Close

Follow Lovin IE

These Are The Food Items That Health Experts Would NEVER Eat Or Drink

By Shirleydonlon

January 15, 2018 at 12:22pm

Share:

When it comes to eating healthy, it can be hard to stay on track when there are so many myths and different opinions about food.

Some people may regard a certain food as healthy, and another person might say it's the worst thing you could put in your body. 

However, according to Breaking News, there are some food and drinks that the food experts won't go near. 

Breakfast biscuits

Breakfastbiscuit

Founder of the Food Nutritionist, Jeraldine Curran said: "Consuming a packet of biscuits first thing in the morning means you start your day having consumed a total of three a half teaspoons of sugar."

"One serving [of Belvita's Breakfast Muesli biscuits, for example] contains 13g of sugar, which is over half the recommended daily intake of sugar."

Diet soft drinks

Dietcoke

Jeraldine said although diet drinks are often portrayed to be healthier than regular soft drinks, both contain sugar, even if they claim to be sugar-free.

She said: "The only way our bodies can deal with artificial sweeteners is to turn them into glucose and store them in our fat cells."

"There is a growing body of evidence to show drinking diet drinks increases your risk of heart failure, cause kidney problems, increases your risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes, along with increasing the size of your waist circumference and affecting the way we think and feel."

'Plastic' cheese

Plasticcheese

Frida Harju-Westman, nutritionist for health app Lifesum said: "I always avoid burgers that contain the plastic-looking 'American cheese'."

She added: "This typically highly processed cheese contains little calcium, but many additives, such as milk concentrate, fat, gelatine, salt, and even colouring. Processed American cheese also has high amounts of sodium, sometimes 480mg in a slice, which is the same amount you can find in some entire burgers."

Fat-free fruit yoghurts

Yoghurt2

Head of nutrition at Healthspan, Rob Hobson said: "These products contain a whopping amount of ingredients, offer little nutritionally, and do not help to keep you feeling full between meals."

He added: "Full-fat all the way here."

Yoghurt drinks

Yoghurtdrink

Nutritionist Rick Hay said: "Many of these are marketed as being healthy but are still loaded with sugar and the extra calories this sugar provides. The ones that contain fruit often have very little, and so often what you end up with is something that is quite sugary, with just a little fruit, if any at all."

He added: "They result in blood sugar spikes and cravings later in the day."

READ MORE: A Nutritionist Has Revealed The 'Laziest Ways' Of Losing Weight

Share:

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Get the best of your city straight to your inbox.

I'd like to receive news and exclusive offers from Lovin IE including competitions, products, commercial partners and activities. By submitting this form you agree to our T&Cs and our privacy policy