Modern living has brought numerous new foods and products, so we sometimes consume something far from a real food, or just a mixture of chemicals and artificial additives. Normally, these foods must be avoided in order to preserve the health! First of all, you need to start reading labels, as you will find out a lot about the content of the products you often consume.
Today, we will reveal 10 food imposters you should immediately eliminate from your diet!
This is a trademark for a processed cheese product, also referred to as spray cheese or cheese in a can, is a descendant of squeeze cheese packaged in a squeezable plastic tube. It comes packaged in a pressurized can, much like canned whipped cream and does not require refrigeration.
It was created for people who like to eat cheese but are too lazy to get a knife and slice it for consumption. Of course, the regular cheese is made from a handful of ingredients, but Easy Cheese contains numerous additives, including milk protein concentrate, sodium citrate, sodium phosphate, calcium phosphate, whey protein concentrate, canola oil, lactic acid, sorbic acid, cheese culture, and enzymes.
2.CHEEZ WHIZ DIP
Cheez Whiz is a “processed cheese”, a spreadable gook that contains a third of your daily fat and sodium all in two little tablespoons. It is a heart disease in a jar.
Some companies have chosen to use an artificial mixture of chicken parts rather than low-fat chicken white meat, batter it up and fry it. Namely, chicken nuggets contain just 40-50% meat and have been battered and deep fried.
It is known that to make it white, all the nutrients are removed, the flour is bleached, then synthetic vitamins are added back in (that’s the “fortified” part). Whole grains have fiber and complex carbohydrates that are necessary for your body. With the wheat germ and bran taken out, the grain becomes a simple carbohydrate: it becomes sugar.
5.Uncrustables – Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
If you are too busy to spend 30 seconds making a fresh sandwich, then this product is for you. It is in fact a mass- produced sealed crustless sandwich. However, it contains a long list of ingredients, and nearly none of them is beneficial for you.
Namely, the only thing on this list that looks like food is strawberries, but there is very little of it, and the rest are artificial ingredients such as high-fructose corn syrup and heart-damaging hydrogenated oils, that you’d be better to avoid.
6.FRUIT GUSHERS FRUIT SNACK
Here is an excerpt from the ingredients list for “Mood Morphers Fruit Punch” flavor: sugar (the second ingredient), dried corn syrup [sugar], corn syrup (yes, it’s there twice), fructose [sugar], maltodextrin [sugar]. There are pears from concentrate and grape juice from concentrate, too.
7.Maple Flavored Syrup
Maple syrup is the syrup usually made from the sap of the maple tree. Although numerous people prefer genuine 100% maple syrup, the cheap, fake variant of this syrup is a mixture of water, high-fructose corn syrup, and caramel coloring.
In the United States, “maple syrup” must be almost entirely made from maple sap, and small amounts of substances like salt, may be added. On the other hand, “Maple-flavored” syrups also contain maple syrup, but also other additional ingredients.
The cheaper substitutes for maple syrup, like “pancake syrup”, “waffle syrup”, “table syrup”, have no genuine maple content and most often, their primary ingredient is high fructose corn syrup.
8.TANG FRUIT DRINK
This drink consists of plenty of sugar along with the less than 2 percent orange juice solids, but the flavor of this drink comes from the artificial flavor.
9.TOFURKY ITALIAN VEGAN SAUSAGE
Organic tofu alone is good yet with all the additional stuff it seems just like something else. It is a stretch and may very well overwhelm any nutritional value with the added fat, salt, and sugar to get the right texture and taste.
Don’t let the name fool you. Crab Sticks are in fact manufactured from a processed seafood made of finely cheap pulverized white fish flesh (called Surimi), with different edible additions (crab extract, crab flavor, seasonings etc), but certainly not crabs.
Surimi is available in many shapes, forms, and textures, and is often used to imitate the texture and color of the meat of lobster, crab, and other shellfish.
In crab sticks, it is shaped to resemble leg meat of a crab, and thus, it enables food manufacturers to take cheap fish and upgrade it to a taste of the most expensive fish meats, like crabs or lobster. Therefore, you need to know that it is a highly processed product with many additives, and not fish, as believed.
To sum up, you need to be more careful and choose real foods as much as possible, and avoid fake foods, as they can only harm your body and health.