The 10 Health Horror Foods

Dear Health Conscious People Out There....

1. Frightful Fried Foods
- deep-fried, Coca-Cola flavored batter, drizzled with cola fountain syrup, and topped with whipped cream, cinnamon sugar and a cherry.

2. Scary Steakhouse Specialty - deep-fried onion appetizer popular at some chain steakhouses.

3. Monstrously Misleading - "kids' fruit snacks that have no fruit whatsoever and are basically candy in disguise" as one potentially misleading food. So be very careful in choosing your kid snacks.

4. Big, Bigger, Biggest Burger - Hardee's has the Monster Thickburger, Carl's Jr. takes it a step further with the Double Six Burger, featuring two burger patties and three slices of cheese, Burger King is not far behind with its BK Stacker.

The bottom line is that we should eat no more than 20 grams of saturated fat per day, no more than 2,300 mg of sodium per day (equal to about 1 teaspoon). If you're salt-sensitive (that is, if your blood pressure is highly affected by salt), the number drops to 1,500 mg.

5. Appalling Appetizers - TGI Friday's "sizzling triple meat fundido -- a combination of cheese, pepperoni, bacon, and sausage served with breadsticks." While nutritional information for this appetizer was not available on the restaurant's web site, the fat-laden ingredients ensure that the fundido is a nutritional no-no.

6. Calorie Laden Cakes - Cheesecake Factory adds chocolate candy, cookies, mousse, ganache, flourless chocolate cake crust, and other equally caloric extras to the rich dessert. Even if you're just ordering a plain slice, cheesecake will set you back 630 calories. Starbucks Old Fashioned Crumb cake looks innocent enough, but that little square packs 670 calories.

7. Diet-Demolishing Drinks - "Starbucks' white chocolate mocha is a Quarter-Pounder in a cup; any Frappuccino Blended Crème has 490-580 calories; and a venti Java Chip Frappuccino has the equivalent of 11 creamers and 20 packets of sugar.

8. Mammoth Mall Munchies - Most people know when they order a gigantic burger that it is not good for them. But the not-so-obviously fattening foods that people snack on at the mall is what people dont know about."The highly aromatic cinnamon used in a Cinnabon (810 calories) or the smell of Mrs. Field's milk chocolate macadamia cookie (320 calories) tempts mall goers into thinking nothing of eating a snack that has half a day's calories or fat,"

9. Dining Out Diet Disasters - Fettuccine Alfredo, Fried macaroni and cheese and cheese fries were other nominees in the category of frightening foods found on restaurant menus.

10. Stupendous Servings - "Muffins, bagels, salads, sandwiches, pasta servings -- almost everything is much larger today than it used to be or needs to be,"

Source - Webmd


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