Store-bought frozen meals include a lot of salt and preservatives, but they're convenient for last-minute dinners.
These fizzy drinks are called "diet" but include colors, bisphenol A (BPA), aspartame, and other artificial sweeteners.
Refined white sugar intake increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and others. Honey and agave syrup are better options.
Energy drinks are popular for a fast boost when you're sluggish and coupled with alcohol to prevent exhaustion when socializing.
Fried chicken, calamari, fries, and other high-fat, salt, and sugar foods stress our bodies, putting them at risk of inflammation and other diseases.
Restaurant desserts often have large portions of fat, sugar, and calories. Skip them or share with the family—they're bad for you.
Frozen pizzas are high in salt and artificial ingredients, but they contain less calories than local pizza. If you can't resist, bake pizza from home using whole-wheat dough.
Most fruit-flavored yogurts are sweetened with sugar and contain little fruit. They also use artificial food colorings or concentrated liquids.
Processed white bread's high glycemic index raises blood sugar. Diabetes, heart disease, and obesity may result.
Beware of packaging language. Most commercial fruit juices include fiber-free fruit and high fructose corn syrup.
Processed meats include hazardous saturated fats, nitrates, and nitrites. At high temperatures, nitrates and nitrites form carcinogenic nitrosamines.