Most of us are trying to eat better, but if you think a healthy diet consists of these 10 foods, think again. It's time you discovered the hidden dangers lurking in popular North American foods.
Considering a single can of soda contains almost 10 teaspoons of refined sugar, it's little wonder that a soda addiction leads to weight gain, anxiety, and type 2 diabetes.
Canned tomato sauce is a hidden source of sugar and high fructose corn syrup, which is why regular consumption raises the risk of obesity, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and dental decay.
Nitrates sound like a ticking time bomb in your lunch bag, especially when you consider the amount of sodium and preservatives in sandwich meats that contribute to heart disease and cancer.
Artificial sweeteners are low in calories, but that doesn't mean they're safe. Food scientists consider aspartame the most dangerous substance on the planet because it's linked to high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.
Nutritionists give trans fats, or saturated fats, a big thumbs down. Studies show that a diet high in hydrogenated oils leads to bad cholesterol, heart disease, and stroke.
The quickest way to sabotage a fresh salad is by covering it in a bottled salad dressing. Even fat-free and low-fat dressings are jam-packed with sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial coloring.
Whole milk products contain a load of saturated fat and an ingredient called bovine growth hormone to boost cow milk production. Sadly, both promote childhood obesity, migraines, and rheumatoid arthritis in people.
There's a reason why health officials believe hot dogs should carry cigarette-style warnings. America's favorite ballpark treat is so full of sodium, chemicals, and toxins that regular consumption increases the risk of colorectal cancer.
It's estimated that potato chips and french fries cause a few thousand colon, breast, prostate, and bladder cancers each year due to acrylamide, a carcinogen formed during the deep-fried cooking process.
White bread, white rice, white pasta, and pretty much every snack food on the market contain enriched wheat flour, which is stripped of nutrients, but leads to weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
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