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      By Tiffany Gagnon Men's Fitness

      They may taste good, and appear somewhat harmless, but if you value your health, step away from these chemical-laced, high-sugar foods.

      Your diet is an incredibly powerful thing. As you’ve adapted yours, you’ve most likely seen positive changes in how you look and feel. On the flip side, you also know what your body feels like when it's running on chemical-laden, high-fat foods. And while you generally know what to avoid, some of the worst offenders aren’t so obvious. That's why we've enlisted the help of New York City-based dietitian Tanya Zuckerbrot M.S., R.D., who's helped us compile a short list of foods that should never make it past your lips.

      1) Farmed Salmon
      Salmon is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. It’s particularly high in omega-3 fatty acid, which can help lower triglyceride levels and blood pressure. Salmon also contains energy-boosting B vitamins and vitamin D, which is found naturally in very few foods. The problem with the farmed variety of the fish: “Farmed salmon is higher in contaminants and contains more saturated fat and more sodium compared to wild salmon," explains Zuckerbrot. "So opt for wild salmon when possible and you’ll also get more potassium, calcium, and iron.”

      2) Conventionally-Grown Apples
      Apples make the perfect on-the-go snack, but grab the wrong kind and you'll be ingesting a bit more than you bargained for. The average conventionally grown apple is covered in more pesticide residue than any other fruit or vegetable in the grocery store, according to an Environmental Working Group report. Opt for organic apples if you can.

      3) White Chocolate
      Don’t get your chocolates twisted. Dark chocolate is one of the healthiest superfoods out there, but the white stuff doesn’t even come close to providing health benefits. A three-ounce serving contains a whopping 50 grams—that's more than 12 teaspoons' worth—of sugar. “Overconsumption of sugar can have health consequences, like obesity and tooth decay," notes Zuckerbrot. "Swap white chocolate for a one-ounce piece of dark chocolate, which has been shown to have heart health benefits.”

      4) Food Coloring
      Food coloring is sneaky. Unless you’re eating whole foods 24/7, it’s likely that you’re downing some dye here and there. “Not only have food dyes been linked to hyperactivity, artificial food coloring is also a red flag that a food may be nutritionally lacking," says Zuckerbrot. "Far better are natural additives, like beetroot powder or paprika, which are used to enhance the color of food.”

      5) Creamy Salad Dressing
      You should be eating salads every day, but one shake of creamy Caesar dressing and that good nutrition gets buried under a mountain of crap—not to mention, the calorie count for your healthy meal or snack just doubled. “These dressings contain a smorgasbord of preservatives, like MSG, food dyes, and ingredients that keep these mass-produced products creamy and fresh for long periods of time," says Zuckerbrot. "Instead, stick to olive oil and balsamic or red wine vinegar to keep your salads chemical- and cream-free.”

      6) Fried Chicken
      Chicken is an excellent source of protein, making it one of the best muscle-building foods. But once you toss that baby in a fryer, you turn a fat-burning all-star into a waistline-expanding food that will put you at risk for serious heart problems. “One measly piece of fried chicken adds about 10 grams of fat to your diet, and a high-fat diet has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease," says Zuckerbrot. "Instead of frying your chicken, save yourself nine grams of fat by baking it in the oven and squeezing lemon on top for an extra burst of flavor.”

      Source: http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition...t-in-your-body
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      1. pyrobatt's Avatar
        pyrobatt -
        Originally Posted by The Press View Post
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        By Tiffany Gagnon Men's Fitness

        They may taste good, and appear somewhat harmless, but if you value your health, step away from these chemical-laced, high-sugar foods.

        Your diet is an incredibly powerful thing. As you’ve adapted yours, you’ve most likely seen positive changes in how you look and feel. On the flip side, you also know what your body feels like when it's running on chemical-laden, high-fat foods. And while you generally know what to avoid, some of the worst offenders aren’t so obvious. That's why we've enlisted the help of New York City-based dietitian Tanya Zuckerbrot M.S., R.D., who's helped us compile a short list of foods that should never make it past your lips.

        1) Farmed Salmon
        Salmon is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. It’s particularly high in omega-3 fatty acid, which can help lower triglyceride levels and blood pressure. Salmon also contains energy-boosting B vitamins and vitamin D, which is found naturally in very few foods. The problem with the farmed variety of the fish: “Farmed salmon is higher in contaminants and contains more saturated fat and more sodium compared to wild salmon," explains Zuckerbrot. "So opt for wild salmon when possible and you’ll also get more potassium, calcium, and iron.”

        2) Conventionally-Grown Apples
        Apples make the perfect on-the-go snack, but grab the wrong kind and you'll be ingesting a bit more than you bargained for. The average conventionally grown apple is covered in more pesticide residue than any other fruit or vegetable in the grocery store, according to an Environmental Working Group report. Opt for organic apples if you can.

        3) White Chocolate
        Don’t get your chocolates twisted. Dark chocolate is one of the healthiest superfoods out there, but the white stuff doesn’t even come close to providing health benefits. A three-ounce serving contains a whopping 50 grams—that's more than 12 teaspoons' worth—of sugar. “Overconsumption of sugar can have health consequences, like obesity and tooth decay," notes Zuckerbrot. "Swap white chocolate for a one-ounce piece of dark chocolate, which has been shown to have heart health benefits.”

        4) Food Coloring
        Food coloring is sneaky. Unless you’re eating whole foods 24/7, it’s likely that you’re downing some dye here and there. “Not only have food dyes been linked to hyperactivity, artificial food coloring is also a red flag that a food may be nutritionally lacking," says Zuckerbrot. "Far better are natural additives, like beetroot powder or paprika, which are used to enhance the color of food.”

        5) Creamy Salad Dressing
        You should be eating salads every day, but one shake of creamy Caesar dressing and that good nutrition gets buried under a mountain of crap—not to mention, the calorie count for your healthy meal or snack just doubled. “These dressings contain a smorgasbord of preservatives, like MSG, food dyes, and ingredients that keep these mass-produced products creamy and fresh for long periods of time," says Zuckerbrot. "Instead, stick to olive oil and balsamic or red wine vinegar to keep your salads chemical- and cream-free.”

        6) Fried Chicken
        Chicken is an excellent source of protein, making it one of the best muscle-building foods. But once you toss that baby in a fryer, you turn a fat-burning all-star into a waistline-expanding food that will put you at risk for serious heart problems. “One measly piece of fried chicken adds about 10 grams of fat to your diet, and a high-fat diet has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease," says Zuckerbrot. "Instead of frying your chicken, save yourself nine grams of fat by baking it in the oven and squeezing lemon on top for an extra burst of flavor.”

        Source: http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition...t-in-your-body
        Nutritional misinformation. I wake up to this :(
      1. asooneyeonig's Avatar
        asooneyeonig -
        im from the south, i will never not eat fried chicken. in fact, i think im going to go to KFC and have the buffet for lunch. ya. that sounds super om nom nom.
      1. rphash49's Avatar
        rphash49 -
        Originally Posted by pyrobatt View Post

        Nutritional misinformation. I wake up to this :(
        Serious question: what part is misinformation and why?

        I do avoid white chocolate, food coloring and fried foods like the plaque.

        I will say I do eat farm raised salmon because it's cheaper and I do eat apples but I always wash them first.
      1. pyrobatt's Avatar
        pyrobatt -
        Originally Posted by rphash49 View Post

        Serious question: what part is misinformation and why?

        I do avoid white chocolate, food coloring and fried foods like the plaque.

        I will say I do eat farm raised salmon because it's cheaper and I do eat apples but I always wash them first.
        Why do you avoid these things is a better question?

        Food coloring has no problem going through us. Are you alergic?

        Fried food should only be avoided if the calories and fat don't fit in your diet.

        Sugar is not to be feared. White chocolate is not even chocolate anyway.

        Salmon is cheap. Organic,fresh fished,whatever doesn't matter.
      1. pyrobatt's Avatar
        pyrobatt -
        Originally Posted by asooneyeonig View Post
        im from the south, i will never not eat fried chicken. in fact, i think im going to go to KFC and have the buffet for lunch. ya. that sounds super om nom nom.
        WITH YOU THERE! fried potato wedges!
      1. ThaGerGuy3000's Avatar
        ThaGerGuy3000 -
        "Apples make a perfect on-the-go snack"
        Yeah love the massive amounts of protein I get from those.
        Also never eating salmon unless it is wild caught is pretty damn stupid.
        Obviously food coloring is not gonna be helpful but also the last thing you should care about.
        And why should I eat slad everyday?
        The rest seems legit to avoid 6 days out of 7 but "never" is just stupid..

        So yeah.. avoid fried food and wash your apples with hot water.
      1. asooneyeonig's Avatar
        asooneyeonig -
        1)sure more contaminants are bad. but sodium being an issue? well dont salt the crap out of everything and problem solved. and saturated fats have a purpose in the body. yes too much can be harmful in the long run but too much water can kill you too. so should you avoid water?

        2)like apples are a make it or break it point for your diet. wash the fruit, problem solved. or eat other fruits.

        3)i have nothing to say about this one

        4)seems like majoring in the minors but ok.

        5)another major in the minoring thing. if salad dressing destroys your diet than your diet sucks ass to start with.

        6)OMG!! 10 grams of fat. wow. seeing as how i eat about 50% of my calories from fat, compete in 2 sports with one of them being a weight class type sport i dont see the issue. 10 grams is a drop in the bucket and more majoring in the minors. for informational sake, i take in at around 150grams of fat a day. some days as high as 200.
      1. ThaGerGuy3000's Avatar
        ThaGerGuy3000 -
        Fried stuff tends to have medium carbs and fat, that is reason enough to avoid it in my eyes.
        I want high protein medium fat no carbs.
        But that's me. Still I think fried stuff should bw avoided most times.
        And who the fuc.k eats white chocolate and expects it to be good in a diet??
      1. I know's Avatar
        I know -
        Listen fat guys. If you wanna be fat and not get the gals then eat your fried food and buffets. But don't fill up the comment section with your ignorance
      1. asooneyeonig's Avatar
        asooneyeonig -
        i eat fried foods and buffets. i weigh 195 with 15% bodyfat. thats not fat at all.

        this is going to sound real douche like, you must be an aspiring bodybuilder that is constantly chasing the 6 pack. well hate to bust your bubble, but plenty of people workout and get strong and big are not fat along with eating buffets and fried food.
      1. I know's Avatar
        I know -
        Originally Posted by asooneyeonig View Post
        i eat fried foods and buffets. i weigh 195 with 15% bodyfat. thats not fat at all.

        this is going to sound real douche like, you must be an aspiring bodybuilder that is constantly chasing the 6 pack. well hate to bust your bubble, but plenty of people workout and get strong and big are not fat along with eating buffets and fried food.
        15%. Lol. You are FAT

        Have you begun prepping for your double bypass. Keep eating your fried food and clogging up your arteries. You FATTY
      1. pyrobatt's Avatar
        pyrobatt -
        Originally Posted by I know View Post

        15%. Lol. You are FAT

        Have you begun prepping for your double bypass. Keep eating your fried food and clogging up your arteries. You FATTY
        I am a bodybuilder. I have been 6% bodyfat and I have been 25% . Fried foods don't make you fat. 15% is within healthy range. You sir are probably the reasons people are more worried about having a visible 6pac and less about lifting heavy and putting on quality size. You go ahead and keep your waist line while my legs dwarf yours.
      1. I know's Avatar
        I know -
        Pryo you fatty

        I'm the whole package

        Abs legs I got it all.

        I will out lift you any day of the week.

        Power is my game

        So go clog your arteries with trans fat. You fried food Junkie

        I'll keep eating my baked food while looking awesome.
      1. pyrobatt's Avatar
        pyrobatt -
        Originally Posted by I know View Post
        Pryo you fatty

        I'm the whole package

        Abs legs I got it all.

        I will out lift you any day of the week.

        Power is my game

        So go clog your arteries with trans fat. You fried food Junkie

        I'll keep eating my baked food while looking awesome.
        Lol. Troll.
      1. asooneyeonig's Avatar
        asooneyeonig -
        Originally Posted by I know View Post
        15%. Lol. You are FAT

        Have you begun prepping for your double bypass. Keep eating your fried food and clogging up your arteries. You FATTY
        you might want to get an education. fat doesnt clog arteries, chronically high carbs do. your information is about 150yrs outdated. you acting like a troll too. so between ignorance and trolling i wouldnt expect people to take you too seriously.
      1. McCrew530's Avatar
        McCrew530 -
        Originally Posted by I know View Post
        Pryo you fatty

        I'm the whole package

        Abs legs I got it all.

        I will out lift you any day of the week.

        Power is my game

        So go clog your arteries with trans fat. You fried food Junkie

        I'll keep eating my baked food while looking awesome.
        There is s fine line between satire and being a troll. Part of that line is knowing when to stop.
        That being said there is no better food than home made fried chicken with apple coleslaw. Some times you just need a little soul food. Its all about moderation
      1. mountainman33's Avatar
        mountainman33 -
        Let's just toss this all up to being another useless Men's Fitness article as usual....
      1. I know's Avatar
        I know -
        Trans fat and saturated fat raises LDL


        Monostaurated fat is healthy fat

        Know the difference

        Carbs consumed with healthy fat prevents a insulin spike

        You are the fat troll

        Eat a carrot fatty
      1. I know's Avatar
        I know -
        Trans fat and saturated fat raises LDL


        Monostaurated fat is healthy fat

        Know the difference

        Carbs consumed with healthy fat prevents a insulin spike

        You are the fat troll

        Eat a carrot fattyaa
      1. officefat's Avatar
        officefat -
        unless we cite data, its just our opinion.

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