Sometimes, let’s say for instance when you are having a rough or busy day, you may decide to opt for a pre-packaged meal from the local grocery store, a snack out of a vending machine or dinner from a fast food restaurant.
No doubt, these options may be easy and quick but do you know they might not be the healthiest options for your diet? Eliminating even just some of these options can help improve your health. Check the 5 foods you should not be eating in 2019 below.
- Canned Tomatoes
The expert: Fredrick vom Saal, Ph.D., an endocrinologist at the University of Missouri who studies bisphenol-A:
“The resin linings of tin cans contain bisphenol-A, a synthetic estrogen that has been linked to ailments ranging from reproductive problems to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Acidity — a prominent characteristic of tomatoes — causes BPA to leach into your food.”
- Corn-Fed Beef
The expert: Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farms and author of books on sustainable farming:
“Cattle were designed to eat grass, not grains. But farmers today feed their animals corn and soybeans, which fatten up the animals faster for slaughter. A recent comprehensive study found that compared with corn-fed beef, grass-fed beef is higher in beta-carotene, vitamin E, omega-3s, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), calcium, magnesium, and potassium.”
- Microwave Popcorn
The expert: Olga Naidenko, Ph.D., a senior scientist for the Environmental Working Group:
“Chemicals, including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), in the lining of the bag, are part of a class of compounds that may be linked to infertility in humans. In animal testing, the chemicals cause liver, testicular, and pancreatic cancer. Studies show that microwaving causes the chemicals to vaporize — and migrate into your popcorn.”
- Nonorganic Potatoes
The expert: Jeffrey Moyer, chair of the National Organic Standards Board:
“Root vegetables absorb herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides that wind up in the soil. In the case of potatoes, they’re treated with fungicides during the growing season, then sprayed with herbicides to kill off the fibrous vines before harvesting. After they’re dug up, the potatoes are treated yet again to prevent them from sprouting.”
- Farmed Salmon
The expert: David Carpenter, MD, director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany:
“Nature didn’t intend for salmon to be crammed into pens and fed soy, poultry litter, and hydrolyzed chicken feathers. As a result, farmed salmon is lower in vitamin D and higher in contaminants, including carcinogens, PCBs, brominated flame retardants, and pesticides such as dioxin and DDT.”
Do you know what the dieter’s worst enemy is? Of course, food cravings! The uncontrollable desire for specific foods sometimes affects your health because they are made up of nutrients that are bad for health. Be careful what you crave but in the same respect be careful what you eat that you ‘think’ will be healthier.
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