Useless and toxic: 6 products you shouldn't buy in US supermarkets
The maximum preparation for a trip to the supermarket includes a shopping list - it helps you decide what to buy and which departments to go to first. But there are so-called toxic foods that can end up in your shopping cart. What are these goods, the publication said MSN.
Among these products is a product that should always be avoided. It …
Store baked goods
Pre-packaged, processed baked goods as well as sweet treats that often entice you with the desserts you most likely loved as a child. This also applies to mini donuts, small muffins, pies. It is often hard to say no when walking past boxes filled with these desserts, which generally seem harmless. Most of them are small, can they really harm? But this pastry is nothing more than a nuisance.
If you look at the information on the back of the box, you will realize that these baked goods are the worst thing you can add to your grocery cart. Take Suzy Q's Hostess for example. Just one cake sandwich contains 290 calories, 13 g fat, 370 mg sodium, 31 g sugar, 2 g protein and 1 g fiber. These snacks are not only high in calories, but also rich in all unhealthy things, including fat, sodium and sugar.
If you read the list of ingredients several miles long, you will see that the main ingredient in these cakes is sugar, often followed by high fructose corn syrup. Just sugar, sugar and more sugar. Besides, it's a shame that there is practically no fiber here. If you eat something low in fiber, you will soon feel hungry again. And the more food a person consumes, the more calories he gets.
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“Many highly processed foods tend to lack the nutrients that cause satiety. In particular, it lacks lean protein, healthy fats and fiber, which are very important for saturating the body and satisfying hunger for a long time, ”said Tori Armul, spokesman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).
And it's no secret that there is a strong link between sugary foods and weight gain. So the next time you come for groceries, remember to ignore the baked goods - your waistline will thank you.
And this is not the only harmful product.
Soda - Crush Pineapple
In a 12-ounce (350 ml) can: 190 calories, 65 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrates, and 51 g sugar.
Ingredients: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, natural and artificial flavors, citric acid, sodium benzoate (preservative), acacia gum, two types of synthetic colors, brominated soybean oil.
Crush Pineapple debuted in 1906 with the classic orange flavor, and many other varieties now exist. However, the fruit-flavored pineapple version of soda is definitely the one to avoid.
Just take a look at the contents of the 12 oz pack. The drink contains 190 calories - almost 200 calories per small serving. What's even more astounding is the sugar content - there is a whopping 51 grams of sugar in the drink, which is more than if you ate five original Krispy Kreme glazed donuts.
Frozen Lunches Hungry-Man Double Chicken Bowl Boneless Fried Chicken
In one meal of this meal, you will get: 760 cal, 34 g fat (10 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 2090 mg sodium, 76 g carbohydrates (4 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 39 g protein.
Not all frozen meals are bad, but there are some frozen meals that are just awful. For example, this one. It consists of two fried chicken cutlets served with pasta and cheese.
And the fact that it contains over 2000 mg of sodium is simply scary. And when you consider the calories and fat, it becomes obvious: this frozen lunch should never go into your freezer.
Herr's Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips
Per serving: 1 calories, 150 g fat (9 g saturated), 2,5 mg sodium, 490 g carbohydrates (16 g fiber, 1 g sugar), 1 g protein.
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Herr's Salt and Vinegar Chips contain a whopping 490 mg of sodium per serving. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 2300 mg per day, but hopes most adults actually consume no more than 1500 mg per day. One serving of these chips is almost a third of the daily value. Potato chips also contribute to weight gain, so it's best to leave this snack option on the shelf.
Sweet flakes Golden Crisp
For 1 cup: 150 cal, 0,5 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 85 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrates (0 g fiber, 21 g sugar), 2 g protein.
With your favorite cartoon sugar bear on the box, it's hard to imagine that this cereal option is bad for your health. But the sugary cereals you ate on Saturday while watching cartoons are better left in your memories, not in the grocery basket.
The first ingredient listed on the Golden Crisp box is sugar, and the third is corn syrup, so you already know what one serving of cereal can do - it makes 21 grams of sugar.
Packaged: 250 cal, 2,5 g fat (2,5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 20 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrates (0 g fiber, 45 g sugar), 0 g protein.
Don't fall prey to products that grab your attention while queuing at the checkout. One pack of Skittles contains 250 calories and 45 g of sugar. These little candies are too easy to eat mindlessly, which is what makes them so dangerous. Aside from the first two harmful ingredients being sugar and corn syrup, one bag of candy contains just about every artificial food color you can think of.
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