Cereals, granola and protein bars: these are the foods you should avoid

A healthy lifestyle can improve our mood, and healthy and balanced eating is part of the healthy lifestyle. As part of a balanced diet, we also tend to eat foods that are not necessarily the “healthiest” – but do we know their shortcomings?

Improper nutrition can lead to several diseases, may increase the risk of heart disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes. Proper nutrition is essential for a healthy body and mind, so which foods should you give up, or at least reduce, to maintain health?

Pastries filled with jam

Although donuts and other pastries may be very tasty, these for Ross contain white flour and sugar, in addition to being well fried in oil. Nutritionist Rob Hobson explained that “one donut contains about 330 calories and five teaspoons of sugar in one serving, in addition to being rich in saturated fat,” as written in the British newspaper “The Sun.”


Sausages and processed meats are usually high in saturated fat and contain large amounts of salt, as well as additives such as nitrates and nitrites. According to the expert, a diet rich in processed meats such as sausages is one of the risk factors for colon cancer.

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Sausages (Photo: Aharon Baruch Leibovitz)

Sausages (Photo: Aharon Baruch Leibovitz)

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Coca-Cola is also considered an unhealthy drink. One can of Coca-Cola contains about seven teaspoons of sugar. The calories in this and other sugary drinks are empty because they contain no other nutrients and the excess can lead to weight gain and poor dental health.

Sugary drinks (Photo: Ingame)

Sugary drinks (Photo: Ingame)

fried chicken

Eating fried chicken which is full of saturated fats may increase the risk of heart disease. It also contains high amounts of salt, which may increase blood pressure if taken in excess. Two fried chicken thighs contain almost 500 calories, 2.5 grams of salt and high amounts of saturated fat.

Fried chicken (Photo: Ingaimg)

Fried chicken (Photo: Ingaimg)


Some breakfast cereals are nutrient-enriched and not high in sugar, making them a good choice for breakfast as part of a balanced diet. However, some are more like candy because they contain high amounts of sugar and even chocolate chips. Try to stay away from those.

Breakfast cereal (photo: ingimage ASAP)

Breakfast cereal (photo: ingimage ASAP)


Granola is a healthy option for breakfast, but it can also contain a lot of sugar, oil, and in some cases, added salt. Check the ingredients in the granola you are consuming.

Breakfast, granola (Photo: Eng Image)

Breakfast, granola (Photo: Eng Image)

white sugar

White sugar is known to be associated with weight gain and an increased risk of many diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Experts recommend that those who cannot drink tea or coffee without adding teaspoons of sugar, try natural alternative sweeteners in moderate amounts.

Sugar Bowl (Photo: Yeh'ach)Sugar

Bowl (Photo: Yeh’ach)

High protein chocolate bars

In the same vein, Rob cautioned against high-protein chocolate bars, pointing out that many chocolate bar brands now produce high-protein chocolate bars, but while they may contain up to 20 grams of protein, they are high in sugar (about three teaspoons) and contain high amounts of saturated fat.

White chocolate

White chocolate can be high in sugars, which is what gives it that sweet taste and helps remove the bitterness that dark chocolate has. Eating large amounts of added sugar can lead to oral and dental health problems.

Fruit juices with added sugars

Although a daily glass of fruit juice is a good source of vitamin C and folic acid, both of which are essential for good health, some fruit juices actually contain added sugar, in addition to the natural sugars already provided by the fruit. Rob suggested checking the label, and if we see added sugar in the ingredient list, choose another brand.

Author: JJ Beat

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