- Hot Dogs
Hot dogs and similar smoked and salted meat contain lots of preservatives. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine compared the effects of eating hot dogs to the effects of smoking cigarettes.
If you’re not convinced yet, you should know that hot dogs are high in sodium and toxins that increase your risk of cancer.
- Potato Chips
All deep fried food contains a dangerous substance called acrylamide. Potato chips are no exception.
Acrylamide increases the risk of colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and rectum cancer. So avoid the potato chips or make a healthier version at home.
- Salad Dressings
Salad dressings are full of sugar, artificial colors, and high fructose corn syrup. Once you drown your salad in this nutritional disaster, you might as well eat a bag of potato chips or a hot dog instead.
Drop the salad dressings, and use lemon juice, apple cider vinegar with some olive oil for a healthy salad dressing.
- Artificial Sweeteners
No, these are no better than sugar. In fact, they’re often worse. Artificial sweeteners might contain fewer calories, but they can still increase the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome.
You may not have noticed but many sugar-free gums contain aspartame, which is considered the most dangerous substance in the world. Sugar has healthy alternatives such as honey, maple syrup or stevia.