Top 10 Most Harmful Foods for the Body

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6. Chocolate


Regardless of all the hype dark chocolate has been given for all its positive effects on our health, everything comes with its pros and cons and so does chocolate. One bar of milk chocolate that has 1.55 ounces or 44 grams, contain 235 calories, 13 grams of fat, and 221 grams of sugar. One ounce of dark chocolate contains 156 calories, 9 grams of fat and 13 grams of sugar. All of this puts you at a great risk of obesity and heart failure. The added sugar has no nutritional value whatsoever. Plus there is the risk of diabetes and cavities. Chocolate also enables the lower esophageal sphincter to relax and that causes all your stomach content to travel back upwards and that leads to the burning sensation in your chest.


7. Sodas


Sodas may temporarily be satisfying your thirst, diet coke may have you psychologically convinced that you are not adding to your waistline but you are sadly mistaken. Firstly, in an eleven yearlong study, Harvard held an experiment which showcased women who drank diet coke had a two-fold increase of kidney decline. To add to this, there is a 34% increase in metabolic syndrome, the increase in belly fat and cholesterol leads to the risk of heart failure. The artificial sweetner completely makes the idea of diet coke ironic since it adds to your calorie intake. Being rather acidic, sodas tend to erode your enamel and your teeth begin to rot.


8. Canned Vegetables

Canned Vegetables

Though they may be vegetables they are also one of the top foods to avoid according to experts. BPA or Bisphenol A is an organic compound used to make various plastics and is found in most food storage products. BPA may protect cans from metal corrosion and bacteria but they lead to neural development in foetuses, endocrine disorders, heart disease and cancer. Canned foods also pose a high sodium risk, especially those on a low salt diet. Including that they contain sulphites as preservatives and at least one in a hundred people are sensitive to sulphites.


9. Chips


This has to – by far – the most addictive item of food I have had the pleasure of experiencing. And as many times as any other person I have completely and proudly ignored the warnings of the harmful effects of chips. Those deep fried, sometimes salty, sometimes tangy slices of potato are far too irresistible for me. But I should probably tell you about these harmful effects: first of all, the weight gain is ridiculous. One ounce of plain potato chips contains at least 150 calories. Secondly, it is very low in nutrition. Thirdly, the sodium content in the chips may lead to cardiovascular ailments like high blood pressure, etc. Lastly, the high fat content also leads to high cholesterol. 15 to 20 chips now don’t seem worth it with all that comes along with it.


10. Microwave Popcorn

Microwave Popcorn

Simple, quick and delicious – it’s hard not to love this buttery corn that simply melts in your mouth but it’s probably best you stick to some organic corn in oil that you can trust popping away in your cooker. Recent reports from the FDA claim that an FDA-approved chemical was found in the fake butter flavouring. It also reported that a chemical coating used in microwave popcorn bags breaks down when heated. These two are what have just been discovered and have been known to cause lung and heart diseases. So next time, you might want to consider getting some regular corn and olive oil, it even tastes better!

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