With a soft, chewy start and an incredibly sweet taste, gummy snacks are a favorite sugary treat that we all loved as kids. Unfortunately, these sickly treats are just high-fructose-laced gummies mixed with a bunch of artificial flavors and colorants. Sure, they look pretty, but it’s not all about looks when it comes to food.
And as it turns out, copious amounts of processed sugary sweets can rot your teeth, make you portly, and will probably make you diabetic by the time your turn 25. Not to mention that these gummies aren’t the easiest to digest, so it’s not going to do your stomach any favors, that’s for sure.
Deep Dish Pizza
Deep dish pizza is no stranger to a heated debate, whether it is who does it better or how doughy it should be. But this time, we're talking about how incredibly overindulgent it is! If you're in Chicago anytime soon, we would recommend trying out this local delicacy. It's definitely worth experiencing once in your life.
Apart from the extra thick dough to support the buckets of cheese and salty toppings, the deep dish serves more than just your entire day's worth of calories, but a high dose of sodium and saturated fat. Not recommended if you care about your heart.
Snyder's Pretzel Pieces
Packaged pretzels offer a crunchy snack that doesn't seem as bad for you, but the high palm oil and sodium content in these crisply-baked biscuits can prove quite the opposite! Snyder's Honey mustard and onion pretzel pieces are a classic snack to have while watching the SuperBowl or one of your favorite movies.
But having them every day would be a pretty bad idea. It gets worse than that, though, as we often mindlessly devour these by the handful, without registering how much we're actually guzzled down. If you're one of those who really like crispy pretzels, then be sure to enjoy them only on rare occasions.
They might be a favorite sweet snack for many of us, but as luck would have it, they are very high in sugar, as most processed snacks are. So if you're watching your weight, candy bars might just be your worst enemy. Whether it's Mars bars, Snickers, Hershey's, Tooty Rolls, or basically any chocolate bar in a plastic wrapper, it's a no-go as far as your health is concerned.
Sure, it's OK to have a bar here and there. But candy bars typically contain a ludicrous amount of highly-processed sugar syrups and are laced with hidden oils and fats which together, really pack in a lot of calories.
The main components of a basic quesadilla are cheese, oil, tortilla, and sometimes beef. Seems simple enough that it might actually be good to eat, right? Wrong. All the fat from the oil and cheese can really hamper your health when it comes to these cheese-filled foods.
Just one portion of quesadilla can contain more than 40 grams of fat and over 600 calories! If you have to eat these, try making them at home where you can fill them with healthier ingredients while limiting the cheese. We think it is safe to say that the name quesadilla sounds a lot safer than the actual content you would be consuming from one.