Consumer Video: Foods You Should Not Really Eat

A week ago, we had this feature on the healthiest vegetables in the world; now, we bring you the opposite. Well. Foods that are actually not so good for consumption. Yet we like ’em. No. Love ’em!

Let’s watch this compilation before having another bite, if ever you are eating right now.. Okay?

Know what? This is like saying don’t eat anymore. Hah! See, some of these foods are actually staples. Like rice, for one. So to say that it’s something that should be avoided is like pushing us to the brink. Then again, we’ve known the fact that rice indeed is not good especially for those with diabetes.

Rice: A staple of Asians
Rice: A staple of Asians

But while some types may lack ‘nutritional’ value — it’s just some. Not all. So choose your rice well. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive.

On the other hand, foods like muesli (a dry cereal made from toasted whole oats among others) and energy bars (supplemental bars containing cereals and other high energy foods ) are not that common here — so, it doesn’t really matter unless you are one of those consuming it. If you are, then maybe it’s time to think about it especially if you are weight conscious. After all, weight not only affects beauty but health, too.

Microwaved popcorn
Microwaved popcorn

For the rest, let’s go through them briefly.

Popcorn. Once again, it’s the chemical diacetyl that makes it ‘toxic’. If you don’t use butter with it, well.. how’d you know if it doesn’t have such in the first place? Best would be to avoid butter. But really, could you??

White bread
White bread

White Bread. For the simple fact that it contains a lot of sugar makes it unhealthy. Again, not good for those with diabetes especially; but even for those in weight control actually. Best would be to control your intake. Otherwise, try to wash it away with regular exercise and tea.

Fried Food. How many could actually avoid fried food? This would be close to impossible. Then the next best thing would be to choose the oil you fry with. Go for olive oil or canola oil.

Frozen dinner (Photo: Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post)
Frozen dinner (Photo: Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post)

Frozen Dinner. Argh! This just for lazy people. Sorry. But it can’t be for people in the rush. Why? They still got control of themselves. Without even watching the video, one should already realize the preservatives in these frozen dinners. Yeah, the sugar, salt and fat. Not good.

0901 high fructose corn syrup grocery-store-mercuryHigh Fructose Corn Syrup. Wow, it’s found in sodas, processed food, baked goods, and pasta sauces. How could you avoid it?? One way or another, we are going to consume at least one of those foods! Again best would be ‘control’ — at least, it just causes weight gain. So?

Crispy banana chips we love
Crispy banana chips we love

Banana Chips. Here’s another food that’s quite common here. And true enough, many in fact believes it to be healthy since it’s ‘banana’. But then, the oil. The cooking oil that was used is most likely not olive or canola — worse, it’s been re-used for several times! Oh-uh..

Sushi
Sushi

Tuna Sushi. Now who would think that sushi is not good for humans? After all, it’s fish. Tuna. And not even fried! Still, only a few would’ve heard that sushi does contain excessive mercury. Yet again, tho we are one of those who knew about that mercury thing, we still do keep coming back for sushi. Why? Look at the Japanese. They got one of the world’s highest life expectancies!

Home-made peanut butter is best
Home-made peanut butter is best

Peanut Butter. Ahhh.. Why not make your own peanut butter?? You  know peanut butter from supermarkets are processed! For one, they contain preservatives and coloring agents — not to mention the natural fats that were replaced in processing.

Home cooking is always good. Just watch your salt, fat and sugar!

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