Food is delicious. It’s just a fact of life that in order to fuel our bodies, we get to eat some pretty yummy stuff. Of course it’s a given that what we ingest should be a mix of all different types of food. Ideally lean proteins, all kinds of fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. At times it can be hard to have a well balanced lifestyle when there’s a fast food joint on every corner and sometimes it’s just easier to order a delivery pizza at the end of a long hard day than make a real whole foods meal. Take heart, do the best you can, but try to practice a well rounded diet of moderation. Here are a list of 15 foods you know it’s best to avoid eating at all costs.
Food #15: Fruit Juice
This one is not really a food, but had to be included. You might look at juice and think, hey that’s healthy! If you truly are a label reader, most juices aren’t even 100 percent juice. They are mostly sugar water. Plus, some even contain high fructose corn syrup which is actually known to increase levels of obesity and contribute to type 2 diabetes. If you must have a glass of juice, make sure it’s 100 percent juice with no added fillers, preferably cold pressed. Stick to only 4-6 ounces (1-2 dl) per day at the most in heart healthy choices like pomegranate, orange juice, cherry, or blueberry.