Not everything that tastes nice must also be healthy. Here is a list of ten unhealthy foods that are worse than they appear to be.
Excessive sugar consumption is linked to diabetes, obesity, stress on liver, pancreas, and digestion, as well as increased risk of flu, cold, hormonal imbalance.
Soda is a major source of added sugar and caffeine, contributing to obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and inflammation.
Carbs are important, but opt for whole foods instead of refined grains like pasta, white bread, and muffins that can cause blood sugar spikes and increase diabetes risk.
Alcohol overconsumption leads to long-term health issues like liver cirrhosis/failure, tissue irritation and cancer susceptibility.
High-temperature fried foods can form carcinogen acrylamide. Potato crisps are high in fat and sodium causing blood pressure/cholesterol issues, and increasing risk of strokes/heart attacks.
Margarine has trans-fats that raise inflammation, bad cholesterol levels, and damage blood vessel walls. These fats are harmful as they cannot be processed by the body.
Canned soups are thought to be a healthy snack, but they are high in salt. Excess sodium consumption can lead to hypertension and heart attacks.
Doughnuts made with refined carbs and white sugar are unhealthy and high in trans-fats. Deep-frying and consuming them can spike cholesterol levels and damage heart vessels.
Processed meats contain high amounts of harmful sodium and nitrates, increasing the risk of colon cancer.
Avoiding any food starting with "instant" is a good wellness tip. Instant noodles have high amounts of sodium and MSG, which can be toxic to nerves and the reproductive system.