15. Chips Ahoy! Cookies
Chips Ahoy! Chocolate chip cookies are loaded with the alarmingly damaging trans fats, which clog up our arteries, and drain our brain. These popular treats are made with shockingly unhealthy ingredients such as caramel colour, artificial flavours, high fructose corn syrup, and partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil, which is largely classified as trans fat.
To make it worse, these cookies also pack up 11 grams of sugar in each serving, along with frightening amounts of high fructose corn syrup, which increases triglyceride levels, body weight and body fat. Instead of these sugar-loaded chocolate chip cookies, why not fix your own indulgent and nutritious recipe with oatmeal, whole wheat, dark chocolate and natural peanut butter.
16. Chinese Food
Chinese restaurants, such as P.F Chang’s, provide the saltiest meals in the world, loaded with excessive amounts of heart-damaging sodium. All you need is one serving of Hot & Sour soup to brim up your body with a shocking 9,590 milligrams of sodium, which is four times more than your recommended daily dosage requirement. It’s always healthier to fix your own soups, steamed veggies and other Chinese recipes at home, so you can control your consumption of sodium.
17. Low-Fat Peanut butter
The supposed low fat peanut butter does not constitute as a health food as it packs a wide host of unhealthy ingredients, primarily sugar, sodium and hydrogenated vegetable oil. Peanuts, as a standalone snack, provide powerful concentrations of protein and fiber, while processed low-fat peanut butter varieties provide you nothing by health-damaging ingredients.
Natural peanut butter contains heaps of healthy fats, and when these fats are removed, they are mostly substituted with excessive amounts of salt, and heaps of sugar, to make sure the product isn’t entirely flavourless and inedible.
Pick out some full-fat homemade natural peanut butter without any salt or waist-thickening sugars. Spread the Love peanut butter is created without adding any oils, sugar and salt, and it also provides the MUFA content provided by peanuts to brim your body with their cholesterol-reducing benefits. You can easily fix your own peanut butter recipe at home, all you need is some peanuts, some honey and a bit of oil. Toss all these ingredients into a blender and blend until you see the ingredients form a smooth and thick paste.