Summer Foods That Tastes So Good, But Oh So Bad For You

BADFOODS1When you think of the worst things to put in your mouth this summer you think of paint thinner, rat poison or my sister’s tuna and tater tot casserole. You really don’t think of your favorite guilty pleasures.

The abundance of cheap food with low nutritional value in the Western diet has wreaked havoc on our health. In America, one third of children and two thirds of adults are overweight or obese and are more likely to develop diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Can you believe approximately 17 percent of American children ages 2 to 19 years are obese?

How about this fact: approximately 60 percent of overweight children ages 5 to 10 already have at least one risk factor for heart disease?

Being slim is the new elitism. Thinness today says that you are richer, smarter and more successful than the overweight masses.

A lot of people who are overweight – not everyone, but a lot of people – are dealing with issues such as emotional issues, stress issues. They become stress eaters and emotional eaters.Like most severely overweight people, They had to hit a rock-hard bottom before they took responsibility for the consequences of neglecting their own health.

We all know that some foods are bad for us, but the thing we don’t know is just how bad they really are. Why shouldn’t we indulge in these guilty pleasures when they taste so delicious?

Part of the answer lies in the question. Unhealthy foods are intentionally made to look and taste a certain way so people would buy them. Although you should probably avoid all the foods on our list, treating yourself to an occasional slice of pizza won’t kill you. Moderation is the key, but some foods can hurt our bodies in more ways than one and experts advise us not to eat them.

Here’s our list of 20 worst foods you can eat:

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1. Bologna or Baloney

OK Oscar, my Bologna has a first name it is Dr. Horowitz (cardiologist). Yes number one on our list is that old classic The famous baloney sandwich . I like mine fried in butter. This so called meat actually contains so many harmful ingredients that even one slice of it is bad for our health. Nutritionists say this is one of the foods we should completely avoid.

Baloney can be made from several different types of meat: chicken, turkey, beef, pork, venison or soy protein. That’s great, right? Wrong! Food manufacturers use the “worst” parts of animals in order to cut costs. We call it rooters and tooters. Many of these providers mistreat and torment the animal. They feed them hormones and other chemical concoctions in order to provide the manufacturers with the largest amount of usable parts. You end up eating bones, tails and nails mixed with chemicals to provide the proper color and taste. Mmmmm, yummy.

Another problem is the amount of sodium, it is like a salt lick. Hell! Lots wife had less salt.

One slice of baloney containing 300 mg of it. The recommended daily intake of sodium should not exceed 2300 mg and with older people that number drops to 1500 mg.

And take a second to think about the proverb ‘You are what you eat’. Do you really feel like a set of chicken nails, eyes, feathers and who knows what else?

Respect your body, or no one else will.

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