Monday, September 17, 2007

this came in my email today;

7 Foods U Should NEVER Eat!
> > By Jaclyn Johnson
> > Staff Writer
> >
> > There will always be those fattening foods that are easy to
> >make, easy to get, and easy to crave. You think 'OK, I know this is bad
> >but it can't be that bad!' Think again. Here are the top seven foods you
> >should never ever feed your family or yourself!
> >
> >
> > 1.Doughnuts
> >
> >
> >
> > It's hard to resist the smell of a Krispy Kreme doughnut, which
> >is why I never step foot in the store. Doughnuts are fried chock-full of
> >sugar and white flour and loads of trans fat.
> >
> > According to the Krispy Kreme website, an average 3.5 ounce
> >sugar doughnut weighs in with about 400 calories and contains few other
> >nutrients besides fat. These sugary treats may satisfy your craving but
> >it won't satisfy your hunger as most of the calories come from fat.
> >
> > 'Eating a lot of refined sugar contributes to blood sugar
> >'swings' or extreme fluctuations,' eDiets Chief Nutritionist Susan Burke
> >said.
> >
> >
> > 2. Cheeseburger with fries
> >
> >
> >
> > The age-old classic may be delicious but think twice before
> >sinking your teeth into that Big Mac. The saturated fat found in cheese
> >burgers has been linked to heart attacks, strokes and some types of
> >cancer.
> >
> > 'In fact, fast-food portions are gargantuan, almost double the
> >calories per meal compared to 20 years ago,' Susan says. 'Twenty years
> >ago the average fast-food cheeseburger had about 300 calories. Today's
> >BK Whopper with cheese has 720. To burn the excess 420 calories, you'd
> >have to run for 40 minutes. For example, in 1985 a medium French fry had
> >240 calories, 2.4 ounces. Today's 'medium' is 6.9 ounces and 610
> >calories.
> >
> > 'This fast-food meal of cheeseburger and fries has way too many
> >calories and fat grams, not to mention grams of saturated fat, trans fat
> >and cholesterol and sodium.'
> >
> > Let's break down this meal. First, take the white-flour bun
> >(refined carbohydrates), then add some processed cheese (saturated fat
> >and trans fat, plus lots of additives and preservatives) and then top
> >off with fried red meat (cholesterol and saturated fats). And let's not
> >forget about the condiments such as the always fattening mayonnaise.
> >
> > Not sounding so appetizing anymore, huh? Oh, and let's not
> >forget about the infamous side dish. You cheeseburger will most likely
> >come with a side of French fries, which is sadly the most popular
> >vegetable dish in the U.S. Don't kid yourself, French fries are not
> >vegetables, they are extremely high in fat and contain a tiny amount of
> >nutrients.
> >
> > 3. Fried Chicken and Chicken Nuggets
> >
> >
> >
> > With the recent class-action lawsuit between The Center for
> >Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and KFC, the health risks posed by
> >fried foods are becoming more public. The CSPI is suing the food chain
> >for their use of cooking oil containing unhealthy trans fats. The
> >lawsuit seeks to order KFC to use other types of cooking oils and to
> >inform customers how much trans fats KFC's food contains.
> >
> > Foods cooked in highly heated oils (most notably partially
> >hydrogenated oil) have been known to cause cancer, weight gain and other
> >serious health risks if ingested regularly. A 10-piece chicken McNugget
> >from McDonald's has 420 calories, 24 grams of fat and 1120 milligrams of
> >sodium. One Extra Crispy Chicken Breast from KFC has around 420 calories
> >and eight grams of saturated fat. So unless you want to super size
> >yourself, it's best to make a clean break with fried foods.
> >
> >
> > 4. Oscar Mayer's Lunchables
> >
> >
> >
> > Sure they are convenient and easy, but boy are they unhealthy!
> >These kid-marketed lunches are loaded with saturated fat and sodium.
> >They usually contain highly processed meats and cheeses, white flour
> >crackers and sugary treats. Lunchables get two-thirds of their calories
> >from fat and sugar. And they provide lopsided nutrition since they
> >contain no fruits or vegetables.
> >
> > 'They insidiously promote obesity by making kids think that
> >lunch normally comes in a cellophane-wrapped box,' Susan says. 'Parents
> >are promoting their children's obesity by buying these items. They're
> >expensive, too. Pack a sandwich and save dollars and health.'
> >
> >
> > 5. Sugary Cereal
> >
> >
> >
> > Not all cereals are created equally. And while your kids might
> >beg for the latest cookie or marshmallow chocolate surprise cereals, it
> >is a safe bet they are about as healthy as a dessert. Keywords to look
> >out for are puffed, dyed and sweetened.
> >
> > Most kids' cereals are so highly processed they no longer look
> >like the grains they were originally made from. A healthy alternative is
> >oatmeal. Although, if you are buying pre-packaged oatmeal make sure to
> >check the label and see how much sugar it contains, you might be
> >surprised.
> >
> > 'A little sugar isn't a problem but when the first ingredient on
> >the box is sugar, then watch out,' she said. 'There is no fruit in Froot
> >Loops. But the unsweetened original Cheerios or Rice Krispies are fine,
> >and you can sweeten them naturally with blueberries and strawberries.'
> >
> >
> > 6. Processed Meats.
> >
> >
> >
> > What falls under the category of processed meats? Hot dogs,
> >sausage, jerky, bacon, certain lunch meats and meats used in canned soup
> >products. Almost all processed meats have sodium nitrite added as a
> >preservative.
> >
> > A recent study conducted at the University of Hawaii found that
> >sodium nitrite can act as 'a precursor to highly carcinogenic
> >nitrosamines -- potent cancer-causing chemicals that accelerate the
> >formation and growth of cancer cells throughout the body.' So eliminate
> >these meats from your diet before they eliminate you!
> >
> >
> > 7. Canned soup.
> >
> >
> >
> > Sometimes regarded as a healthy food, soups can be very
> >deceiving. You must stay on your guard because many canned soups have
> >high levels of trans fats, sodium and artificial preservatives such as
> >MSG. Just one serving (which is roughly one cup) can have almost 1,000
> >milligrams of salt. Also, steer clear of soups that are cream-based,
> >they can be high in calories and fat.
> >
> > Susan says it is important to 'read labels from back to front.
> >Ignore the health claims, and instead focus on the ingredients and
> >serving size. Watch out for hydrogenated fat (trans fat) and sodium. If
> >you're buying bread to go with you soup, the first ingredient should be
> >whole grain -- either whole wheat, rye or other grain. If it just says
> >'wheat bread,' that doesn't mean whole wheat.'
> >
> > We all want our family to be healthy and happy, so steer clear
> >of these foods. Think it's difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle?
> >Think again! eDiets make it simple to find healthy foods with the
> >correct nutritional balance for you and your family. Our customized diet
> >plans will help you lose weight and feel great!

AFTER i had these within an hour;

of course it wasnt the whole box of donuts. i had to save some of them for my depressing nights to come. and it was half a can of the soup. but oh, the guilt :/

i am nadi; :] at 8:03 PM



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