Every time you go grocery shopping, you’re making decisions that will have an impact on your health. While you may be well aware that some items you toss in your grocery cart aren’t the healthiest choice on the shelf, you may not realize just how unhealthy they truly are.
While one bad food may not have long-term consequences for your health, a cart full of processed foods loaded with carbs and sugar seriously endangers your health, and even some foods you may think are healthy are anything but good for you.
Here’s a list of seven foods you should NEVER eat or drink:
1. Microwave popcorn. A report from the FDA found that popcorn bags are linked with a chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), the same toxic chemical found in many non-stick pots and pans. PFOAs are linked to bladder cancer, thyroid problems, and high cholesterol. Some experts theorize that 20 percent of the PFO found in our bodies comes from microwave popcorn. The smell of popcorn microwaved in a commercial bag is due to a chemical called diacetyl, a synthetic butter flavoring. It causes a disease called bronchiolitis obliterans, or “popcorn worker’s lung,” in factory workers who inhale the fumes. Due to public concerns, some manufacturers of popcorn have eliminated diacetyl.