Mar 23, 1832 days ago

8 FOODS EVERY TEEN SHOULD AVOID

8 Foods Every Teen Should Avoid …

We all know some Foods are healthier than others, but did you know there are a lot of foods you Should just straight-up Avoid? It’s true! There’s a long list of foods to avoid, from beverages to meats and more. Are your faves on my list? Keep reading! Her are 8 foods every teen should avoid.

1. SODA

It may taste good, and you may even feel addicted, but soda, even diet soda, is terrible for you. One bottle, which is actually two servings, not one, contains about 250 calories, most of which are from high fructose corn syrup. The diet varieties contain nasty chemicals that may cause cancer… and most dark-colored sodas are loaded with caffeine. With all those empty calories, gross chemicals, and jitters-inducing caffeine, this tops my list of foods to avoid.

2. CHIPS

Loaded with fat and sodium, along with dozens of weird preservatives, corn and potato chips are another food to avoid. They’ll destroy even the most conscientious diet, and since they’re often fried, may cause acne break-outs. Eww! If you must have chips, opt for the all-natural baked kind.

3. CANNED/BOXED FOOD

Check the nutrition label on that can of Spaghetti O’s or Hamburger Helper or Easy Mac and you’ll see why anything in a can or box is another food to avoid. They’re full of fat, sodium, and so many chemicals I can’t even pronounce! A good rule of thumb: if you can’t pronounce it, let alone figure out what it is, don’t eat it!

4. FAST FOOD

Did you know that one fast food value meal (burger, fries, drink) can contain as many calories as you’re supposed to eat in one whole day? Not to mention the high fat content, chemically-processed ingredients, and big potential for food-borne illnesses, like deadly e coli. Avoid fast food… and if you can’t, then opt for something a little healthier, like a salad without dressing or a grilled chicken sandwich without the mayo.

5. WHITE BREAD

This is an item people are usually surprised to see on a list of foods to avoid. It’s just bread, right? Nope. White bread is made with flour that’s been, literally, bleached. It’s leeched of nearly every nutrient, then packed with preservatives so it won’t spoil. Opt for natural whole-grain breads instead. They’re tastier, filled with valuable fiber, and aren’t bleached.

6. FROZEN ENTREES

Just like canned or boxed Foods. Most frozen entrees (TV dinners) are loaded with nasty chemicals and lots of fat and sodium. Some aren’t though, so be sure to check labels before you buy.

7. FRUIT «COCKTAIL»

Did you know that some fruit juice «cocktails» actually contain more sugar than soda? It’s true! Before you buy or drink, check out the label. On the front, if it says «fruit juice cocktail» rather than «juice,» that’s a bad sign. Also, look at the nutrition label on the side. If one of the ingredients is high fructose corn syrup, stay away. Opt for healthy 100% juice brands instead.

8. GROUND BEEF

Every time I hear of a deadly e coli outbreak, especially the ones that can be traced back to feces in ground beef, I shudder… how many people ate that poop-laden ground beef and didn’t get sick? A pound of ground beef can contain meat from an average of 55 different cows… and trust me, you do NOT want to know which parts they include in that meat! Buy a cut of beef and ask the butcher to grind it. At least you’ll know which part of the one cow it came from, and how the meat itself was handled, drastically reducing the chances you’ll be eating feces and e coli.

Gross! Now that you’re read my list of foods to avoid, will you ever eat them again? I know it’s hard to give up fast food, and soda tastes so good… but trust me, these are all Foods to Avoid!

Share "8 FOODS EVERY TEEN SHOULD AVOID" via

Recent Articles
  • Jun 21, 1013 days ago

    16 TIPS TO LOSE BELLY FAT

    How to lose belly fat is one of the most frequently-asked questions on the online fitness forums and social media platforms. What people need to know is that belly fat remains a common problem that men, women and even children ...

  • Mar 24, 1832 days ago

    The “Perfect Woman”

    One of the best qualities woman have is that they’re more conscious of their bodies and how they present themselves to the world. As a personal trainer who has trained women of all shapes and sizes, I am well aware ...

  • Mar 23, 1832 days ago

    TOP 42 WAYS TO LOSE BELLY FAT FAST

    This fantastic list of the Top 42 Ways to Lose Belly Fat Fast includes all the tips you need to lose that belly fat that’ve been bugging you for months or even years.  According to 2011 statistics, 90% of US adult population are not happy with their ...

  • Mar 23, 1832 days ago

    8 FOODS EVERY TEEN SHOULD AVOID

    We all know some Foods are healthier than others, but did you know there are a lot of foods you Should just straight-up Avoid? It’s true! There’s a long list of foods to avoid, from beverages to meats and more. Are your faves on my list? Keep reading! ...

  • Mar 23, 1832 days ago

    TOP 20 EXERCISES TO LOSE WEIGHT

    Effective Exercises to Lose Weight are an essential part of a healthy weight loss program.  And just as eating healthy is essential, it’s important to exercise as well, which is why you need to look for the Top Exercises to Lose Weight. The best ...

  • Mar 23, 1832 days ago

    23 BEST EXERCISES FOR A PERFECT BUTT

    Here are 23 of the best exercises for a perfect butt. Remember though you have to live a healthy lifestyle, with diet and exercise, to tighten up any part of your body, including your buns… so nibble a tasty celery ...

  • Mar 23, 1832 days ago

    TOP 20 WAYS TO TIGHTEN SKIN AFTER WEIGHT LOSS

    There are lots of ways to tighten skin after you lose weight, and many reasons to do so. And really, this is a good thing! I mean, you’ve done it! After months of making healthy lifestyle choices, you’ve lost weight. But even though you’re ...

  • Mar 15, 1841 days ago

    How The Body Ages…

    I have had read many book’s, articles and research on the aging process. The consensus is there is no such situation as aging. In the human body there is only growth and decay, and it’s up to you to decide ...

  • Mar 15, 1841 days ago

    Be More
    Do More

    “To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life,” wrote Robert Louis Stevenson in Familiar Studies of Men and Books. Simple as that goal may sound most of us get ...

  • Mar 15, 1841 days ago

    6 Ways to Run Efficiently and Faster while Avoiding Injury

    Running all out is good but running smarter is better. By focusing on the following small but important details in proper posture and running mechanics, you’ll not only conserve more energy, but avoid less pounding on your body, and fly ...