Everyday Health's nutrition talk on the foods they won't eat, and share tips for convincing us in making healthier choices.
As long as a nutritionist won`t eat it, why would you?
Hot dogs, bacon, and sausages.
A diet high in processed meats like bacon and sausage can increase your risk of dying from cancer or cardiovascular disease, according to recent research. Processed meats, like pepperoni, hot dogs, sausage, bacon, and deli meats, are best left for special or rare occasions.
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Sugary coffee creations.
"Those fancy blended drinks at coffee shops can have upwards of 400 calories and 15 teaspoons of sugar...yikes!" said Johannah Sakimura, MS, the writer behind the Everyday Health column, Nutrition Sleuth.
Unlike naturally-occurring sugars like those found in fruits (fructose), added sugars — syrups or sugars added to food items during preparation — can be harmful to your health.
Everyday Health's nutrition expert Maureen Namkoong, MS, RD, said she never eats processed pastries like Pop-Tarts, Twinkies, Devil Dogs, HoHos, or Hostess Cupcakes."The shelf life makes me nervous, too many preservatives, too many chemicals, too little taste," said Namkoong. She prefers "real" desserts instead of these sugary snacks.
Namkoong said she never eats sugary cereals because they're not filling enough and have too little fiber. "The way I see it, the calories and sugar budget are better spent on a yummy dessert that I'll enjoy more," Namkoong said.