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You Had No Idea That These Are Junk Foods

The process of slimming isn’t really as easy as some would have you believe. It’s hard work and to achieve your goal you have to give up on some of your favorite foods. However, you like to believe you can still enjoy some of your favorite ones because you think they couldn’t possibly be bad for you.

“Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and the junk food as far away as possible.” ― Krista Scott-Dixon   

Well, here is a list of junk foods you didn’t even know were bad for you.

 Sushi rolls

You’re probably thinking, what could be unhealthy here? It’s fish that is full of protein and rice. But what makes this meal unhealthy is the unhealthy level of sodium. For example, one lobster roll could contain up to 1030 milligrams of sodium. That is a lot considering that the recommended amount of sodium is 2300 milligrams.

 Peanut butter

You may think of it as a healthy snack that’s full of healthy fats, protein, and fiber and who can resist a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich? It’s not that peanut butter isn’t healthy, but sadly most mass producers of peanut butter have recipes that are high in sugar, salt, and trans fats. So, either read the label very carefully when you’re buying peanut butter or simply just make your own and be sure of what you’re eating.


Apart from the fact that some people can be allergic to lactose or just intolerant, yogurt can be bad even for those people who are perfectly healthy. The fruit yogurt you buy in the store is unhealthy because it contains high levels of sugar and what’s worse – a lot of them contain dyes such as Red 40 which is considered to be a human carcinogen substance even though it hasn’t yet been scientifically proven as such.

 Soy meat

A food which is mostly found in a vegetarian’s diet because they think it’s a great substitute for meat. But the sad truth is that soy is packed with endocrine disruptors that can have many unpleasant effects such as bloating and skin irritation.

 Veggie chips

Marketing has done a good job in making us think that as soon as we see the word veggie or vegetarian in a product that it’s healthy for us. Most veggie chips are actually very similar to normal, old fashioned potato chips when we look at the ingredients. They contain unhealthy amounts of salt, sodium and trans fats. But still, you’re probably thinking that because they have vegetables in them, they’re still good for you. Unfortunately, veggie chips contain a minimal dose of vegetables, therefore the nutritional value isn’t as high as you might hope.

 Whole wheat bread

Most people will tell you it’s a healthy substitute and much better than the normal kind. When it comes to nutritious, the difference is barely noticeable. Whole wheat bread has the same amount of fiber as white bread and the ones you find in stores most of the time are filled with sugar of high fructose corn syrup to give it a better flavor.

 Dried fruit

While normal fruit is good for you, the dry version of it is its unhealthy cousin. When a fruit is dried out, it loses all of its water and then the sugar to water ratio is drastic, which makes it bad for you as you will not feel as full from eating a dried fruit than you would from eating the normal kind.

 Gluten free snacks

Becoming something of a trend lately, gluten free snacks are more and more popular with people. But what’s important to remember is that gluten is only bad for you if you’re allergic to it. If you’re thinking you’re going to lose weight by not eating gluten, don’t waste your time. Those snacks are still filled with calories and sugar which isn’t really good for a weight loss.

 Deli meat

Lean meat is a great source of protein but the deli version of it is anything but healthy. A lot of deli meat is filled with sugar, dyes, and such a high level of salt that it’s alarming to think what it will do to your blood sugar.

 Low-fat salad dressings

When we see the word low-fat we automatically think it will be good for our diet. However, just because something is low-fat that doesn’t mean it’s not filled with things that are bad for you. Because when the fat is drained from the product, it has a terrible taste and that’s why manufacturers add salt, sugar and artificial coloring to make it more appealing, but certainly not healthier.

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