In today’s health-conscious world, people have begun actively checking if what they eat is healthy and helpful to the body. Some of these foods are promoted as healthy when in fact they are not helpful at all to the body. We eat them assuming they have essential nutrients and are healthy for our bodies. Some of these foods are foods we have been consuming for years without knowing that they are harmful; that they do more harm than good to us. However, we need to be careful about what we consume, as we may be harming ourselves unknowingly.
Foods such as vegetable oils, margarine, non-organic and canned foods form part of our daily diets, yet they contain harmful compounds and chemicals that may harm us in the long term. To check which food is healthy and which one is detrimental to our body, we simply need to check the ingredients in the particular food we are buying, or how they are grown in the case of fresh produce. We should be careful when purchasing anything for consumption, and should be aware of what various chemicals do to our bodies. This includes actively researching any ingredient in food that you are not sure of so that you take only healthy stuff.
More and more foods are being manufactured with chemicals, either to improve flavor or to ensure the production cost is as little as possible. Animals and crops are being reared and grown respectively using chemicals so that they mature in the least time possible, and are ready for the market in a few months.
In this article, I will explain in detail nine common foods that we eat but are very unhealthy. This list does not exhaust all the foods we should avoid, but it gives the nine most common ones used by almost everyone.