In this day and age we, as consumers, need to be a lot more conscious of what we put in our mouths. We are living in an age of new scientific discovery, where scientists are regularly updating the public on what is healthy. At the same time a lot of myths are being debunked, and many widely believed notions are being challenged. To make matters worse, nearly everything outside of organic stores is genetically modified and packed with mystery hormones and chemicals.
Aside from GMO’s, there are a lot of other popular foods that we need to avoid in order to maximize our health. From packaged snacks for the busy, on-the-go mom, to powdered nutrients targeted to the “fit” consumer, there is a lot out there that can do more harm than good. Take a look at your average American for example, it’s tough to be impressed when the national obesity rate is 35%, and nearly 3 in 4 men are at considered to be at least overweight.
If getting that summer body isn’t enough of a motivation, consider your health as a whole. These convenient, and readily available, meals are often times packed with potentially dangerous chemicals in order to maximize their shelf life. This article sets out to point out 25 of the worst offenders, so that you can rid your pantry of these dangerous (yet common) foods and take a step towards a more healthy lifestyle.