You are What You Eat: Unhealthy Foods to Stay Away From

PizzaEat, drink, and be merry. This is the creed many of today’s generation follow. After all, they’re still young; their bodies can take the damage. They’ll start living healthy when they’re older.

This mentality is detrimental to society and has led to a generally unhealthy population. In the US alone, more than two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese. More alarmingly, obesity rates in children and adults have more than doubled since the ‘70’s.

It’s high time for people to change their thinking towards healthy living and monitor the foods they put in their bodies. Prevention is better than cure and believes that a healthy lifestyle today is better than regular appointments with the best doctors in the future.

Here are some of the foods that should be avoided:


Everybody loves pizza. What’s not to love? But did you know that most commercially produced pizzas are made from unhealthy ingredients? The meats are usually processed, and the dough is highly refined. Aside from that, pizza is high in calories. It would be best to limit your consumption of pizza, or even make your own using wholesome ingredients.

Fast food meals

Most fast foods are junk foods. Fast food chains generally serve mass-produced foods made of processed ingredients and they have little to no nutritional value. They are usually affordable meals, but on the flip side, they’re highly fattening. It’s best to avoid them as in the long run, poor health is expensive.

High-calorie coffee drinks

Yes, that means your favorite drink from your go-to cafe. Coffee is generally healthy, being loaded with antioxidants but when a whole lot of other ingredients are added to it, it can be harmful to your body. Most coffee chains serve drinks with a lot of artificial sweeteners and creamers. It’s better to drink plain coffee. As they say, black is beautiful.

Avoiding these foods and living a healthy life is difficult at the beginning. But with a renewed mind and the right motivation, it’s very possible. You only live once, so you might as well live longer.