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Nottingham connected health. Whereas table sugar contains 50% fructose, and high fructose corn syrup around 55%, agave nectar is 85% fructose. Alternatives: Stevia and erythritol are healthy, natural and calorie free. 11. Low-Fat Yogurt: Yogurt can be incredibly healthy. Unfortunately, most yogurts are loaded with sugar to make up for the lack of taste that the fats provided. They are made ‘healthy’ by replacing natural dairy fats removed, with much worse ingredients. Alternatives: Choose regular, full-fat yogurt that contains live or active cultures (probiotics). If you can get your hands on it, choose yogurt from grass-fed cows. 12. Low-Carb Junk Foods: Processed low-carb replacement products, such as low-carb candy bars and meal replacements, are often highly processed foods and contain very little actual nutrition. There are plenty of real foods that you can eat on a low-carb diet, most of which are very healthy. Alternatives: If you’re on a low-carb diet, eat foods that are naturally low in carbs. 13. Ice Cream is one of the unhealthiest foods on the planet. Most commercial ice cream is loaded with sugar, high in calories, and it is very easy to eat excessive amounts. Eating it for dessert is even worse, because then you’re adding it all on top of your total calorie intake. Alternatives: It is possible to make your own ice cream using healthier ingredients and significantly less (or no) sugar. 14. Candy bars are high in sugar, refined wheat flour and processed fats. They are also very low in essential nutrients. A candy bar may taste good and cause some short-term satiety, but you’ll be hungry again very quickly because of the way these high-

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sugar treats are metabolized. Alternatives: Eat a piece of fruit instead, or a piece of real high-cocoa dark chocolate. 15. Processed Meat. Even though unprocessed meat can be healthy and nutritious, processed meats lead to higher risks of many serious diseases, including colon cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Alternatives: If you want to eat bacon, sausages, pepperoni and other “processed” meats, then choose wisely and try to buy them locally from sellers who don’t add a lot of unhealthy ingredients. Quality counts. 16. Processed Cheese. Regular cheese is healthy. It is loaded with nutrients, and a single slice of cheese contains all the same nutrients as an entire glass of milk. However, processed cheese products are mostly made with filler ingredients that are combined and engineered to have a similar look and texture as cheese. Read labels, and make sure that you eat actual not processed cheese. Alternatives: Eat real cheese instead. 17. Most Fast Food Meals. This is because generally most “fast food” chains serve only junk foods. The majority of the food they offer is mass-produced, highly engineered junk food with very little nutritional value. 18. High-Calorie “Coffee” Drinks: Coffee is very healthy. It is loaded with antioxidants which helps lower risks of serious diseases, like type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s. However, coffee with artificial creamer and added sugar is just as unhealthy as any other sugar-sweetened beverage. Alternatives: Drink plain coffee instead. Black is best, but small amounts of heavy cream or full-fat milk are fine as well.

· Avoid anything that is high in added sugar, Refined Grains, vegetable Oils and Artificial trans-fats. · These are some of the unhealthiest (and most common) ingredients in the modern diet. · Always Read Labels · Real food does not need an ingredients list, because real food IS the ingredient. · Processed foods are often engineered to be super tasty (so you eat more), and have been designed to be eaten easily and quickly.

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