It’s blatantly obvious that this sweet treat isn’t healthy, however when we take a closer look at the ingredients, it’s clear that isn’t a treat at all, in fact it’s even worse than just being a little bad for you’.
Pre-made frosting contains trans-fats, corn syrup, preservatives and artificial colors and flavors, many of which are actually banned in most countries outside the US due to their effects on the body.
These are convenient, especially if you’re picking one up on your way to work, however many contain over 400 calories, which should be the approximate content of your entire lunch, not just a part of it!
Many of these high calorie sandwiches contain more fat and salt than the average daily guideline allows, taking you over your limit in just one meal.
Save both money and your health by making sandwiches at home. You’ll be able to choose your own bread and fillings, making it even more delicious than anything you could pick up in-store.
Non-organic strawberries are coated with over 13 different pesticides, according to the US Department of Agriculture.
Even washing them won’t have any effect, as the pesticides are absorbed into the texture of the strawberry.
By purchasing only organic strawberries, you won’t have to worry about the dangers of pesticides.
Many people believe coleslaw to be a healthy side dish, due to the fact it contains cabbage and carrots, however it is coated in a mayonnaise-based concoction that’s loaded with sugar, fat and calories.
In fact, at the popular KFC chain, the coleslaw contains 22 grams of fat while a large serving of French fries only contains 19!
If you’ve been consuming coleslaw as a healthy alternative, it’s time to stop, however if you’re eating it for the flavour, try making your own at home using a low fat mayo or natural yogurt.
Did you know that over the past 20 years or so, there have been over 40 recalls of sprouts due to contamination? Sprouts are grown in warm conditions, which are also ideal for the spreading of bacteria, such as salmonella, E. coli and listeria.