Top 10 Toxic Foods That You Should Avoid For A Healthy Diet

As medicine and science continue to evolve, experts learn more and more about how and why our body functions. We know how to cure a myriad of diseases and cures for the rest are in the making. Yet, the average person today has little to no knowledge of how the foods that they eat affect their bodies. Often taking the path of least resistance, we are swayed by fast food restaurants, soft drinks, sweets and ice-cream stands, ever consuming, without a thought for what this can do to us.

This has, in turn, given rise to a plethora of conflicting theories about dieting and nutrition, about what we should we eat and when. And while the various experts will continue to bicker about the details, some things have been proven almost universally bad and harmful for our health and wellbeing. In this article, I’ll be going over the top 10 foods that you should avoid if you want to have a healthy diet.

Before I jump right into it, please allow me to clarify that this article has been written with overall health and wellness in mind. I am not advocating a specific weight loss or weight gain plan, but rather a simpler and healthier way of life. Besides, once everything is said and done, weight gain and loss are mostly down to how much energy you consume in relation to how much you expend.

Number 1 — Vegetable Oils

“But veggies are good for my health, even you told me so!”. Yes, veggies are great for your body. Some vegetable oils aren’t even all that bad — Olive oil, for example, is very low in omega-6 contents.

Most of the processed and refined veggie oils, however, are a whole different deal. Hear me out.

Most vegetable oils are high in transferable fats and omega-6 acids, which can be very disruptive to your omega-3 ratios. Furthermore, they can cause all manner of problems, ranging from:

  • inflammations
  • high cholesterol
  • heart disease
  • weight gain

Furthermore, a large percentage of the products labelled simply as “vegetable oil”, will be made from genetically modified plants (especially corn, soy and canola).

Number 2 — Wheat products

Number 3 — Soy

Number 4 — Conventional Dairy products

Number 5 — Corn

Number 6 — Conventional Meat

Number 7 — White flour

Number 8 — Sugar

Excessive consumption of processed sugar and binge-eating on the sweet stuff, however, can — and will — take their toll. Most experts in the field recommend avoiding sugary foods and snacks. Personally, I’d rather get my needed daily dose of sugar from natural sources, like fruits.

Number 9 — Artificial Sweeteners

Number 10 — Tap Water

And there you have it folks — my list of 10 foods that you should stay away from. As always, I’d like to urge you to do your own research as well — I’m merely giving you a quick rundown of the situation and, if you’re interested, there’s a lot more to learn on the topic! Everything that I share on the pages of my blog is based on my research and personal experience, but it never hurts to check things out on your own as well.

Did you know about the adverse effects of all the foods I mentioned? Do you have your own list of things that you avoid consuming? Give me your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

Till next time stay green and clean!

Originally published at on February 21, 2019.

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