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We are often confused about what to include and remove from our diet. There are so many articles over the internet that confuse us about what is healthy and what is not. We’ve compiled a list of foods that are surely bad for your health and you should stop taking them immediately.

Artificial/Processed Sugar:

Added Sugar is one of the worst items that you can have in your diet. Consuming sugary items increase your insulin levels, degrade blood vessels, lead to excess secretion of uric acid and lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Sugary foods and drinks are the sole reason of weight gain and obesity.

Trans Fat

Well trans fat is responsible for increasing the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) and decreasing your good cholesterol (HDL), besides damaging your blood vessels. So next time you get a pack of fries and other processed foods, think again.

Hydrogenated Oils

Vegetable and seed oils are high in omega 6 fats. When used in moderate quantities it is quite healthy but a lot of use that create an imbalance between omega 6 and omega 3 fats leading to inflammation.

Refined Carbohydrates

Your favorite foods like white breads, chips, pasta and other such snacks are actually simple carbs that are digested quickly by body and increase your blood sugar contributing to weight gain and inflamed gut.

Processed Meat

These include sausage, bacon, ham, smoked meats and beef jerky which are all packed with harmful fats called as AGEs (advanced glycation end products). Other than this cooking them in high temperature can lead to inflammation in every cell of your body leading to diseases like colon cancer.

Alcohol

Well Alcohol on the list is disappointment to many people, me included. It is the perfect weekend gateway for everyone. But excessive alcohol consumption is not only bad for your liver it can even deteriorate your sexual and reproductive health.

Foods to consume instead

• Fruits like berries, grapes
• Leafy vegetables
• Avocados, olives
• High fiber carbohydrates and whole grains
• Nuts and legumes
• Dark chocolates
• Red wine (moderate quantities)
• Green and white tea

Try maintaining a healthy lifestyle, getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water and lowering stress levels. These things that reduce inflammation also leads to an improved overall health, so no worries.

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