21 Worst Foods You Can Eat

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9. Bacon

Bacon has a large amount of sodium, and the consumption of a large amount of sodium can put you at risk for heart disease and high blood pressure.

Four pieces of bacon can contain up to 800 mg of sodium which is truly a staggering figure.

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Zurich found a connection between eating processed meat and the risk of dying from heart disease or cancer.

Diabetes is also around the corner, but more importantly obesity is right in front of us.

Obesity not only affects our physical appearance but it also prevents the body from functioning normally and can cause all sorts of health problems.

A second study by researchers at Columbia University found that the consumption of cured meats such as bacon increases a person’s chances of developing chronic pulmonary disease.

It is important to know that only one ounce of bacon contains 30 mg of cholesterol – this can lead to a higher risk of developing heart disease and stroke!

People who eat a lot of processed meat are also linked to premature death due to cardiovascular diseases or cancer.

More bad news arrive from the Harvard School of Public Health: researchers say that eating bacon could be linked to a lower sperm count.  In addition, nutritionist say that factory-farmed pigs are more likely to get sick than the free-range ones.  This means that you are more likely to get sick by eating bacon!

Not to be too harsh on bacon – at least one study suggest that bacon could help cure hangovers.  That’s something, right?

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  • Olga Kim

    Cool Whip is NOT whipped cream.

  • liv

    No food can cause autism. ffs. get your facts straight. ridiculous.

  • Kitty

    So food is bad? That’s what this is pretty much saying. Anything in excess is not going to be good for you, but what it doesn’t mention is alternatives or other things that aren’t bad. You can just look at ingredients on anything and know what you’re getting, but don’t pick the worst thing of one thing. Yes, don’t eat doughnuts everyday, but the key is MODERATION and BALANCE.

  • Cess

    there is no scientific evidence that MSG can trigger cancer #donthateMSG #instantramenFTW ,ffs get your facts straight

  • Yuk

    a big balony sandwich…. Indeed, a lot of foodstuffs are terrible, but the reasoning behind this article is bullcrap…

  • truth101

    So eating is bad, sodium equals death. Pretty much everything in our modern day food supply is tainted. No mention of gmo, sometimes this shit seems like this seems like borderline fear mongering as if we should live off some bio – molecular vanilla paste. The real topper is pigs not having sweat glands so all the meat is toxic….. I’d say it’s cause they live in high density squalor. Facts in this article are shite at best…

  • Dresden PlayswithDeath Diaz

    Wow, people are so hurt by the truth.. The truth that in this country, people consume these foods on a daily basis, if not one, than the other- hot dogs, burgers, pizza, bagels, frozen dinners..it is modern day american food supply, and why we are the most obese country in the world.. make dinners at home using fresh ingredients, its cheaper than going to fast food daily. Open your eyes and realize that this is not how the rest of the world eats.. We’re being fed garbage because we dont ask these important questions until its too late. Noq trans fats are banned, because in retrospect we can see how harmful they were… but corn syrup,food coloring, and preservatives are all just as harmful.. Are our taste buds and pride greater than our common sense and dignity? I think not..

  • Karl

    Penicillin is a compound invented by man in a laboratory. Sulfa drugs were invented by man in a laboratory. Stupidity was not invented by man in a laboratory. and remember, aflatoxin A, aflatoxin B, and botulinus toxin are 100% produced by nature.

    And who was the guy that was hungry enough to figure out how to eat an artichoke?

  • Sissylynn

    It’s odd but, if I consume MSG at lunch today, I have no reaction. However; When I eat lunch tomorrow, it will almost immediately trigger a migraine.

  • James

    Except we’re not the most obese country in the world. Whether it’s good or bad for your health, people should be able to eat whatever the hell they want, though it’s important to know the risk; much like enjoying cigarettes.

  • magnus

    thou shall not eat swine, holds true… eat pork and die

  • BTW_6

    Who puts mayonnaise on their pizza???

  • King

    I am an agriculture instructor and there are so many false statements in this article. I’m assuming the person who wrote this has never even seen a cow. It is good to get your facts from someone in the field other then from someone who sits at home all day reading wiki.

  • luckycharms

    What the article is basically saying is that we should be cooking our food ourselves and not buying prepackaged foods. Rice, chicken, potatoes, turkey, occasional red meat and fruits and veggies. Please dont think a corporation has your best interest at heart or the government.

  • Karen Hardison

    Well I guess I have just stop eating PERIOD

  • Chefpaulo

    “According to the American Institute of Baking (yes, such an institution
    exists and they’re quite professional) the sales reached US$626.9
    million fresh bagel US supermarket sales (excluding Wal-Mart) in just 52
    weeks.”

    Much more professional than you, journalism school flunk-out. WTF does this mean? Fifty-two weeks from when to when? Why was Wal-Mart excluded from this meaningless statistic?

    Along with the Cool Whip = whipped cream gaffe and a half dozen others, who let this half-baked macaroon attempt to write an article on something waaaay beyond their comprehension?

  • http://tugboatsonline.com Shaun Kane

    There are not too many parts of an animal that aren’t edible. Listen up Paleo dieters. The cavemen didn’t list by-products on the mammoth. Lame argument from the Food Nazis. I’ll give them the win on chemicals and preservatives, but if the guts and gills are chewable? They’re edible. I’d love to stay and chat, but my baloney sandwich on white bread (extra gluten) and mayo with bacon is waiting.

  • http://tugboatsonline.com Shaun Kane

    Anyone who likes mayo and pizza. Together.

  • http://tugboatsonline.com Shaun Kane

    Yeah, but it was on the internet.

  • catbell7cat

    my neighbor’s kid eats NO veggies except french fries that he covers in ketchup — he will go through a 24 oz bottle in one day — he has titties bigger than mine and is bullied at school for his titties – his mother tries to make him eat veggies but he refuses except for corn — oh and baked beans which I say have too much sugar in the bbq sauce — oh well he’ll be kicking the bucket before his alcholic father has to send him to college — the kid lives during the week with his mother and eats lunch at school – school lunches bake the ‘fries’

  • catbell7cat

    I pick up those vegan hot dogs — and they are great — no one would be able to tell by the taste that’s for sure — especially on the grill

  • lukebc

    I eat ALL of the stuff…… probably once every few weeks, if not months. Thus said, I eat whatever I want whenever I choose. I also run (NOT “jog”), cycle (serious cycling like up and down MOUNTAINS) and I swim about twice a week (1 mile). Did I mention I eat whatever I want? My cholesterol levels are at what the physicians dream of. My blood pressure is low. My pulse sits around 72 or so. I’m in my early 50s. Did I mention I eat whatever I want?

  • Donna Brelinski

    omg………..ramen noodles? what are college students going to eat? That’s our future, dammit!!!

  • phyllis19

    ok they say ramen noodles cause obesity my ass ive lost 40 lbs eating pizza and ramen noodles since may 2nd and im health no high blood pressure nothing.

  • Sandra

    You are also not suppose to eat shell fish. Tuna has a lot of mercury in it, why are they not mentioning that? Most of these people who write these types of stories are vegetarians…. Eat fruit, vegetables, grains, nuts, etc. all the time…Sorry, couldn’t stomach it constantly.

  • Jozef

    Oh, I love vegan ice cubes, PETA approved

  • spunkysmum

    I get the distinct impression that this article is based more on rumor, opinion and other questionably sourced websites and publications than it is on solid research and established fact. Some of the statements are patently false – like when it says margarine is tops on the list of foods for low-fat diets. On what planet? Nobody thinks margarine is a low-fat food. It is not a suggested food on any low-fat diet.

  • spunkysmum

    Does health-nut rhetoric trump facts and truth? I think not. Nobody is arguing that eating fresh food is not a good idea. There should be enough solid facts from reliable sources to prove that it is, so that nobody needs to bend the truth to make the case for it. No matter how right you think your cause is, it is not justifiable to use misinformation and make claims that you can’t support with solid evidence to further that cause. All we ask is that if you are going to make a claim as though you are stating a fact, you should be prepared to credibly back it up. if you’re not willing or able to do so, do not expect your two cents to be taken seriously.

  • CeeBee

    I have been eating organic for over a year and no longer eat beef or pork. People can laugh or dismiss what these articles say, but it is true. Our food supply is disgusting and the FDA is pathetic. They allow anything in our food if it fattens their pockets from Monsanto and the big companies that make the processed crap for us to buy and eat. It is up to you what you put in your body and knowledge is everything, the more you know about what goes into your food the better off you will be. How does it make sense to anyone that farmers spray our our food with pesticides and we eat it…how is that healthy. That is the reason we have so much childhood cancer…it is everywhere and everyone knows someone that is dying from it, that’s what our government is doing to us. They are now passing a bill for 2-4-D to be sprayed on crops now which is in agent orange because the pesticides they are using now are not working any longer…so hey let’s just use something stronger so we can have even more cancer…the pharmeceutical companies are loving it! People need to wise up! Contact your local representatives and raise hell if you have to. It has to change… for the sake of our kids and their future!

  • Keevin Prince

    As the old saying goes/ “If it taste good or feel good then don’t eat it or do it.” Just remember this fact that no matter what you eat, your going to die anyway so enjoy life to the fullest.

  • freshstart222

    So we can’t eat anything including salads.

  • freshstart222

    So go ahead and eat all the whipped cream you want — heavy cream and sugar.

  • freshstart222

    Grilling food causes cancer!

  • freshstart222

    Sounds good.

  • Olga Kim

    And you go ahead and eat all the Cool Whip you want–oil, chemicals and everything artificial. Bon appetit, TROLL!

  • Olga Kim

    And you go ahead and eat all the Cool Whip made with 100 ingredients, all made by scientists in lab coats. Whipped cream is all natural, made with just two ingredients, heavy cream and sugar, made by home cooks and chefs. Bon appetit, troll master.

  • Uncle_Salty

    You had me until bacon!

  • TheOct8pus

    Popsicles are not bad for your health….if you make them yourself!

  • Paul Vincent Romano

    and so is your heart attack.

  • Paul Vincent Romano

    it doesn’t work that way, its long term buddy

  • heathkits

    What a way to go!

  • heathkits

    How long did cavemen live?

  • just being me

    You are going to die no matter how healthy you try or do eat .. I say eat what you want but everything in moderation … I must admit everything on this list taste so good .. When they going to come up with healthy stuff that taste as well then we wont eat all the bad stuff ..

  • patcee14

    Not much left to eat, guys. Might as well become vegetarians.

  • patcee14

    Yes they are! Everyone I know eats all these listed foods almost every day of their lives. It’s the American diet. Look at the crowds at fast food joints at meal times. Look where high school students head after class. If it’s not hamburgers, fries, pizza, hot dogs or all the various frozen snacks available – it’s considered not food. My grandsons never eat vegetables. Never! They live on carbs. If you try to stay on healthy food only, you will be considered a weirdo. This is how America eats and it is sad.

  • patcee14

    I didn’t see salads listed. It’s the dressings that are bad.

  • patcee14

    My grandkids slop blue cheese or ranch dressing on pizza till you can hardly tell it’s pizza. Talk about bad food, but they’ve done it for years with their parents’ okay.

  • patcee14

    Learned behavior. You’re not born with a taste for junk food.

  • patcee14

    Keep on living in denial, people. Anything processed to death by industry is unhealthy.

  • patcee14

    And you are eating twice as much sodium as you should. That can cause inflammation in your arteries, leading to blockages. While you are enjoying that top ramen, think about how much fun triple bypasses are. Long term consumption of a lot of salt is never good. Look it up. Just google salt consumption.

  • TheOct8pus

    Did you even read my comment?

  • Miauen Miau

    hahaah these comments are the reason why the world is OBESE. :( Would it really be that hard for you to listen and just try and remove these from your diet?

  • Miauen Miau

    I bet the way you look changed when you changed your diet. Cheers to that. You are what you eat. Unfortunately most people can’t afford a fully organic diet… STILL… just as long as we get rid of processed foods and make smarter choices, that will sure make a difference.

  • Miauen Miau

    You work out a lot, then you eat whatever you want … You dont make a habit of all these foods. That is you. Most people sit on their butt and pack processed food calories. Saying you eat what you want and is OK does not mean all people can eat what they want..

  • Miauen Miau

    i have a feeling you are bullying him yourself.. i am sure there are other ways to express the massiveness of his titties.

  • just being me

    I could be wrong but since you are not born yet I dont think you have a taste for anything so dont really see your point ???

  • Tad Pole

    Trying to argue with Nazis, the food police and control freaks is pointless. Enjoy what you want and keep it in moderation.

  • freshstart222

    So f it tastes good, its bad for you.

  • I EATS PEOPLE

    Cooking vegan is just a real pain in the a$$. They always start screaming and flopping around when you thrown them on the grill.

  • Cave Manus Expertius

    100 years, unless eaten by a T-Rex or captured by a Sleestak.

  • Hannibal Lecter

    I did not see people on the list, anyone want to come over for dinner tonight?

  • LindaK

    Cool Whip is NOT whipped cream. What is listed about Cool Whip is basically correct — you just should have made it the list entry instead of “whipped cream”. Or don’t you know the difference?

  • Buffet Buffetmr

    and when you eat one, you’re always hungry in another hour

  • chef

    And a little Vanilla

  • Pahtrisha

    Real Cream/Whipped or otherwise is actually a healthy fat – Cool Whip is an artificial mock cream. You don’t need to add anything to real cream – sugar is not necessary unless you want to make it an unhealthy choice like Cool Whip. Like all fats – real/pure cream must be eaten in moderation. But it is not unhealthy like Cool Whip at all.

  • Pahtrisha

    This article is stupid. Many countries don’t add sugar and/or sodium to everything as does the USA. Emulsified cheese is bad – mock cheese is bad but pure cheese in moderation is good.

  • tonyguy12

    and on the whipped cream, the writer uses the term “toxic” in relating the ingredients. That is a HUGE overstep of the definition of the word toxic. Again, the anonymous “writer” is just using scare tactics; calling these ingredients toxic (hydrogenated vegetable oil, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, skim milk, light cream and less than 2% sodium caseinate, natural and artificial flavor, xanthan and guar gums, polysorbate 60, sorbitan monostearate) is very, VERY close to being a LIE. In fact, informally, that is exactly what I’d call it. A LIE.

  • rune

    “This means that you are more likely to get sick by eating bacon!”someone care to explain how cooked bacon,which eradicates germs and viruses through heat, is likely to cause u to get sick? gahahahhahahahahahhahah

  • bee

    MSG does not trigger cancer.

  • Bee

    It’s not the diet that made the difference in lifespan. It’s the germ theory of disease and sanitation practices.

  • Ed McAninch

    Good heavens, I am glad that someone with some sense has called these clowns out.

  • ben

    Ok follow these instructions and you will die anyway of nothing and miss all that good stuff.

  • crazyhorse

    They just took all the enjoyment out of eating.

  • Vinnie Vega

    This article is total crap. While yes, you may live longer and experience fewer heath issues while not eating any of these foods, but you will lead one gastronomically boring life. I’ll take my chances. Oh, and spare me the holier-than-thou responses, I’m not interested in your ‘replacement’, ‘it’s tastes almost like (insert bad food item here) foods.

  • http://www.facebook.com/phil.hughes.35728 Phil Hughes

    I’m 68 years old and have enjoyed everyone of these foods. I still enjoy a good hot dog with all the trimmings on a white hot dog bun. A charcoal grilled hamburger with cheese, onions, lettuce and tomatoes and lots of mayo, fries on the side along with a couple of cold brews completes a fine summer day.. When I get my Pumpkin pie served up after a great Thanksgiving meal, it darn well better have a healthy dose of whipped cream on top of it. And I don’t much care if is Cool Whip or the wife made it from scratch. I never cared much for jelly beans but if I sit down at an event and there happens to be a bowl of them on the table, I will probably pop a handful of them. Instant noodles I always thought were pretty stupid but on a camping trip they sure are easy to carry and after a 10 mile hike they taste pretty good too. Bagels and Cream Cheese, when I was working, occasionally I would to stop by the store and pick up a couple dozen bagels and some cream cheese to keep the troops happy during the morning.

    What I’m saying is that, in moderation, not one of these items is going to hurt you. Not a single one and I’d say that most households have these items in the refrigerator right now. However this article tries to make it sound like these foods are purely toxic and if you should ever allow one to enter your system there is good chance that you will die from it. Hogwash!

  • BJimenez

    I refuse to give up doughnuts and hamburgers. They taste way to awesome.

  • Jim Kelly

    Mac and Cheese should be on that list

  • jgmitzen

    And the sabretooth tigers and giant bears back then played a part. North America wasn’t populated until the short-faced bear (tall enough to look a man in the eye and capable of running as fast as a horse for small distances) died out there, for instance.

  • jgmitzen

    So what? We’re still living longer then ever. Hamburgers or pizza aren’t going to kill anyone.

  • jgmitzen

    >Penicillin is a compound invented by man in a laboratory.

    While manufactured today, penicillin was discovered as a component of bread mold, where it occurs naturally. But otherwise you have a great point. I have family members who freak out about “chemicals” in foods and how many ingredients there are in modern foods. I have to remind them that we’re all chemicals.

  • jgmitzen

    Organic doesn’t impart to you any more nutrients. Worse, cows pee on your food (seriously). Outbreaks of salmonella are actually several times MORE likely with organic produce for this reason. The “organic” label can’t apply to normally produced fertilizer/nitrogen which is *extracted from the air*, so to do “organic” certified farming you have to truck in manure from much greater distances which adds more pollution to the atmosphere. Organic farming also produces half the food per acre as modern farming. As has been stated by others, I’m sure a lot of folks in countries with high rates of famine are real proud of your intentionally diminished crop output. Big business love it because they can charge you twice as much for the same product, too.

    In short, organic food is no better for you and in some ways more dangerous, it raises pollution levels and erases all the gains of modern agriculture as the population of earth continues to rise and feeding those extra people becomes even more of a challenge. And of course with the higher prices only the rich hipsters can afford it. In the end, there’s no benefit and it’s a terrible idea that only appeals to pseudoscientific hipsters. If I was going to contact my legislator it would be to insist that it be illegal for anything to pee on my food.

  • jgmitzen

    Please don’t think that people in businesses or politics sit around dreaming up how to kill you either, which is the mindset of a lot of comments here.

  • jgmitzen

    There’s simply no point to “listen” to things that are made up and removing things from one’s diet for no scientific reason. So, no.

  • jgmitzen

    What world do you live in? You sure as heck are born with a taste for junk food. Back in our past, every calorie counted – you never knew when a bear was going to chase you. So we evolved a natural attraction to sweet-tasting foods.Sugar can be metabolized quickly for a burst of energy – in fact honey begins breaking down while still in our mouths! Hence it was good to eat something sweet. Nowadays when we’re not (often) being chased by predators our inclination for sweets is a problem. But to say that we’re not naturally attracted to fats and sugar is beyond ridiculous.

  • Ralph Monzo

    Food was never intended to be produced using industrialized methods. God intended for us all to be small farmers and gardeners. In our increasingly specialized lives, a smaller and smaller number of us can do that, so, a very few of us must use increasingly industrialized, labor saving methods to meet demand. Inevitably, this decreases the quality of our food. A really good author on this subject is Wendell Berry.

  • IQTech52

    Your credibility suffers when you say that ramen contains propylene glycol. You are repeating a baseless urban legend.

  • IQTech52

    “Mayonnaise is a Spanish sauce containing stable emulsion of oil, egg yolks and either vinegar or lemon juice, with many options for embellishment with other herbs and spices.”

    No, it is not.
    Mayonnaise is said to be the invention of the French chef of the Duke deRichelieu in 1756. While the Duke was defeating the British at Port Mahon, his chef was creating a victory feast that included a sauce made of cream and eggs.
    Google is your friend. I highly suggest a different career.

  • markflag

    Abso . . .ing . . . lutely hilarious. One assumes the author is either a vegan hermit or very unhappy. And the photo of a hamburger is not a hamburger but rather a travesty. A properly made good burger made with good beef does not need all the nonsense added. Perhaps a drape of caramelized onion and a very small bit of ketchup. Anything else is less gilding the lily than ruining a burger

  • http://catholicboyrich.wordpress.com/ StephenFrancis (RichardG)

    You stole my point…REDI WHIP is whipped cream. CREAM is whipped cream. Cool Whip is the margarine of whipped cream.

  • http://catholicboyrich.wordpress.com/ StephenFrancis (RichardG)

    I PROUDLY eat all 21 of these…generally not at the same time.

  • Anatasia Beaverhouson

    LOL,it is especially lovely when I am wearing my imitation fur coat. Someome remind me of WHY this is soooo “hip”,because I am FREEZING !

  • Ian Tittle

    DAM YOU listen to every servey aobut foods you will nothing making it sound like if i eat a bagel every other day or a sandwich with mayo once twice a week a a burger 3 time or so a month like i wold die and weight 400 pounds even the suppossidly good thing if you eat to much is bad i eat what i want just not the same thing everyday moderations is the key here you do not have to stop eating the things on this list to be healty i eat 2 callorie fill burgers with fries a month what that gonna do to me seriously

  • pfjw

    Lemme see – Jelly beans are coated with Carnuba Wax – not shellac. Whipped Cream contains cream and air. NOTHING else.

    Bad information contaminates the entire article – even if the rest is true.

  • holly patterson

    I actually agree with this list, mostly. Only thing I disagree with is the cheese, because I each cheese made from pasture raised cows it’s called Kerrygold and it’s the only cheese I eat. Everything else on the list I pretty much avoid 95 percent of the time and have been way ahead of the game before it was popular to avoid these.

  • nickname

    is that you Michelle O ?

  • Frank Dalla

    So, basically, don’t eat anything. If you continue to eat, eventually, you will die. The same result that not eating provides, however since a great deal of money is spent to discover this fact, it becomes a matter of exactly how soon, or how late in life, one can expect to cross the great divide. Not eating anything, I’m sure, will introduce you to the grave quicker than enjoying a good unhealthy greasy meal. Even if it is full of chemicals. And, since there is no shortage of people on the planet, and the prospect of starving to death is a stark contrast to dying fat and jolly. It would best serve mankind to eat anything that you want, and just hope for the best. After all, the more people that die, the more of everything will be left for the living.

  • Brent

    Whipped topping is what they mean here.

  • Daniel Robinson

    whipped cream… says all but 2 of the ingredients are TOXIC… they are including all those milk products as toxic? I’m done with this list already.

  • Oldpaint

    “Hamburger consummation.” You’re supposed to eat it, not marry it.

  • Jane

    #10- Who puts their hamburgers on a bagel?

  • tobot

    The body is not “your” temple.

  • tobot

    What kind of pervert is consummating commercial mayonnaise?

  • tobot

    Now I know you’re crazy! Give up BACON???

  • Christina K

    I’ve cut out a lot of stuff on this list- but alas, sausage. :( I love sausage on pizza. But, that’s gotta go too!

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