Ah, the classic french fry. It is, without a shadow of a doubt, the ultimate side dish. It can pretty much go with anything, and the salty oiliness just keeps people coming back for more. They are so addictive! Eating an entire order of french fries is obviously not the healthiest meal option, we didn’t need to tell you that. But just how unhealthy are these bad boys?
All french fries are deep-fried, which means they are extremely high in calories while also being fast-digested carbs, and eating them on a regular basis could negatively affect your artery function. As if that wasn’t bad enough, they also have minimal nutritional benefits, which basically means they’re empty calories.
McDonald's Big Breakfast
Eating at McDonald's is medically inadvisable, especially when it comes to their Big Breakfast meal. it contains a healthy-sounding sausage patty and scrambled eggs, but this breakfast platter includes buttery hotcakes, syrup, and crispy hashbrowns that spoil any hope of this being a good start to your day.
This giant order has more than the daily recommended amounts of fats, carbs, and sodium, so it should be avoided at all costs. What we would say though, is that maybe it can be enjoyed once every few months (if that). But there are some people out there who eat this on a daily basis. Definitely not recommended.
It’s hard to imagine a Starbucks menu without Frappuccinos, but they are a great example of a contemporary dessert fail. This dessert in the shape of a drink is just a collection of cheap ingredients, from supermarket-level whipped cream to excessive amounts of sugar. It might be pink and pretty, but that's the only good thing to take away from the frap.
Every bite is high-caloric torture, down to the extra caramel that makes it taste like diabetes in a cup. Generally speaking, we advise only buying coffee from Starbucks - either black, as a cappuccino, or a latte. But a drink that looks like it was brewed in the Barbie universe? Forget about it.
Pop-tarts make a good argument for conveniently packaged toast when you're short on time, but they might just be one of the worst ways you can start your day. You might thing that getting a toasted pocket filled with strawberry jam or Nutella is a good idea. Sure, it's frickin' delicious, but at what cost?
These toasted pastries have been around since the 60s (and even showed up in "Pulp Fiction"). And, they feature a sweet filling and frosted glaze in a variety of flavors. They are also loaded with a dangerous combination of sugars: refined white sugar, corn syrup, and high fructose corn syrup.
The In-N-Out Cheeseburger
From time to time, there is a void in life that only a cheeseburger can fill, right? Well, it turns out that cheeseburgers can fill much more than your stomach — they also fill up your arteries with trans-fats and sodium. Yes, they really are one of the most invasive foods of all time. And In-N-Out's cheeseburger is a classic example.
Just one of these bad boys contains over 1000 calories, with 70 grams of fat and a whole day's worth of sodium. So you either have one of these and nothing else throughout the day or have none (like, at all) and go for multiple well-balanced options.