I recently received an email from Kimberly Snyder, celebrity nutritionist and author of The Beauty Detox, that listed the Top 5 most dangerous summer foods. And by “dangerous,” I mean to both your bikini as well as your long-term health. Of course, many of these foods are associated with beloved summer pastimes (i.e. picnics, ball games, beach bars), so those happy memories can lure you into scarfing them down– as carefreely as you did when you were seven. So maybe I’ll steel myself against those happy associations by planning to rock one of these….
Check out Kimberly’s suggestions below:
1. Fried Chicken
Made from conventional chicken laden with hormones and antibiotics, covered with gluten-containing breading and chemicals like MSG and salt, and fried in cheap, rancid oils, fried chicken is high in calories, fat, and other chemicals that can make you sick. Skip it altogether. Please, please just never eat fried chicken.
2. Deep-fried Cheese Sticks
Take cheese (loaded with fat, salt, hormones and antibiotics), bread it, and deep fry it. How does that even sound as if it might be “food”? Skip them and have some veggie sticks with hummus, instead.
3. Fish ‘n’ ChipsMany people select this as a “healthy” alternative in fast food, but it is anything but that. Fish serves as a sponge that mops up all of the toxic chemicals from the sea. Bread it in wheat flour (gluten) and fry it up, and you’re looking at an unhealthy meal. Avoid fish unless you know where it comes from, and opt for a salad instead.4. Pepperoni PizzaCheese and white flour combined with nitrosamine-containing salty processed meats, pizza is toxic and unhealthy. Why not try some brown rice or quinoa pasta with tomato sauce instead?5. Nachos
Corn chips loaded with cheese, meat and beans and then dipped in sour cream? Really?? Dairy, hamburger, salt, and GMO corn are just a few of the health issues associated with this high fat, high calorie snack. Instead, have some vegetable sticks dipped in salsa.
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