The 30 WORST Foods In America!

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  1. HellsKitchenmanNYC

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    Some of you guys viewing this article may think you're superior because you don't eat exactly these imenu items listed (the Hostess chocolate pudding pie, the Jack in the Box Bacon Cheddar Potato Wedges, the DiGiorno for One Supreme Pizza, the Jimmy Dean Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Bowl, the Outback Steakhouse Baby Back Ribs, the Baskin-Robbins Oreo Shake), but let me tell you...


    Very little of what you actually eat from the center of the supermarket is "healthy". Very little of what you get at the fast-food joint is "nutritious".

    Our bodies evolved over hundred of thousands of years by early man "living off the land". We ate foliage (leaves, lettuce). We ate fruits and vegetables and berries and nuts and seeds. THAT is what our bodies are designed to digest. These are the fundamental building blocks of a healthy body -- and also, healthy mind.

    Eating animal flesh is failrly recent in the grand scheme of human evolution.

    And eating a Carl's Western Bacon Double Cheeseburger and a Snickers Bar -- and washing it down with a caffeine-laden "energy drink" -- is an even more recent phenomenon.


    The outside, the perimeter, of the supermarket is where the nutrition is: the produce, the grains, the nuts. Carrots and blueberries. Almonds. I go into the center of the market because I'm too lazy to prepare my own beans (kidney, pinto, black).


    Keep it natural. Pretend you're living off the land when you enter a supermarket.


    Honey-Nut Cheerios is not living off the land (nor is granola stuck together with high-fructose corn syrup). White and wheat bread is not living off the land (buy specifically sprouted whole grain breads -- I have to go to Trader Joe's or Whole Foods). Chocolate pudding "snack cups" are not living off the land.


    Eat like you should, as your body was designed through hundreds of thousands of years of evolution, and give up animal meats, and you won't have to worry about getting fat or counting calories again. And you greatly reduce heart problems.
     
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    Right on Willtom...

    Thanks for posting Hellskitchen. There were a few surprises (kind of) on the list, but by and large it's not a surprise that Jack in the Box Bacon Cheddar Potato Wedges are bad for you.

    What's more distressing is that this list is an indicator of how far society has swung from 'normal' eating. I'm astounded by my family at times. If it looks good to them, they eat it. Even if they are not hungry; even if it's loaded with sodium; even if the food looks like it could out last a global thermo-nuclear war! (cheetos anyone? I don't eat food colored to look orange!!)

    On a side note, I really am bummed out. I thought the Chili’s Smokehouse Bacon Triple Cheese Big Mouth Burger with Jalapeno Ranch Dressing and the Carl’s Jr. Double Six Dollar Burger were good chocies. Damn!
     
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    Hide your sausage the food police are in town
     
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    I hear you and pretty much agree, but answer me this puzzle.

    Why is it that, with all the chemicals we eat, we live longer, then the people that lived off the Earth. Wouldnt is make sense that they lived longer and our life expectancy is getting smaller?
     
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    Improved medical science, better clothing and habitation, less frequent famine, as well the extinction of saber toothed tigers and other life-limiting predators probably has something to do with it.

    There's some evidence that western lifespans are now shortening again owing to cancers, lack of excercise, obesity and a variety of other factorc
     
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    duplicate
     
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    I don't believe that we are designed to eat only grains, vegetable, nuts and seeds. Certainly, our very early ancestors may have been. But the primates from which we have most recently evolved ate meat. Many scientists who know much more about this than any of us feel strongly that the human species evolved in great part due to an increase in meat in our diet (i.e., that brain development owes much to the increased protein.) In fact, our species is clearly designed NOT to live exclusively on greens...our appendix (which originally aided in the digestion of vegetable matter in the stomach) has become a vestigial organ. That is not to say that we shouldn't balance our diets with grain, vegetables and nuts. But there is no dietary justification for cutting out meat entirely.

    That being said...I cook everything from scratch. I haven't had a frozen, pre-prepared meal or fast food in ten years. I deplore the dumbing down we Americans have suffered due to food commercialism. If you want to eat healthy and well...LEARN TO COOK!
     
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    I heard that this generation of teenagers will be the first generation to have shorter life spans than their parents due to obesity from a lack of exercise, poor diet, etc. Kids are now suffering from illnesses normally not seen until middle age due to their unhealthy lifestyle. I'm in my 40s now, and I'm in a lot better shape than many of the kids I see! It's absolutely disgraceful. The street that I live on is full of kids, yet I never see them outside playing. On the street that I grew up on, there were always kids outside playing. My parents wouldn't allow us to stay indoors on a nice day. TV and video game time was strictly monitored by my parents, and McDonald's was a treat every 3-4 months. As much as I hated it, I had to join team sports year round to be physically active (I discovered later in life that I prefer to exercise alone in a weight room, etc). I also remember that gym/phys ed was mandatory back then. Things have certainly changed today, and unfortunately for today's younger generation, for the worse.
     
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    Who would eat a goddamned chocolate pudding pie anyway? Hehehe. That was rotten. There are a lot more worst foods in America though. And I bet there is some worst foods anywhere you international travel.
     
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    The first worst food isn't in America. It's in Canada. In Quebec they eat this .... called Poutine. French fries topped with cheese curds and smothered in brown gravy. My arteries clog up just thinking about it.
     
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    walk down any aisle of a market, thats where the processed foods are, full of poisons, try the perimater where the fresh foods are
     
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    no transgenic and additive for me please

    but then, i eat everything that is nice...
     
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    This is not rocket science. Eat fresh fruit/veg, in season, boycot any Mc/fast food, stop with the sodas. Drink beer(from microbreweries). Cook your own food(not FRY your own food) Don't eat neon-coloured food! It's all been said by the previous posters..... Does one have to buy a men's health to figure this out?
     
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    Poutine is a guilty pleasure of mine, but I limit having it to once or twice a year. I believe in everything in moderation.

    Canada, just like the U.S. and other western countries is addicted to fast, convenient and prepared foods. I blame a lot of it on the hectic lifestyles that peoplpe live today. When I used to commute over 3 hours every day (UGH!) I was eating that shit non-stop, and I put on a ton of weight. After getting out of that commuting nightmare a few years ago (now I'm commuting less than an hour a day), I had the time and energy not only to exercise, but also to start eating healthy again by preparing my own meals from scratch. I also reduced my workload and stress which allowed more free time for me. The difference in how I feel today compared to how I felt back then is nothing short of remarkable. It just took an effort on my part to change things. Too many people I know nowadays seem to have a "better the devil I know than the devil I don't" attitude. They are putting off making changes to their lives that will benefit them down the road. You only get one body, so you better take good care of it. I have a colleague right now that is living that shitty lifestyle I just mentioned. In the last 6 months he has put on about 50 lbs. He wasn't thin to begin with, so I would say that he must be about 100 lbs overweight now. He commutes long distances, never exercises and his diet is absolutely appalling (fried, fast and convenient food). He's about 7 years younger me, but looks older. I have no doubt that if he doesn't make the necessary changes in his life, he will pay a heavy price in the near future.
     
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    I refuse to shop at any supermarket type place at all. All the hot gay guys are at the organic food stores, and they all have cracking bods. So I became a veggie :D.
     
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    I hate to confess but I do eat KFC 2 times a year and I prob have 2 Snickers a year. I just really don't have a sweet tooth. And sweet could be in my fridge having been brought to a party of mine and if I was starved to death I wouldn't eat it.
    You don't have to buy or read Men's Health but look around you as you walk down the street. People clearly don't think correctly about food and if one more person tells me it's just their sluggish thyroid I'm gonna hurl.
     
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    You are sooo lucky that you don't have a sweet tooth and don't eat unhealthy.

    My mom was an amazing home chef. She was Southern so the recipes...would not be considered healthy. My mom baked lots of things. Desserts. And vegetarian diets and veganism were NOT options. No, my family didn't eat desserts all the time either. We had a lot of good Southern style food but my mom had some international flair in the cuisine. She made kraut and sausages. She even made kidney...I think that was a one time thing. Ugh.

    So, there was a time I researched vegetarian and vegan diets...it was really expensive. And it basically boils down to cost. I have bought organic stuff only during the holidays. Organic stuff is good...but you pay a lot of $ for it.

    I think that it is good to say that there are worst foods. But I want to know is how in the fuck do you eat right, and pay cheap. Eating healthy is expensive. And how in the fuck can you ever make a Gardenburger taste like a REAL friggin burger? I have eaten that potato cake shit. I have even eaten those salty BOCA Burgers. I paid a lot of money for that food that didn't taste good at all.

    Man, I want to eat food that is delicious and satisfying. I want to eat foods that aren't going to gouge my wallet and not have anything to show for it. I want to eat at places where the cheves (plural of chef) are fattened up and they enjoy cooking delicious satisfying food.
     
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    What I do is coupons. And lots of them. Buy One Get Ones and stuff like that. It can be expensive to eat good but it doesn't have to be. Buy family packs etc and when you break down what the cost is per meal it's not as bad as eating out. Here in NYC you can go broke eating salad bar all week and restaurants. I rarely go to a restaurant.
    My mom was a great cook but didn't always make the best stuff hralth wise for us and I even get the yen for a steak everynow and then so I just make it because I know myself and if I don't make it I'll think about it for days. Also produce and fruit is sooooooo much cheaper at the farmer's market. I never buy that or pasta at the reg. supermarket. In a city like this if you wanna eat good cheaply you figure it out after a while all the ways.
     
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    You buy pasta? It's quick and easy to make and impresses the hell out of any dinner guests if you make it from scratch in front of them. OK, if you want it to have a bit of a bite, you've got to let it dry before cooking, but still...

    Bread's easy to make too, although my problem (and my other half's) is the butter to spread on it.

    I think the key is moderation. A little of what you fancy does you good, but sometimes what you don't fancy is better for you.
     
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