of Alzheimer's disease.

'Light' food and drink

Although it may have fewer calories than usual, can have numerous side effects and health hazards. Do you know that you are full of fizzy sugar, but consume it labeled 'low-fat'? Although you might think you are doing the right thing, the studies do not support the idea of ??diet drinks. The reason lies in the artificial sweeteners which are included in these beverages instead of sugar, which in many people stimulate appetite. Therefore, although no calories, artificial sweeteners just make you want to eat more, making you thicker.

Dietary coca-cola and soft drinks

Diet sodas do not contain high fructose corn syrup, but still sweeteners like aspartame. It is best to replace them with a natural low-calorie drink such as green tea.

Diet snacks

In order to have a good taste they contain many artificial sweeteners. They certainly are not good for you. Many foods marketed as diet and healthy, but actually damage your line.


High levels of sodium or salt can harm your body. Not only does it cause water retention but also raises the blood pressure and can lead to complications with the heart. Nearly all heart patients should consider a diet low in sodium as well as those who have suffered a stroke or are at increased risk for its occurrence.


Cheese also contains copious amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol. But there is another factor that should be considered, and that the amount of sodium contained. For example, feta cheese has about half the daily limit of sodium in a serving size of 100 grams.

Salty snacks

The problem of salty snacks is that salt makes you eat them. Once you feel the salty taste on your palate, you will automatically reach for one more chip. Sodium is only a problem because these snacks are usually cooked in partially hydrogenated oils and contain no artificial flavors and spices.

Packed meat

Before buying, read the declaration to make sure that it is not full of additives, nitrates and sodium. Also, the bacteria listeria can be a problem, especially for pregnant women, while sodium nitrate can cause cancer.


One slice of pizza can contain the recommended daily sodium intake depending on the topping and dough. This is mainly due to the high content of cheese, and salt and monosodium glutamate in the dough. If pepperoni, sausage, ham or any other meat products, the sodium intake is doubled.


300 mg of cholesterol per day should be your limit. Food like ice cream, pork products and donuts will certainly help you to reach the limit, especially if you eat more than the recommended amount, which is quite simple. It is necessary to distinguish between the good and the bad types of cholesterol.

These foods will increase the level of LDL cholesterol, the so-called. bad cholesterol which is why it is best avoided or consumed in limited quantities.

Ice cream

One serving is fine, but many of us when it comes to ice-cream does not stop only at one portion. People with high levels of cholesterol are recommended dairy ice cream for a small share of milk fat, and not ice cream, while diabetics should pay attention to due to the sugar content. To avoid adverse health effects, carefully read the declaration and be moderate with the amount, especially when it comes to industrially produced ice creams.

Pork products

The amount of cholesterol in many pork products such as bacon and pork chops, the reason why would is desirably to be avoided. The ribs have more cholesterol than pork chop, and a piece of bacon may have 13 mg cholesterol, not to mention saturated fat and calories.


We all know that donuts are not on the list of the healthiest foods, but what it is ranked on this list is a combination of fat, sugar and cholesterol, as well as MSG and trans fats in some cases. The cholesterol levels are quite high so they do not eat regularly for breakfast but you treat yourself with them as a monthly treat.

Saturated fat

Saturated fats are a type of fat that can clog blood vessels and lead to heart disease. They come mainly from meat, seafood, poultry with skin, whole milk and dairy products from whole milk. They increase the total cholesterol by raising the harmful LDL. Like all fat in the diet, saturated fats also increase the protective HDL in small amounts. Unsaturated fats are however preferable because they in addition to reducing the harmful cholesterol (LDL) also increasing the good cholesterol (HDL).

Since there are a large number of foodstuffs, including vegetable oils, which are predominantly formed from unsaturated fats, they can not be completely eliminated from the diet. In our diet their main sources are red meat and dairy products.

Whipped cream

Do you drink coffee or hot chocolate with whipped cream? It contains saturated fat, namely 1.5 g per serving.

Fatty meat

Sausages are big culprits when it comes to saturated fat. Reduce intake of saturated fat by reducing your intake of red meat and full-fat dairy products. Replace red meat with beans, nuts, chicken and fish.

Milk shake

In a few minutes you can have an intake of half the recommended daily allowance of saturated fat without realizing why it is so tasty. For example, the milk shake from a famous fast food chain has 8 grams of saturated fat. In terms of saturated fat drink a milkshake is a real disaster.


Even one meal composed of cheeseburgers with fries will make a 'mess' in your body, let alone a diet that is mainly based on these meals.


If one is being not careful, calorie food can easily be reflected in your waist. You do not have to go to extremes, but watch out for calories. Their overall intake is most responsible for weight gain.


One serving of pasta often serves as a basis for more calories. Eat integral pasra from unrefined grains. One serving provides 20% of the daily recommended amount of fiber. In addition, to improve bowel function, integral pasta has richer taste, better tolerated cooking and absorbs less sauce. Avoid cheese and cream sauces as 100 g pasta with tomatoes contains 285 calories, while the same amount of pasta with cream and eggs contain 880 kcal.


Dark chocolate is reputed as healthy foods while milk chocolate, which still rules the market is not healthy like her. Milk chocolate compared to the dark, unless it contains a smaller proportion of cocoa mass, cocoa has a poorer quality, but just sugar and different charging hiding it. The high proportion of cocoa in dark chocolate, according to many studies reduces the appetite. Caffeine, theophylline and theobromine act on the central nervous system to induce satiety. Therefore, look for a better mood and a better work of brain cells treat yourself with a piece of this irresistible pleasure.


It is important to pay attention to the carbohydrate intake and which is 130g per day. Why are too many carbohydrates unhealthy? Foods rich in carbohydrates increases blood sugar levels. This causes the release of insulin, which creates a glycogen to be stored in the body as fat. They are also responsible for quickly creating a sense of hunger that can lead to eating more than usual.


Pastry generally have 59 g of carbohydrates, and above all if they contain cheese, butter, jam or something even more unhealthy.

The fresh coffee with various additives can be up to 400 calories, while carbohydrates can comprise an amount as large portions of pasta, from 60 to 80 grams.

It is very important to them that the way you prepare - popcorn prepared without added fat are healthier, while the addition of butter or oil increases the calorific value and reduces the nutritional value of these snacks. Three cups of roasted popcorn, for example, has 93 calories, 3.5 grams of fiber and 19 grams of carbohydrates.