The Unhealthiest Foods On Store Shelves

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Grocery shopping is a treat as you get to pick out your favorite food items on the shelves and take them home. However, you need to exercise caution when buying stuff nowadays because they may contain harmful ingredients. The following are prime examples of unhealthy foods:

Genetically Modified Organisms

GMOs have caused controversy since they were brought to the attention of the public. These are crops that have been altered on a genetic level in order to produce certain effects. Some tweaks were done to make them more resilient to pests. Others were to increase yield for greater productivity. There are modifications to specific characteristics like size, color, and so on. Although the changes may seem beneficial on the surface, there are fears that this practice may have unintended consequences down the line. There are some studies claiming that these crops and the chemicals used for them trigger rapid tumor growth.

Processed Meats

Eating meat is already a touchy subject for many with plenty of arguments for and against it. However, the consumption of processed meats has no room for debate. Health-conscious individuals should definitely avoid these products as they contain preservatives that can be damaging to the body. Fresh meat tends to spoil quickly so manufacturers use nitrate compounds to make them last longer. These chemicals are known to increase the risk of cancer. If you don’t really need them, try to avoid canned goods as they are not good for you.

Soda Pop

It’s too easy to get addicted to sodas given their ubiquity and sweet taste. Everyone has probably tried them at some point and many have made a habit of drinking them every day. Their massive sugar content can lead to diabetes if taken regularly for a long period. They also have food chemicals and colorings that are not good for our health. In fact, the caramel color used in most of them has been linked to cancer. Try to find better alternatives when it comes to beverages such as plain water.

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