A pretty package and also ready-to-serve products make someone interested to buy it. But sometimes, we don’t consider the risk of the products to our health that are contained in it.
Below is the list of some products the you shouldn’t ever take and why.
#1 Bottled Green Tea
A recent study has shown that a bottled drink that’s said to be filled by green tea, in fact, nothing in common with it. Green tea is famous of its antioxidant; now how if in a cup of actual tea contains as many antioxidants as 20 bottles of this drink? Mostly, it consists of water and sugar, which is worse here than in soda. It would be better if you brew some real tea and take it with you.
Sausage, bacon, and th eother processed meat products provoke cancer, as The World Health Organization said. Nitrites contained within such foods transform into nitrosamines, potent carcinogens, in the bowels. Smoked meat may also contain benzopyrene, another carcinogenic substance. Buying a hunk of good meat, cooking it yourself, and it it with sandwiches would be safer.
#3 Foods With Fruit Additive
Fruit jam and sweet yogurts may look nice, but what’s really inside them are fruit fillings that are easy to produce and sell. Preservatives, flavorings, and thickeners prevent them from spoiling and mixing in with batter, and there’s precious little real fruit in them. Manufacturers even honestly write in the contents that there’s about 20-40% of fruit in such fillings. Better just throw a handful of fresh berries into your morning meal.
#4 Ready To Eat Salad
Bacteriologists warn that cut and packaged salad is the most dangerous food in a supermarket. It can still be home to harmful bacteria inducing intestinal disease, although the package may say it’s “ready to eat,”. They make their way from the soil and can’t be eradicated because salad isn’t thermally processed. Don’t forget to always wash any greens you but to stay on the safe side.
A supermarket bread is baked from chemically bleached flour (e.g., with benzoyl peroxide, also used to make explosions in movies). Such flour can be kept longer and is safe from insects, yet it’s of no real use either. Bread dough also has a flour treatment agentcontaining dough strengtheners, taste improvers, surfactants, etc. All these additives improve the dough quality and prolong the “best before” date, but does our body really need them? It is better to buy your bread in small bakeries where you can ask all about the manufacturing process.
#6 Ground Spices
Ground spices are easy to mix in with cheaper additives. For instance, cassia is often sold instead of cinnamon, and safflower instead of saffron. Just take whole spices, and grind them at home. Spices are better without sodium glutamate, a taste intensifier. It’s harmless but makes natural food flavors seem insipid if consumed regularly.
Eggs, vinegar, vegetable oil, and spices are the traditional ingredients to make mayonnaise. The stuff we buy in stores also has preservatives, food coloring, and stabilizers. “Light” mayonnaise contains less fat (35% instead of 50%), yet to preserve its taste and thickness, starch and sugar are added to it. The resulting calories are almost similar to regular mayo. This sauce isn’t healthy either way, but, if you like it, best prepare it at home.