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10 Foods you should stop eating

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9. Soda

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This product is undoubtedly one of the worst of the worst. It’s basically little more than liquid sugar with a good dose of artificial colors and flavors thrown in.

Worse yet, the manufacturers of these beverages now substitute other sweeteners like high-fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners like aspartame for sugar since it probably costs them less to produce the product which boosts the money they make selling it to a mostly-unsuspecting public. It’s not hard to see just how awful this stuff is when you consider that much of it also contains phosphoric acid, which inhibits your body’s ability to absorb calcium.

Don’t be fooled by labels that contain words like “natural” or “all natural,” since they are really meaningless, and there are no laws that strictly govern the use of those terms. Many manufactures settle on plain old tap water to produce their product, meaning that it may also contain things like fluoride, chlorine and other contaminants.

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10. Fast food

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When you realize that many fast food restaurants are basically serving up warmed-over garbage, it becomes a lot easier to resist stopping for a quick burger and fries. Fast foods are, not surprisingly, formulated to provide the best flavor to keep customers coming back for more. Unfortunately, the ingredients that taste good seldom contribute to improved health.

In fact, most of them are detrimental to your health, including high levels of sodium, MSG, sugar, and trans-fats. Add to that things like food colorings, artificial sweeteners and preservatives and you end up with food that’s not only quick to prepare and serve, you also end up with  a trip down the fast lane to an early grave.