The Unhealthiest Foods In Your Fridge
Double bacon cheeseburgers and large fries every day at your favorite restaurant are a no-go. And you already know this. But does your refrigerator contain foods that are about as bad for you? If you’re like most of us, your fridge probably does contain various items that make your everyday diet at least a little bit unhealthier — perhaps without you even realizing it.
What’s unhealthy mean? Generally, this includes foods that are high in trans fats, saturated fat, sugar, and/or salt:
1. Soda & Other Sweet Drinks
Sugary drinks are everywhere. Not only are they standard fare in restaurants and vending machines, but the drinks sold in supermarkets are usually sweetened as well (bottled teas, fruit drinks, sports and energy drinks, etc.).
Sweetened beverages are the epitome of “empty calories.” Soda, sweet tea, and fruit drinks generally contribute no nutrients, but plenty of calories. And recent research suggests that we don’t tend to compensate by eating less when we drink sweet drinks — so these are truly extra calories.