Food: In your crazy-busy schedule, cooking is not the most enjoyable thing ever. Often we try all the possible way to escape from cooking by using easily available products. They can be canned food, simple ingredients or even a salad dressing cream. But do you know these foods are actually affecting your health and disrupting your entire 'diet plan'. There are several products in our kitchen that are hurting our waistlines and taking a toll on our health.
List of products
Take a look at the list of few common kitchen ingredients that a lot of people still use despite knowing the side effects
Cheap vegetable oils
It is often suggested to cook in vegetable oils but do you know cheap oils like soybean; corn oil contains high amounts of pro-inflammatory omega-6 saturated fats. Instead of using these fats in your cooking, switch to avocado or coconut oil, which have both been shown to aid weight loss.
Cream of soups
That cream of soups look tempting and enticing but they are actually harmful for our health. It ruins all the nutrition that soup provides to our body. Vegetable oil, MSG, and more than 1,600 milligrams of sodium per cup—nope, not appetizing. If you’ve gotta use an ingredient like this, at least opt for an organic variety, like Amy’s Kitchen.
As much as we are telling you to avoid trusting all non- and low-fat foods, we’re not about to give a green light to something like heavy cream. Loaded with calories—about 50 per tablespoon or 800 per cup—heavy cream is basically a ticket on the fastest, non-stop train to Fatville.
Too much intake of water surely affects your health. As per reports one should take 37 grams of sugar in a day but often people take 82 grams which is way too unhealthy. Try to cut down sweet products and sugar for better health.
Regular use of Margarine can lead to obesity, diabetes heart disease and cancer. Margarine contains heart-harming that are pro-inflammatory. Grass-fed butter or less processed oils can turn out to be good alternative.
Sometimes ‘healthy’ desserts or smoothie recipes call for flavored yogurt. However, reduced-fat flavored yogurts are not a health food. Did you know that one container of flavored yogurt can have more sugar than a candy bar? So, next time you gulp a spoonful of flavored yogurt just remembers this.
Artificial food dyes, which many people use to color baked goods, are cause for concern and may have serious side effects—especially in children. They make you tempting but it has some serious health hazards. Instead of using artificial colours we should use natural sources of color like beet juice, red cabbage or paprika for colouring our dishes.
Artificial sweeteners are up to 700 times sweeter than natural sugar. The regular intake of artificial sweeteners leaves you craving for more sweets which ultimately results into more calorie intake.
Indians crave for white rice but it is one of the worst carbs ever. It is too-easily substituted to be tolerated. Switch to brown rice.
Fat free dairy products
Dairy products like cheese, cream cheese can affect your health in many ways. These high on calories food increase your fat and cholesterol which ultimately affects your heart.
Don't ever depend upon the canned veggies. These high on MSG product can cause stomach ache and indigestion even if you take small amount of it. Just a half cup of canned cut green beans contains 380-390 mg of sodium and it's way too hazardous.
Canned fruit might seem like an easy shortcut, but it’s just a quick route to belly fat. It’s packed with syrup — upwards of 20 grams of sugars a can! Go and eat fresh fruit.
It's mouth watering we know but unfortunately, most sausage links are the opposite of diet-friendly. The reason: The majority of their calories come from fat and to make matters worse, many links are laced with appetite-boosting MSG.