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10 Foods You Should Only Enjoy in Moderation


Food is nourishment, but the world of food can be a dangerous place if we’re not conscious of what we put into our bodies. We are constantly bombarded with messages of what is healthy and what is not. Food marketers are always looking for ways to get us to eat packaged food. A recent trend has been labeling food “natural” or “low fat” and “low sugar”. You can commonly see this with foods such as candy. A high sugar product is marketed as low in fat to trick consumers into thinking it is a healthier food.

Sometimes the worst foods for us are the most delicious. According to food experts, the key to eating healthy is having these treats in moderation. If you totally restrict foods, you may find you crave it even more. Here are the 10 worst foods that you may want to consider cutting out of your diet or at least enjoying in moderation…

1. Theater Popcorn

One of the worst snacks you can buy at the theater is the popcorn. Unfortunately it is also delicious and addictive. It seems like you can go through a whole large bag of it before the previews are even over. A medium bag of popcorn, with butter topping, has more than 50-percent of your daily recommended calories.

Popcorn can be an amazing snack, if you cook it with an air popper and add a bit of olive oil and sea salt instead of buttery topping for a lower calorie snack that’s not only cheaper, but healthier as well. And, if you’re hoping to add some protein to your movie snack, mix in some raw nuts (i.e., almonds, walnuts, and peanuts) into your bowl and munch away!

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