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Worst Foods for Your Body and Skin

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It's kind of scary to think about all the bad foods we eat and the potential harm we are doing to ourselves, just by choosing to eat certain things. Many of the worst foods we can consume are for the sake of convenience sadly. Maybe it's time that people wake up and realize that we shouldn't be exchanging our health for the sake of having a fast or easy, convenient meal. I'm not saying that people should stop eating these types of food completely. Some people may not be able to completely do that. But, at least think about the choices you make when consuming food and if you do eat or drink foods that are unhealthy for your body, please try to at least cut back on the amount you take in. The more bad foods you consume, the more likely you will have health and skin problems arise. With that said, here are the worst foods you can eat and why:

Soda/Soft drinks

The average 12oz can supplies 10 teaspoons of sugar, which contribute to obesity, tooth decay and diabetes. Most supply preservatives, sodium, sulphites, tons of calories, and some provide caffeine.  Studies have linked soda to osteoporosis, obesity, tooth decay and heart disease. Plus, drinking all that sugar will likely suppress your appetite for healthy foods, which pave the way for nutrient deficiencies. Also, soda is not good for the skin, all that sugar and caffeine suck the life out of your skin. Water and lots of it is always the best choice to hydrate your body and your skin.If you think 'diet' drinks are a better option, they're not. Most artificial sweeteners used in these drinks have been linked with cancer. And they still contain the other toxins of course.

Anything with transfats  (hydrogenated vegetable oil)

The problem arises when man takes the seed into the factory and changes it into something unnatural and extremely unhealthy. By the time man has finished, most refined oils are highly toxic and full of transfats.  Includes margarines, most cooking oils, many burgers, many packaged foods, especially baked goods such as biscuits, cakes, crisps, crackers, etc.The label should state whether the product contains hydrogenated vegetable oils. Transfats clog your arteries, raise LDL cholesterol, lower good HDL cholesterol, and increase risk of heart disease.Anything that is not natural is not good for your skin or your body. Putting artificial ingredients into the body is risky to your health and to the condition of your skin.

Bacon and other 'processed mystery meats'

Called 'mystery meats' because it's anybody's guess what some of these processed meats actually contain. Full of nitrites and nitrates, fat and salt. Nitrates are harmless, but can convert to nitrite, which can form nitrosamines, which are a powerful cancer causing chemical.


Refined flour, refined oil and refined sugar. Doughnuts will upset blood sugar balance, and give a quick 'high' followed by a 'low' - before you know it you're hungry again and reaching for another one, and a soft drink to wash it down! Any refined foods, all refined carbs are to blame for bad skin and acne. A steady diet of refined foods can lead to a hormonal cascade, that can then lead to acne or other skin problems.

French fries

Contain saturated fat, or worse, hydrogenated vegetable oil, and salt. The heat of deep frying destroys the vitamin C naturally found in potatoes.Anything that is fried or cooked with high heat has the issue of acrylamide, which has been shown to cause cancer and neurotoxic effects in animal studies, and damage to the nervous system in humans.Acrylamide is formed when high carbohydrate foods are cooked at high temperatures.


Again, these are what I call "fake" sugars, artificial and created by man.Sweeteners such as Aspartame, Acesulfame-K and Saccharin have been linked with cancer.Preservatives such as BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole), which is considered to be possibly carcinogenic to humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer Institute. The State of California has listed BHA as a carcinogen.Flavour enhancers, such as Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) - can lead to headaches, burning sensations on the skin and tightness in the chest.Anytime we ingest something artificial we run the risk of creating health problems.

Microwaved foods

Recent research has shown that microwave oven-cooked food suffers severe molecular damage. When microwaved food is eaten it causes abnormal changes in human blood and immune systems. This is kind of scary to think about! If microwaved food causes human blood and our immune system to change, what is doing to the rest of our body? Is our skin, brain, heart and other organs essentially changing because of the amount of microwaved food we consume?


Mark Cruz
Posted on Feb 4, 2012
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