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4 foods that harm

Four foods you should try and avoid for optimal health.

Foods That Harm
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1. Smoked and cured meats

From fancy charcuterie to complex canapes, pass on cured meats in any form – they’ve been linked to cancer, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and migraines. Plus, they’re packed with artery-clogging grease: as an example, most shop-bought sausages contain 20% fat!

2. Energy drinks

Stick to a cup of coffee for your afternoon boost. Seemingly harmless caffeinated beverages are often loaded with sugar – and the US FDA has received numerous reports linking certain energy drinks to possible heart attacks, convulsion and even death.

3. White rice

Skip the refined grains and go for whole: a 17% higher risk of diabetes is associated with eating five or more servings of white rice per week, compared with eating white rice less than once a month.

4. Low-fat peanut butter

When companies take out the fat, they have to add something back in to make peanut butter taste delicious. In this case, it’s extra sugar – and who wants that? Instead, spread regular, natural peanut butter on your sandwich for more of the good fats and protein without fake sweetness.



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