5. French Fries
Put down the French fries! Unless they’ve been baked with olive oil on a pizza stone in your oven, (no, chances are those take out fries are not) I’m guessing that golden fried salty goodness you’re addicted to is thanks to unhealthy saturated fats, dangerous levels of sodium, and refined carbohydrates. Not only do processed and deep fried foods take a long time to digest, they weigh down your body, causing bloating and the inevitable fast food coma.
If you’re like most Americans, you’d be ashamed to raise a glass to the fact that you consume roughly 600 sodas a year. Loaded with refine sugar that turn to body fat almost instantaneously, sugary sodas cause a mood spike followed by a mood crash due to severely low blood sugar.
7. Snack Peanuts
Sure, it’s hard resist a salty handful of packaged peanuts at the pub. However, despite the protein contained within, it’s hard to find good in that grubby handful of salt and food additives, which lead to migraines, breathing difficulties, and sodium-infused bloating.
The idea is so habitual—grabbing a bagel at your local café on the way to the office. However, bagels, even the whole-wheat kind, are really not that healthy. The other breakfast favorite with the hole in the center is wrought with fast-burning carbohydrates, the kind that cause a quick spike in blood sugar and a dramatic sugar crash shortly after, which affects your focus, energy, and causes equally dramatic mood swings.