Top 3 Foods to Eliminate for a Healthier Lifestyle

We all say we want to live a healthier lifestyle, but how many of us actually do it? Many strive to eat more fruits and vegetables in order to shed pounds and improve overall health, but many would also agree that it is easier said than done. Temptation lurks everywhere, from TV to radio to social media; there seems to be no escape from the lure of unhealthy foods that just taste so good. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “If it were easy, everyone would be doing it.” That is absolutely true. To transform your body and your improve health, start by eliminating these 3 foods from your diet!

Fast Food

One of life’s many conveniences is fast food. You simply walk up to the register, place your order, and receive a full meal for a relatively low price. You could even stay in your car if you like and drive up to the window to get your bacon cheeseburger. While convenient, fast food is a front runner in the leading causes of obesity. Here are some fast food facts:

  • Aspartame, MSG, and high fructose corn syrup are key ingredients in fast food, which may be addictive and damaging to your health
  • Many fast food meals contain your entire day’s worth of calories, using up your daily calorie allowance in just one meal
  • Impaired reaction times were reported as a result of five days of fast food consumption according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Diet Soda

Diet soda is advertised as having zero calories but is still highly detrimental to your health. Many people choose diet soda as a healthy alternative when actually it:

  • Can erode your tooth enamel
  • May lead to kidney problems
  • May increase the chances of stroke and heart disease

To avoid such health complications, drink more water or even fresh juice instead of an unhealthy carbonated beverage.

Bacon

Americans love bacon; in fact, Americans eat 18 pounds of the stuff per year! Bacon is increasingly used in trendy food items such as bacon-covered donuts and bacon-wrapped shrimp or chicken, but it may contain several ingredients that are bad for your health, such as artificial sweeteners and nitrates. You should also know: 

  • Thirty milligrams of cholesterol are in one ounce of bacon
  • The nitrates processed in bacon may lead to cancer and chronic pulmonary disease
  • Bacon is full of calories and saturated fat

Cutting these three foods out of your diet can help you boost your overall health. The health risks they pose are clear and continue to endanger millions of Americans today. If you are looking to transform your body, transforming your diet along with adopting a rigorous exercise routine are the keys to accomplishing your goal.

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