Beef, pork and poultry are all potential dangers when it comes to additives, chemicals, pesticides, antibiotics, hormones and drugs. Meat is a problematic edible because many pesticides are fat-soluble; which means that they get absorbed by and accumulate in the fatty tissue of animals.
Dried fruits pack huge amount of calories as these are dense in comparison with fresh fruits. With over 400 calories in one cup serving, the calories will add up fast when you’re eating dried fruits. It is recommended that you consume fresh or frozen fruits instead. You’ll be able to eat a larger, more satisfying serving for fewer calories and feel fuller from fluids.
The more Salmonella bacteria present in an egg, the higher your chances of getting sick. That’s why it’s important to refrigerate eggs (on a shelf, not in the fridge door) as soon as you get back from the supermarket. Cook till the yolks are firm.
Fish is also prone to accumulating harmful pesticides, chemicals, hormones, and other additives. Follow the same defrosting rules you follow for meat. Some safe ways of defrosting include keeping them in a resalable bag or container in the fridge, in a sealed bag, submerged in cold water (changing the water every 30 minutes) or putting it in the microwave. Do not thaw on the counter; the warmer temperatures of your kitchen can cause bacteria to multiply.
Protein bars appear to be a healthful snack, but they often contain over twice the amount of fat and carbs as a brownie. To avoid needless calories, look for options that have less calories and fat, and supply more fiber.
Dairy products make great health boosters, but we must avoid unpasteurized milk, which can transmit serious infectious diseases. Those with a weakened immune system, pregnant women, young children, and the elderly are especially at risk.
A single sushi roll can pack as many as 500 calories because they’re tightly packed and look small. To skip consuming these many calories, avoid any roll that is deep fried or includes shredded cheese, cream cheese or spicy mayo sauce.
Yogurt in any form is a great source of calcium and vitamin D. But, several brands have as much sugar and fat as a jelly-donut. Make sure you’re only buying the good stuff by choosing plain, low-fat versions. Flavor them on your own with fruit and honey. And go Greek whenever possible. Plain Greek yogurt offers twice as much protein and half the amount of carbs as the traditional type.
A regular bran muffin has over 400 calories coming from sugar and refined flour and up to 15 grams of fat. Switch to low-fat options to reduce the risk posed by bran muffins.