21. Boxed mac and cheese
When it comes to quick and easy meals, nothing comes close to boxed mac and cheese. When you were a kid, gulping down bowl after bowl was nothing. Now that you have passed the age-40 barrier, you should reconsider whether you want to go down memory lane and crack open another box. Ask yourself how natural anything in that box can be. It is a tasty meal, but it contains more than 30% of your daily recommended sodium intake.
The white pasta is also not doing your blood-sugar levels any favors. That is only the beginning. In order to get that cheesy flavor, a highly processed cheese flavoring is used. In most cases, a high concentration of phthalate is found in the powdered cheese. This is a substance that can cause some serious issues, including hormonal disruptions.