The 9 Most Dangerous Health Foods

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jun 03, 2014

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Yes foods can be dangerous too. Surprised? Don't be. These foods can be dangerous at times and may need special attention when adding them to your diet.
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    Dangerous

    Foods are supposed to be healthy and safe however there are some foods that can be dangerous for our health under certain circumstances. Here are the foods you must be a little careful about. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Fish

    Fish is also prone to containing harmful pesticides, chemicals, hormones, and other additives. Follow the same defrosting rules you use for meat. The safe ways: in a resalable bag or container in the fridge; in a sealed bag and submerged in cold water (changing the water every 30 minutes); or microwave. Do not thaw on the counter; the warmer temperatures of your kitchen can cause bacteria to multiply. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Dried Fruit

    Dried fruits pack huge amount of calories as these are dense then fresh fruits. With over 400 calories per cup serving, the calories will add up fast when you’re eating dried fruit. It is recommended to reach for fresh or frozen fruits instead. You’ll be able to eat a larger, more satisfying serving for fewer calories and feel fuller from the fluids. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Protein Bars

    Protein bars appear to be a healthy snack alternative, 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. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Meat

    Beef, pork, and poultry, are all potential dangers when it comes to additives, chemicals, pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, and drugs.  The problem is heightened due to the fact that many pesticides are fat-soluble; which means that they are absorbed by, and accumulate in the fatty tissue of animals, which you then consume. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Eggs

    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 yolks are firm. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Bran Muffins

     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 the muffins. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Dairy

    Dairy products make great health food but we must avoid unpasteurized milk, which can transmit serious infectious diseases. Especially at risk: those with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, young children, and the elderly. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Sushi

    A single sushi roll can pack as much as 500 calories, because they’re tightly packed and look small. To skip this high calorie, avoid any roll that is deep fried or includes shredded cheese, cream cheese, or spicy mayo sauce. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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    Yogurt

    Yogurt in any form is a great source of calcium and vitamin D. But several brands have every bit 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. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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