21 Worst Foods You Can Eat


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

    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?

  • 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.

  • Anyone who likes mayo and pizza. Together.

  • 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.


    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.

  • 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

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

  • 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!

  • Know Fool

    I’ve just had a thought, I think I’ll coin it: “Everything in moderation.”

  • steve

    baloney is pennicillin

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  • disqus_v3SHzvCspj

    When you are young you are immortal. I have lost my cravings for bacon, mayo, french fries, doughnuts, jellybeans, but gnaw happily on turkey, chicken, steak, seafood, steamed veggies and maybe a potato.

  • AbnDoc

    OK. So now what am I supposed to eat now that you have emptied my fridge? 😉

  • patcee14

    Not right away, but… There have been many studies on what happens to your arteries when you eat fatty, salty foods. The danger is inflammation which grows to blockages. The arteries of people who eat mostly a plant-based diet are smooth and intact. The arteries of the others are roughed up and they are on the way to heart surgery. No, you won’t die immediately for eating fried chicken, gravy and biscuits. But it adds to the build-up in arteries you can’t see or feel.

  • patcee14

    Whether God intended it or not, it would be the healthiest way to live. However, having tried being an organic gardener, it is not as easy as it sounds. There are a lot of critters out there ready to drill into and eat your produce. I guess if you had the time to stand in your garden and pick insects off crops 24/7 you’d be successful. About half what I raised had to be recycled back into the ground from worms, beetles, slugs, snails, earwigs, ants and various other bugs. Who wants to eat a tomato that has been half chewed up by worms? I have tried hot pepper and all the “natural” pesticides. I’ve given up and will just pay more at the store.

  • patcee14

    Bacon is one of the worst things you can put in your body. It is full of nitrites just like hot dogs, besides the fat content. People are eating more and more bacon, mostly because they are adding it to every fast food sandwich like mad. Don’t eat bacon.

  • patcee14

    Read your labels. Propylene glycol is in a lot of foods and is toxic to pets – who eat it in almost all the treats sold. Never eat anything from China that lists propylene glycol. It can damage the liver. I never eat ramen, but this chemical is usually in foods that are meant to be moist and pliable.

  • patcee14

    That’s one way of looking at it. I see-saw between thinking I’m old and something is going to get me anyway, to eating healthy because I don’t want to end up sick from a stroke, etc. It makes sense that if you are old you should eat whatever you want as long as you can, but it also makes sense to try to stay healthy as long as you can.

  • patcee14

    It’s not from germs from undercooked bacon! It is the way they cure it and what it contains. Heat does nothing to change bacon into a healthy food.

  • patcee14

    There is no such thing as moderation in the American diet. Most people just pick the fast food joint they are going to eat that day – and go somewhere else the next. Eating in restaurants or fast food joints is unhealthy, no matter what you think. You have no idea how much salt is in those foods or what ingredients they use to cook it. Most use the cheapest fat possible. And most Mexican restaurants use lard – rendered pig fat.

  • Michael

    Well, I am dogged now.
    I eat about 4 bagels a year and maybe 8-10 pieces of bacon a year. But, burgers, pizza, cheese, fries and, while not exactly on the list, I also eat Cliff Bars. I do not touch anything else on the list

  • don3345

    Theres no meat on them, and they look unhealthy.

  • blankcheck890

    Nothing wrong with animal bits ground up it’s all the extras…bones, Ammonia, nitrates, MSG, not on the paleo diet for sure.

  • guest2

    Glad you have the time and money to eat only ‘fresh’ food. I love the taste of preservatives and food coloring. Thank heavens we don’t eat like ‘the rest of the world’.

  • jason

    Sadly eating fresh food at home is a hell of a lot more expensive than getting fast food, that’s why there’s a lot of people that go there. They can’t afford it! Just stay away form high fructose corn syrup, trans fat and preservatives. Drink plenty of water according to your body weight and sustain a certain calorie maintenance level to stay in shape. If you want to lose, then cut the calories even smaller and stick to good carbs such as vegetables and fruit (even brown rice is great), proteins such as beef,turkey,fish,etc and fats (yes fats! They are very important!) such as olive oil but keep in moderation (should be 20-30% of your calorie budget). Stay away form corn for its high sugar and soy. Glucose is ideal for losing weight and quickens it but if you must then have 100% whole wheat (100%!). No added sugars or artificial sweeteners. To sum it up, eat like it came form planet earth 😉

  • jason

    no glucose my mistake *

  • Spectre7075

    So, according to this, we can’t eat anything???????!!!!!!!

  • Bill

    Why did you not include wine and beer in the list. More health issues occur with these than any other on the list. Both contain over 5% of the same chemical used in gasoline! Ethanol! My god! 5% not just trace amounts. Should be avoided at all cost!

  • Meghan

    No bacon is bad for you!

  • Steve

    What do these commies want us to eat? Tree bark?

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  • John E. Jones

    Want to bet lots of the autisum is caused by children being born to people with drug related problems?

  • John E. Jones

    right on! way too much prepared &fast food. portions are way too big.Go to Europe &see how they eat. If we had to eat a real Italian pizza we`d starve to death.Just look at how much sodium is in everything.If you think yogurt is so healthy just read the label. Know how many calories are in A muffin?

  • John E. Jones

    Carbs are the biggest factors in having diebetis. everything in moderation is the key. also don`t deprive your self of treats because if you do, you will more likely gourge when you do buy A treat.

  • John E. Jones

    Also don`t fall for all the oganic crap. lots of that is getting recalled every year. Also very expenseve for the average shopper. none of these bad foods listed are going to kill you unless you eat them all the time. These people no matter what they`re reporting &are doing their best to scare you&You see it on the nightly news all the time.I call them the fear pimps.

  • John E. Jones

    AMEN BRother. read my comments.

  • John E. Jones

    I know A lot of dead health nuts.

  • John E. Jones

    My father always said,After he died he would have all of eternity to not eat what he liked so while he was here &alive he was going to eat what he dam well pleased& he passed at 96.

  • John E. Jones

    lots of different ways to cure bacon and ham that isn`t going to harm you. We had A smoke house where we cured our hams&bacon with just natural wood smoke. mainly applewood. My family raised our own pork&beef&chickens. All of us are living A very long life.

  • John E. Jones

    I`m an alternative vegetarian. The cow eats grass&I ate the cow.

  • John E. Jones

    I agree with you on that one. when they prosess that food how do you know how clean it was done. when they cooked that burger how clean was the grill? did they wash their hands after going to the restroom? Bet you anything most of the illnesses come from the prossessing &handling of the food.

  • Another Old Geezer

    Hey!! Quit giving Shellac a bad name, it’s not just bug poop that it’s made from, the bugs themselves go into it as well, and I have the right to eat it if I want too!! Just leave it and me alone

  • Phillip McMurran

    everything in moderation!

  • Drew Barry

    Saliva causes cancer if swallowed in small amounts over a length of time.

  • John P. Fenner

    –They have some of it right, particularly about sugar, but they are old-fashioned about salt & fats.
    –UNLESS YOU ARE SALT-SENSITIVE, if you do not eat carbs and drink a lot of water, the body flushes away most of the salt.
    –On fats, there is some recent research (OK, financed by the Atkins & protein people) that disconnects dietary cholesterol from the cholesterol that puts the fat on the inside of your arteries. Several people I know, including myself, for various reasons stopped eating sugars & carbs (not easy), and vastly increased their intake of DIETARY cholesterol–eggs, cheese, etc. The reductions in BLOOD cholesterol levels were dramatic.
    –It appears to be the combination of fat AND sugar, that raises your cholesterol numbers.

  • John P. Fenner

    It tastes just fine, without the sugar.

  • John P. Fenner

    –About 30 years ago, doctors found fat on the inside of our arteries, in autopsies. They concluded, reasonably but wrongly, that eating fat was bad for you.
    –So the food industry eliminated fats from their processed foods. Result: no one wanted to eat them. Sooo, they replaced fats with sugar (“low in calories”, “lite”).
    –Result of that, we are much fatter as a nation, than we were 30 years ago.

  • John P. Fenner

    –I thought that it was “not proven” that cigarettes were bad for you.
    –Oops, sorry, those scientists (who survive) who said that, are now doing “research” on Global Warming.

  • Roger Bence

    all this bad foods bull shit seems to be vegan propaganda, truth in labeling requires all ingredients be published on the labels and simply reading provides the knowledge of what is safe and as for pork trichinosis was basically eradicated from pork packaging industry years ago and range fatted cattle compared to commercial feed lot cattle has healthier and safer beef,and milk cows are not butchered for beef

  • Antikythera

    It is always handy to have a “Cave Man Expert” around. Keep up the good work!

  • Shell

    I have been a vegetarian for 15 years and I rarely get sick. I have survived on just salads, basically a raw vegan diet for over a year with no repercussions. I became one in the first place because I got sick on meat and couldn’t eat for nearly two weeks, one small meal on Christmas that was it. I worked at a Butterball plant for several months back in the 90’s, I wouldn’t eat turkey. They don’t throw diseased birds off, they just cut the cancer out and send the rest of the bird on. This happens in every meat processing plant. I would throw off pieces of meat that had tumors and other stuff on it, I was the only one who would do it because I was the only one who could speak english. The meat processing plants hired a lot of illegal immigrants so they can get by with not following regulations, the employees are not going to complain if they are not legal.

  • Bassack Obassa

    Potatoes and corn are actually the two vegetables it’s best to avoid. They just have a lot of carbs and empty calories. Sweet potatoes are very nutritious though.

  • .this is really helpful to us… thanks for sharing.

  • Jan

    So bologna contains all parts of the animals? So what? Do you really think our ancestors threw away those parts? That would have been a waste for them to do that. So they created head cheese, which many people still eat today.

  • Jan

    And don’t forget that arsenic and radon also are natural substances. As well as many deadly insects. Just because something is “natural” doesn’t necessarily mean it is better for you than something that is made by man.

  • Jan

    Also only supposed to eat only seafood with scales, so that kind of leaves out all that lobster, crabs, shrimp and escargot.

  • Jan

    Well, goody goody gumdrops for you!

  • GetTheFactsFirst

    According to the scientific studies one or two alcoholic drinks per day is fine for most people.

  • Lenny Howes

    Just don’t eat and you will be fine

  • TennesseeRedDog

    Bacon is the staff of life. Ask my dog.

  • Dan

    My doctor says,”if it taste’s good, spit it out”. That seems to be the case here.

  • Tim Basham

    “You are what you eat”? I guess that makes me a puss.

  • guest

    Yes, people should definitely be allowed the freedom to eat what they want. I should also be free to spend my own money as I see fit and not required to subsidize their health care costs.

  • MrFreeman012 .

    Oooooo, bad choice of food there, no protein and im pretty sure a vegetable oil is mixed up in there? Vegetarians and vegans are among the unhealthiest people on this planet.

  • chuckster52

    Whipped cream has one ingredient…Cream. Some like it sweet and add sugar.

  • chuckster52

    I make my popsicles from 100% pure fruit juices. They have one ingredient…

  • chuckster52

    Having been raised by a couple of hippies, I had never had any of these items. Thanks so much for the list. After trying them, I can’t eat anything else.

  • Margaret jacobson

    Don’t forget the mayo on your baloney sandwich.

  • Big Jhonka

    Sorry , shellac is not bug poop. Though it is still made from bugs, it is the resin that they secrete into their cocoon. Shellac is also used in pharmaceutical pill making, and is excellent for time release capsules. The human body can’t digest shellac, and it is harmlessly passed through our digestive system.

  • Katie Chandler

    What did he not list? Hell if that’s the case, everything is a risk basically… except veggies.

  • Katie Chandler

    That’s exactly my point too, like what did he NOT list lol

  • Katie Chandler

    My point exactly

  • Katie Chandler


  • Katie Chandler

    Amen guest2

  • Katie Chandler


  • Katie Chandler

    Amen man

  • Katie Chandler

    My point exactly yo, what CAN we eat?

  • Katie Chandler


  • That was kinda stupid and irrelevant to the point. Maybe you should work on capitalization skills instead of wit. Ya know. Easy stuff first.

  • And they’ll live to an average age of 87. Probably more these days.

  • Not long.

  • Thanks for the warning.

  • So don’t eat it. But don’t try to stop the rest of the world from having some.

  • Guest 2

    Thanks for the info, now I know what to eat tonight, the list!

  • confused reader

    So a better article would be 21 best foods you can eat because after reading this I don’t know if I could eat anything at all…

  • Rob

    Anything in moderation is fine. This is one of the most misleading articles I have ever read.

  • Lex

    This article is right on the money. However, because we aren’t all small farmers (so it erodes at the value of food), and also overpopulation, not giving the soil a chance to replenish itself, in turn less nutrition in so called healthy food, I do believe everything in moderation is ok along with bi-yearly or yearly cleanses from the health food store to help the body flush out build up of toxins should do the trick. The problem is what “junk food addicts” consider “moderation”.

  • Your Fat Uncle

    Hahaha i needed a good laugh… This article was complete B.S! It legitimately sounds like some stupid liberal actually read ingredients of shit in his/her cabinet one day after another stupid hippy told them that some ingredients will kill you after ONE BITE!

    Then after regurgitating ingredients lists on the items in their own kitchens (now neatly placed in appropriate recycle bins) starting ranting about how EVERYTHING GIVES YOU CANCER!


    GO HOME O’ Bamaaa! You’re drunk!

  • bobrzik

    Boy there sure are a lot of ads on this page, taking up screen real estate!

  • lena

    fwhat was said here is so true, all we have to do is a little research and there it is. bit by bit i did reaearch and that cured me. i eat veggies and fruits. eat out less and do my own cooking, avoiding lots of sweets,etc. i feel better and many say i look better,. my doc says wow im clean inside when given blood tests,. that was a surprise whech encouraged me to keep it up. and getting personal, even te bowel has little to no oder when we right healthy. it took a little while to get a crip but i got it. thank you so much i get more joy out of reading these and many other articles telling us the truth than watching cable or reading a excellent book. THANKS AGAIN;)

  • Anonymous

    A lot of this stuff,er food is garbage,but a lot of it is harmless if eaten in”moderation”.I hope whoever come up with this list doesn’t die of starvation.

  • Dashpie

    Cool Whip is not whip cream and you can make whipped cream from scratch. Now hamburgers are why of life so yummy so good with french fries. My grandmother would grind her own meat that is something we rarely do today we buy the convenient packages at the store. I say eat some foods in moderation. I need sausage with eggs and to keep my pepperoni and cheese company on my pizza. Cheese oh my so good in and with just about everything. I agree kill all the light food give me the FULL flavor and taste every time. Frozen dinner are a quick meal not a healthy meal but quick so eat those in moderation too. Now eating Bacon should be a law it is so good with just about everything and it smells like heaven ” Oh bacon I love you”. Ramen noodles for those on a budget this can be the choice between starving and not. I admit they are not good for you so eat in moderation. I grew up on balogna and rarely buy it since my kids prefer real deli meat Turkey, Roast Beef and Ham. Who ever wrote this list has ever right not to eat these foods but the rest of us will continue to enjoy these foods.

  • Dr Dave

    Whatta Wacko
    Hyperbole, false facts,old wives tales liberally sprinkled in among some truisms.
    At least I now know to avoid this site!

  • Anonymous

    This person is worse than Fox news. There is actually a study out right now that is saying we may have been wrong about MSG…weird but true. Also, Polypropylene glycol is not anti-freeze. Just looks like it to anyone who doesn’t understand chemistry. While I agree that processed foods are bad, you do not support your argument with knowledge or real facts.

    Seriously, stick to your guns and do what you know author. Perhaps a server at an Applebee’s or Chili’s?

  • Scott Katzenbach

    LOL the ignorance in over half of these commnents id absolutely hilarious. Yes food is the cause of the majority of the problems we face. It leads to genetic defects and diseases. Moderation is only a small part in the grand sceme of things. Now I do not fully agree with some of the descriptions as to why certain foods should be totally avoided. For instance, not all hamburger meat is the same. If it comes from cows that are 100% grass fed and grass finished on organic pastures, then the meat will then contain nutirents that fight cancer along with a powerhouse of Omega-3 fatty acids. Also, saturated fat is only your enemy if you soak the fats in a diet full of processed foods, particularly carbohydrates that are more starchy. In reality, saturated fats raise total cholesterol, which means the HDL is raised along with the LDL, therefore the entire “artery-clogging” concept is misunderstood. Proper Diet, consistent sleep cycles, and exercise (when done right), are the three keys to living a truly physically healthy life. Now regarding genetics, those three factors I just mentioned are the culprit when being passed down through each generation. If you live the same unhealthy lifestyle as the previous generation, you will suffer the same repetitive consequences. Do not be alarmed if the cancer cells in your body spread and adapt to the unhealthy internal environment when you spent the majority of your life eating total crap and fast food and things the FDA says is healthy. Here is your sign *DUH*

  • John F C Taylor

    Hate all the pop-up ads that you have to spend time searching for the kill switch on. Even worse is the ones you can’t kill without opening first. Basically kills any interest there might have been in the article itself.

  • Lakisha James

    I guess we should starve then because after all of that look what #21 is…I mean I understand the reasons behind the concept of pork but really??? Every time I look around one minute it’s good for you and then the next day it’s bad for you like REALLY??? We’re all going to die from something so let’s just enjoy life.

  • stevieod

    I have eaten all of these foods, as has my parents, their parents and on and on. Yes, they have passed away, but the youngest to pass was 85. Eat what you want in moderation. Or not.

    More BS from the food Nazis. Cool whip is whipped cream? Sounds bogus to me.

    Who wants to live past a hundred years anyway?

  • Bootney Farnsworth

    Coolwhip may be many things, but whipped cream it is not.

  • Bobby

    Starvation is just as deadly and much quicker.

  • CC

    I think if you eat these foods in moderation and exercise you will be okay. I’m sure most of us know someone who ate healthy all of the time died of an heart attack or cancer. Have you notice that most of the people who gets cancer or has breathing issues don’t smoke? Hmmm…what’s the answer for that? Old lady told me once she eats french fries all of the time and drink a glass of red wine every night and she is 93 years old. If it’s your time it’s your time no matter what.

  • Sheryl

    Consuming more than 2500 mg. of salt per day does not CAUSE hypertension, although if you already HAVE high blood pressure, you are encouraged to reduce your salt intake. Even then, some studies indicate that eating sea salt is much better for you than eating the regular kind of salt, *especially* if you have high blood pressure.

  • Sheryl

    Oh, also, shellac isn’t made from bug excrement; it’s made from the secretion from a certain type of insect. A secretion is different from an excretion. So it’s not “poop”.

    In addition, remember while you’re reading this article, that even too much oxygen can kill you.

  • Sandra S.

    So many dramatic “facts,” but no sources cited! I wasted time going all the way to the end of this slideshow (I hate the slideshow format BTW – so cumbersome to use!) to see what sources would be sited at the end, and there were none. While a few of your statements are factually correct, there are so many errors (and suspected errors that I didn’t have time to research) that, overall, this article has little credibility.

    And, remember… “All things in moderation, including moderation”!

  • Bill

    Have a carrot. Why bother living? Everything you put in your mouth is bad for you.

  • Anonymous

    Sand is used when making ground meat so that the meat does not clump up during production

    wow these people are mental midgets if they believe that

  • Jonah

    I’m enjoying some Johnsonville Brats and a small diet Coke while reading this article.


    Mostly bullsh*t. You need a little bit of everything, including the “bad things” that are currently out of fashion in terms of nutritional dogma. A lot of the claims made are outdated or just plain wrong.

    Eggs and dairy are both nutritional powerhouses for obvious reasons. You just need to use moderation. The main problem with pizza is the cultural connection it has to binge eating.

    …and I LIKE the fact that no part of an animal is going to waste when you make sausage. I’m not prissy. I appreciate the fact that the death of a creature will be exploited to it’s fullest potential. Perhaps fewer creatures will need to be killed.

    If I am getting “potted meat product”, I just want to know it.

    Using the entire animal is the most moral approach to butchery.

  • brian

    i am wondering if much research was actually put into this article when it was written. Many of the items seemed reasonable to be bad for you. But i read the whipped cream one and it said only 2 of the 12 ingredients are NOT toxic to humans. It lists as some of those ingredient: skim milk, vegetable oil, corn syrup. Since when is skimmed milk or vegetable oil TOXIC!?

  • j michael rowland

    This has been one of the worst reading experiences of my entire life.

    Your website takes a very long time to load a page. And after you’ve started reading, it continues to load more elements and keeps re-laying out the page, causing the reading material to flip around, scroll up and down, out of the visible window. An incredibly frustrating reading experience. Then, trying to scroll causes other content to load or reload, removing control of the scrolling process from the viewer. Your every page is so studded with dynamically-loaded page elements, ads, pop-ups and pop-overs, there is NEVER a time when a reader can read unhindered.

    And, for this article, you want us to load all this garbage 25 TIMES?

    All just to find out we should not be eating:

    Hot dogs
    French fries
    Whipped cream
    Energy bars
    Ramen noodles
    Jelly beans
    Microwave popcorn

    If you have some important info to impart, JUST TELL US! It would all fit on one page, and even with a picture for each one, it would take a tenth of the time.

    Of course, you wouldn’t get your revenue stream from your click-through ads and banners, etc.

    But, frankly, if that’s your priority — treating your readers as victims, targets, commodities to be abused and discarded — then you’re as toxic as any of the foods in your list.

    And that’s to say nothing of the lack of research, proofreading, or writing.

  • Anonymous

    These articles have so many errors in descriptions, warnings, and overworked CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest) “BS”. This frivolous listing is just to sell ads..not inform!

  • John

    All overblown facts meant to scare people yet again into a certain type of behavior. Typical of the wussification of america

  • spareparts

    Well now. I have to comment because of what I have been going through. I have acne inflammation in the form of cysts on the back of my neck and scalp. Sometimes they take weeks to heal and are very painful. Not to mention the psychological effects. Dermatologists have prescribed steroids that helped but it was recommended I do not take the steroids any longer after years of taking them. Since then, I have had a large infected cyst surgically removed from the back of my neck after being treated with antibiotics. I continued to get inflation and cysts after the surgery. I was at wits end. I started internet for treating cyst acne, to spare you all the details of many hours of research I will tell you what is starting to make sense. I have been following this diet for 1 week now and have healed my latest out break completely. One article I was reading told me that having acne was a blessing as my body was trying to tell me something is out of balance. People who do no get acne have no warning signs. That said, I am not a doctor only a person that is convinced of the following.
    a) hippocrates said all disease begins in the gut
    2) Do not eat processed sugar.
    3) start diet with BONE BROTH fast for 3 days.
    3) Diet needs to be vegetables and fruit based.
    4) Do not eat wheat, dairy products.
    5) Take probiotics, vitamins.
    6) Drink almond milk with superfood.
    7) Key is moderation with any food. Example. fresh salmon, tuna.
    8) There are many food recipes that can be found for following this type of food diet on the internet. Research leak gut.
    I plan to stay on this diet for 3 – 6 months before introducing chicken and steak back into my diet.

    For those of you who can eat what ever you want without any side affect or those who choose to eat what the h*** they want to , more power to you.
    I am not judging, I am being honest to what has been many years of non diagnosis or miss diagnosis.

  • Art

    Everything in moderation. We are living 30 years longer these days than our ancestors 200 years ago.. When 40 was old. Think about that. Why do we need to be paranoid about food, we must be doing something right. My grandmother made it to 93, she smoked, she drank, she ate fatty foods. I’m 53 and my mom is healthier than me at 77.

  • Mike

    I had to stop reading when the subject said “whipped cream” and the article was about Cool Whip.

    This ties in to the margarine part as well – in dairy products, the pleasing texture comes from milkfat. If a product has a texture that mimics milkfat, whether it’s margarine, “light” and “non-fat” dairy products, “non-dairy” products like Cool Whip, or cheap ice cream, they have to replace the expensive milkfat with something else, and it’s going to be cheap things that aren’t good for you.

  • Samhain

    I worked part time during High School in a Deli and meat market and never remember using Sand to make our ground beef.

  • Sharon Hess

    I made my granddaughter some Top Ramen that she requested. She didn’t eat all of it, and unbeknown to me, left the rest of the bowl in my back yard and forgot about it. Three weeks later, I found the bowl of noodles intact, untouched, and free of mold. During that three weeks, I had bears in my garbage cans, racoons eating my cat’s food, and all kinds of rodents and small animals cruising my yard for edibles. When a forest full of hungry critters will not touch a half-eaten bowl of noodles, you can bet it’s not fit for human consumption.

  • danny schwertner

    Know how you can tell who a vegan is? Just wait 3 seconds and they will be sure to tell you.

  • jerry

    Why did i waste my time reading this? How long or how much of these things would you have to eat to actually gt sick??? I had pork chops last night and i feel fine…..AOL could you please stop with these non sense articles??

  • gholfdude

    I want to know who in the world eats a donut in the morning and thinks of it as “healthy”? This article is so full of misinformation it’s ridiculous. It must have been written by some neo-fascist idiot wanting to control everyone’s lives…or just some schmuck looking for web site hits because they can’t hold down a real job. Yeah, that’s it. Schmuck.

  • larry

    Oxygen is very bad, if you stopped breathing it you will never get any disease

  • Shaun McDowell

    Well there goes my entire diet apart from the balonea. Rather die happy eating the things I like than live forever eating bland boring food. I read all these articles about how this killing you or that is, but we are living longer than ever. Eat during and be merry for tomorrow we die.

  • Shaun McDowell

    My doctor is a vegetarian, he looked like death warmed up until he gave it up and started eating meat. Now he looks more healthy.

  • Shaun McDowell

    Gonna die someday it’s just a matter of when and how. I want to die due to a stroke brought on by over indulgence.

  • spunkysmum

    Yeah, that’s not going to happen. There’s such a thing as quality of life. I don’t want to live to 100 if that means 100 years of not eating bacon.

  • spunkysmum


  • steuben

    sometimes they choke on those damn shiny rocks

  • ben

    let me know when you’ve done some real research

  • spunkysmum

    Such a trailblazer!

  • pilgrimson

    I read somewhere that the average life expectancy of a Doctor is 55 yrs. I said average not the rule. Anyway the Dr. that was giving me advice died 25 years ago at 55. I now am 75.
    Glad I didn’t follow his advice. ~~~ LOL

  • pilgrimson

    Speaking of Hot dogs, have you tried Nathan’s? Awsome!!!

  • Instant noodles contain anti-freeze such as propylene glycol – affects the liver, heart and kidneys. <–That statement right there proved the author to be an uneducated (at least on the topic at hand) hack. No reason to read any further.

  • Slash77

    Seriously……. you might as well just ‘starve’ to death if you follow this list.

    Most things in moderation are ok, anything in abundance can be harmful.

    I will never give up New York (Brooklyn) style thin crust pizza…..

  • Bojangles McHammerpants

    Settle down spaz

  • Bojangles McHammerpants

    Everything on the internet is true.

  • Robert Guttman

    In short, everything that tastes good is bad, everything that tastes bad is good. I’ve tried eating healthy foods, such as tofu, quinoa and seaweed, and I find them all equally revolting. You want ’em, take ’em.

  • Silver Savior

    Is there one food that does not have anything wrong with it?

  • Scott Matarrese

    Infant mortality was a major reason for average life spans being low, cavemen lived to be very old if they could make it.

  • Scott Matarrese

    You completely missed his point, we was not saying eat enough to do harm! He is saying you can eat any of that IN MODERATION, and be just fine, and that is absolutely true.

  • Scott Matarrese

    What I don’t understand is why people insist its a good idea to deny themselves while young and in good health to tack on a few low quality years at the end. SCREW THAT!

  • Scott Matarrese

    Vinegar and olive oil is one of the healthiest things on the planet.

  • FaithColeridge33

    I don’t trust anyone that doesn’t like bacon.

  • John Mcdoo

    thank you captain obvious for this article. sounds like your bitter about these products. i personally dont care what you have to say because unless your over indulging than there is nothing to worry about.

  • Rusty

    You mean like trichinosis is not rampant in modern pork.

  • Olga Kim

    What a stupid reply.

  • Dd1055

    Give up bacon? No flippin chance…

  • SurvivAllExpert

    True… I think Plumbers have done more to extend life expectancies than all Doctors or Cool Whip Lab techs; Clean Water on demand to drink and clean with and pipes to carry the waste far away from our homes changed the world 🙂

  • MrsMommy

    Additionally, pigs are more saturated with toxins than other animals. This has something to do with the pig’s digestive system because the animals digests whatever it eats very quickly.

    Further, the pig doesn’t have any sweat glands. Since sweat glands are a tool the body uses to get rid of toxins, the pig is packed with toxins. And when you eat pork, all the toxins from the pig enter your system.

    A major concern with eating pork meat is trichinellosis or trichinosis. This is an infection that people get from eating undercooked or uncooked pork that contains the larvae of the trichinella worm.

    Last but not least, pigs carry many viruses and parasites with them.

    We know that pork meat tastes delicious, but the risk is just too high.

  • MrsMommy

    Further, the pig doesn’t have any sweat glands. Since sweat glands are a tool the body uses to get rid of toxins, the pig is packed with toxins. And when you eat pork, all the toxins from the pig enter your system.

  • Jimbob

    Wow, here I was, trapped in the eternal page surf of the internet when I stumbled on this. Curious, I clicked and read. This is an unresearched, biased, and very general article. Most of this can be disproven by even a cursory google search. Unreal what garbage websites will publish just to get hits. Kudos, diet.st, you got one from me.

  • Sonjar Harvey

    Reddi Wip has less of what they listed,but the gum, sugar, Nitrous Oxide among other things scares me now!!!!

  • Hey You

    Civil engineers were more responsible for our extended life spans than all the nutritionists alive.

  • Hey You

    Of the 21 foods not to eat, there are probably 3 or 4 which I would certainly eschew.
    I have already gotten too much baloney from reading this essay.

  • Jim Belina

    So everything is bad for you?

    The trick is moderation.

  • EOlson

    This article should have also stated that many of things could made at home in healthy ways (i.e. whipped cream, mayonaise, french fries (cook in the oven with a small drizzle of vegetable oil), hamburger (grind your own beef). All the commercial variations of the foods suggested in the article can be un-healthy it’s just better to make and cook it yourself. Whoever wrote this article needs to do further research other than just putting in their own two cents worth.

  • EyeHateChron

    except when they are exposing their crack…eeeeewwwwww !!!

  • EyeHateChron

    Well done

  • Todd

    Everything is toxic depending on the quantity…even water. This is a pretty lame, fear-mongering list.

  • Andrea Collier

    I often eat organic baby spinach with wild sockeye salmon or organic chicken. I cook the meat in organic avocado oil. I don’t add any dressing. Very healthy and delicious!

  • CC

    You mean pretty much the food most americans eat and love – no wonder so many are obese

  • David

    Just eat food in it’s purest form. Learn how to cook, and don’t confuse cook with prepare. Don’t patronize those slop house restaurants that serve you slop so they can make a profit. Can’t afford an expensive restaurant? Then at an home – it’s cheaper than a slop house, and more healthy. What? You are working and don’t have time to cook, so you have to eat out? Work less, and eat at home then – it’s cheaper, and most important healthier for you and your family. It’s all about balance, and what’s important to you.

  • David

    I am vegan. Those hotdogs are good, but i don’t like them grilled. I lightly fry them in olive oil or coconut oil. and top them off with a lot of mustard, and some relish. Just one fills me with 1/4 cup of vegan beans, and i am very happy. Burgers made from mushroom or black beans too.

  • me

    ummm… CONSUMMATING commercial mayonnaise? I’m thinking someone should proofread their articles.

  • Taylor N.

    So much misinformation here on every page, where do I start? MSG causes cancer? That’s just irresponsible.

  • Baron Von Bear

    Mmmmmm…. SLT(Sleestak,Lettuce,and Tomato) with Mayo, fries and popsicles on the side.


  • American Dad

    Oh my God! I’ve baloney sandwich for breakfast today. Am I going to die?

  • Jeff

    Looks like this article took all my food away….I might as well be anorexia………

  • mickey

    As an Italian I protest. Blasphemy I say blasphemy!!!

  • Georgia

    Where can I get a bagel with cumin on it?

  • Ronald G Miner Jr

    Sorry, you lost me on the bacon…good bye

  • DonnaM

    CAUSES AUTISM?!!?!? ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND???? As the parent of a son with Autism I am highly offended by this. To suggest that a genetic disability is caused by a food of any kind is asinine. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

  • I’m laughing at the “MSG triggers cancer” comment. I’m imagining a trigger warning on typical instant noodle packaging.

  • Name

    I definitely concur with Baloney as something to stay away from. When I was a kid, my grandpa got a kitty and as he did with all his animals, would spoil this kitty. The kitty only liked to eat baloney – would have nothing to do with cat food. Unfortunately the cat lasted only 3 and half years and died of cancer. I totally blame it on the baloney. My family raised dozens of cats at a time and we fed them primarily cat food and they would live to at least 10 years minimum, mostly longer. Imagine what that boloney is doing to humans. I’m an adult now and since then I haven’t eaten baloney.

  • Mola Ram

    Cant eat anything with this article…the author is an effing idiot

  • How about nobody eat anything, before I turn this car around! Jesus Christ, children! Dial it down and eat your bowl of air!

  • sassandahalf

    Shredded organic cardboard for everyone!

  • johnf

    How do you consummate mayonaisse? Sorry, I had to ask.

  • NotSure

    Anything with partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (PHVO) is a trans fat and extremely unhealthy. PHVO is banned in Denmark.

  • dmgng

    Those disputing this article of the worst foods to eat are hooked junk eaters. It mentions that if you made your own mayo it was healthier without the chemicals and bad oils packaged and canned with chemicals. Even our plastics have chemicals to make them soft and clear. BPA is one chemical that for years the consumer was warned about the bad effects it had on our bottled water when left in the sun and the chemical leeched into our water, baby formula warmed in the microwave in baby bottles too had BPA leech into the milk, etc. Washing baby bottles in the dishwasher under hot water too caused chemical breakdown in the baby bottles. People tend to heat their lunch packed in plastic containers in the microwave and their food became contaminated with BPA. Do your research on chemicals in our packaged, canned and cereals that are addictive with food coloring and sweeteners, etc. Have you wondered why so many children born with autism, birth defects, adults with brain tumors, colon, pancreatic, brain, and many other health issues from cancer to tumors? Have you wondered why other foreign countries people don’t suffer from diabetes, cancer and all of our common diseases in the U.S.?

    I have seen my parents and relatives from both sides die before reaching their 80’s and surgery after surgery removing their gall bladder, triple bypass heart surgery, prostate cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, etc. Our country has the best doctors and specialists because we are a sick country both physically and mentally from what we put into our bodies and each one of us is responsible on what we feed our children and what they see us eat. I watch my children and grandchildren eat their favorite meals and it kills me to know that they are poisoning their bodies and there’s nothing I can say to change their way of fixing healthy foods. It’s all the matter of convenience and laziness in cooking healthy meals from scratch.

    Processed Food Pitfalls: Top 10 Toxic Food Ingredients – 1. Palm Oil
    When a regular fat like corn, soybean, or palm oil is blasted with hydrogen and turned into a solid, it becomes a trans fat. These evil anti-nutrients help packaged foods stay “fresh,” meaning that the food can sit on the supermarket shelf for years without ever getting stale or rotting. Eating junk food with trans fats raises your “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and lowers your “good” HDL. These fats also increase your risk of blood clots and heart attack. Avoid palm oil and other trans fats like the plague, and kiss fried foods goodbye too, since they’re usually fried in one of these freakish trans-fatty oils.

    2. Shortening
    Ditch any food that lists shortening or partially hydrogenated oil as an ingredient, since these are also evil trans fats. In addition to clogging your arteries and causing obesity, they also increase your risk of metabolic syndrome. Choose healthier monounsaturated fats, such as olive, peanut and canola oils and foods that contain unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids instead.

    3. White Flour, Rice, Pasta, and Bread
    When a whole grain is refined, most of its nutrients are sucked out in an effort to extend its shelf life. Both the bran and germ are removed, and therefore all the fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Because these stripped down, refined grains are devoid of fiber and other nutrients, they’re also easy to digest — TOO EASY. They send your blood sugar and insulin skyrocketing, which can lead to all sorts of problems. Replace processed grains with whole grains, like brown or wild rice, whole-wheat breads and pastas, barley, and oatmeal.

    4. High Fructose Corn Syrup
    The evil king of all refined grains is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). The amount of refined sugar we consume has declined over the past 40 years, but we’re consuming almost 20 times as much HFCS. According to researchers at Tufts University, Americans consume more calories from HFCS than any other source. It’s in practically EVERYTHING. It increases triglycerides, boosts fat-storing hormones, and drives people to overeat and gain weight. Adopt my zero-tolerance policy, and steer clear of this sweet “poison.”

    5. Artificial Sweeteners
    Aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal), saccharin (Sweet’N Low, SugarTwin), and sucralose (Splenda) may be even harder on our metabolic systems than plain old sugar. These supposedly diet-friendly sweeteners may actually be doing more harm than good! Studies suggest that artificial sweeteners trick the brain into forgetting that sweetness means extra calories, making people more likely to keep eating sweet treats without abandon. Nip it in the bud. Scan ingredient labels and ban all artificial sweeteners from entering your mouth.

    6. Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Benzoate
    These preservatives are sometimes added to soda to prevent mold from growing, but benzene is a known carcinogen that is also linked with serious thyroid damage. Dangerous levels of benzene can build up when plastic bottles of soda are exposed to heat or when the preservatives are combined with ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Don’t risk it, people

    7. Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
    BHA is another potentially cancer-causing preservative, but it has been deemed safe by the FDA. Its job is to help prevent spoilage and food poisoning, but it’s a major endocrine disruptor and can seriously mess with your hormones. BHA is in HUNDREDS of foods. It’s also found in food packaging and cosmetics. BHA has many aliases. You can look them up. Or you can follow my advice and DITCH processed foods altogether.

    8. Sodium Nitrates and Sodium Nitrites
    No that’s not a typo. These two different preservatives are found in processed meats like bacon, lunch meat, and hot dogs. They’re some of the worst offenders, and they’re believed to cause colon cancer and metabolic syndrome, which can lead to diabetes. Protect your health by always choosing fresh, organic meats.

    9. Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow
    The artificial colors blue 1 and 2, green 3, red 3, and yellow 6 have been linked to thyroid, adrenal, bladder, kidney, and brain cancers. Always seek out foods with the fewest artificial chemicals, especially when shopping for your kids. Look for color-free medications and natural food products that don’t contain artificial colors like these.

    10. MSG
    Monosodium glutamate is a processed “flavor enhancer.” While glutamates are present in some natural foods, such as meat and cheese, the ones exploited by the processed-foods industry are separated from their host proteins through hydrolysis. The jury is still out on how harmful MSG may be, but high levels of free glutamates have been shown to seriously screw with brain chemistry. Don’t fall prey to chemical flavor enhancing. Just play it safe and flavor your food naturally.

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  • bropous

    Surprised these homos did not include “pussy”.

  • TKB

    I just had a ramon hamburger with bacon and mayo……

  • All I read are pathetic and weak explanations for not eating healthy. This article is 100% true. Go ahead and deny it to yourself, its your early funeral. Just quit selling your BS to others, because you are hastening disease and death.

  • Paladin

    I have always thought “pussy” was all protein… wonderful pastime… know how to play carnival?? She sits on your face, while you guess her weight!!!

  • Sagramore

    vegetables are grown in toxic waste and excrement. it is a great fertilizer. Bon appetite.

  • jim jones

    I will kill the filthy pig who tries to take my bacon! and wrap his slices around my hot dog. that didn’t sound right

  • jim jones

    coconut oil? guess you don’t want to live too long. that’s one of the most unhealthy oils you can use

  • AxelDC

    If you don’t know the difference between Cool Whip (emphasis on the “h”) and whipped cream (another aspirate “h”), then you have no business telling other people what to eat. Whipped cream is cream from a dairy cow, sugar, vanilla extract, and air.

    As for popsicles, making your own is so simple I’ve been doing it since I was old enough to open the fridge. Buy a set of plastic popsicle molds for ~$10. Pour in your favorite juice, soda or drink mix combo. Snap shut and freeze overnight. Voilà! Popsicles that only contain what you put in them.

  • joe lee

    From the Boro of Paulsboro, NJ 08066

    Thanks for the info, however you forgot to mention that DUCK is very BAD for you too, since DUCK contains a much higher level of cholesterol and fat than PORK anyday!!!

    According to many Physicians, the cholesterol and fat from DUCK is much more difficult to break down than the fat from other meats and pork products. I hope this helps. And by the way, chicken is also not very good for you either, and carry many viruses and parasites with them as well……………. Carry On………

  • Fred H. Smith

    If we listen too this CRACKPOT we would starve to death,,,,,they probably have a hard time getting 80# on the scales, and look like a worn out toothpick

  • Fred H. Smith

    right,, it is caused by eating the farmers garbage, not in the diet of a market raised pig

  • wabbitsan

    Many of these foods can be made in a healthy manner. Eat what you want to eat, people. Remember everything in moderation.

  • Propylene glycol is not antifreeze, it’s a food grade solvent. Ethylene glycol is what’s used in antifreeze.

  • bethy

    Everything on this list is true soybean oil should have been listed and number one it is a powerful plant estrogen and gmo’d and hexaned it is causing the estrogenization of our nation and may explain the GERD epidemic as the digestive system tries to expel it

  • dan

    try it…your brain may thank you,lol. Their are studies that indicate it reverses the effects of degenerative brain disease.
    Like olive oil:cold pressed and virgin.

  • Conbot

    Thank you, YES. Inaccuracies are rampant in this article. I stopped reading in disgust.

  • David

    Please look up coconut oil. I suspect you are confusing it with something else.

  • Rusty

    Take it you have never been on a farm. Or around pigs (that were not wearing a costume) Let alone castrate a 400 lb boar or even a weaner pig. Likely not shot one in the head and butchered it either. Or been in the pen with 60 guilts that are running with 4 very over worked boars.

  • the truth 100% organic

    you are what you eat is actually not a joke i just watched a lengthly documentary that showed the micro R.N.A that is in food actually attaches itself to your d.n.a and it becomes part of you forever everything you eat and drink stays with you for your whole life in your r.n.a.

  • no anger here…

    How come everyone on this site seems to be angry with one another?? This is my first time here and I don’t think I want to come back, everyone is snapping at each other. Settle down everyone…Lets get alone and work together to make life better for the next generation.

  • StudioFive

    Not all margerines contain trans fat. Check out Earth Balance for example.

  • ExTexan

    Stupid article, people including me, have been eating Bologna or Baloney for at least 75 years with no problems.

  • guest

    You’re wrong. It’s healthy because it is a very saturated fat. Seriously, learn something about nutrition aside from pharmaceutical propaganda.

  • guest

    Have you ever made them from scratch? Make about 6 dozen at a time and freeze them,No preservatives needed. Nathans are good dogs, but don’t hold a candle to my jalapeno dogs.

  • jim jones

    guess it depends on what study you want to believe. coconut oil benefits are largely inconclusive, leaning toward harmful. i’ll stick with olive oil!

  • jim jones

    pharmaceutical propaganda? very saturated? any original thought much?

  • Thecritic89

    Oh gosh. I always dive into the comments section when I read any article with anything to do with science in it. It always reminds me of the depths of human intelligence (the shallow depths) and depresses me slightly to think that the majority of people in the comments section who write these inane comments have an uninformed, deeply flawed vote that counts just the same as mine or anyone else’s who bothers to do a little of their own research instead of reading this crap.


  • Hasbaya1960

    Margarine is “no different than plastic”? I agree that margarine is unhealthy, but idiotic, scientifically-illiterate statements like this do nothing to further your cause.

  • IstvanIN

    I will not give up pork and pork by-products!

  • Free Speech!

    Difficult to even get through the article because of so many offensive ads attached to it.

    But – if the press is so concerned about these dietary problems, why are they not investigating the FDA that controls the selling of these products to American consumers?

    There is really little that individuals can do about this other than write the companies or boycott, which requires organization.

    The FDA is permitting poor products to reach our tables. If Americans care, they’ll do something about it.

  • Michael Wondoloski

    don’t believe everything that you read…..I would like to see the data that supports this article….or the references from where it was obtained.

  • Kannibal Jones

    all bullshit

  • WCGalanek

    It is never a good idea to opt for Mayonnaise or other unehealthy toppings. Since when is Mayonnaise a pizza topping?

  • Behind You

    Just be sure the ‘plastic’ popsicle molds don’t have BPA in them. See the point? There is NO end to it. I believe the containers food is sold in and cooked in is as important as the food itself. I will NOT use any containers from the dollar stores which are made in CHINA. They do not have our best interest at heart.

  • Sammie Jo

    What utter bullmanure!

  • Rixtix

    This appears to have been written by someone on their first assignment. Where’s the fact checker?

  • EC

    #20 – Pork

    Trichinellosis, or trichinosis, is nearly non existent in US pork products. There are roughly only 20 cases a year. You are at more risk catching trichinellosis from wild game than pork.

  • Peter Pan

    Propylene glycol is not dangerous. You are confusing it with ethylene glycol.

  • guest

    what the hell are we supposed to eat….

  • Steven

    I did my best to play along, until you got to “hamburger consummation.” Is that anything like what went down in “Portnoy’s Complaint”?

  • Carl Luomawaki

    I bet most of you protesters are FAT!

  • Story

    “The arteries of people who eat mostly a plant-based diet are smooth and intact.” Bullsh!t! My father-in-laws father died of a massive heart attack at 45 so my father-in-law ate like a bird….. small portions, whole grains, no cholesterol, only meat was grilled chicken breast, never a fat. At 60 he had a massive heart attack while mowing the lawn requiring a quadruple bypass. It convinced me it’s genetic and most people would never eat like he ate even if they knew it would add a couple of years onto their lives. Maybe it’s really not the years in your life, but the life in your years. I’ve loved good food for 54 years and no one is going to scare me away from it.

  • Story

    “The truth”???? I got as far as the “sand in the hamburger meat” and stopped reading. The only time I’ve ever seen sand in a hamburger was the one that fell off the grill.

  • Story

    I ask the same question when I look at a crab or lobster. Who was the first person to look at a crab and go “I’m going to eat that!”?

  • Story

    If we “get alone” there’s nobody else to snap at…. works for me!

  • Story

    Really??? Ever see a kid get handed a bowl of sugar free cereal? The first thing he / she will do is head for the sugar bowl….

  • lepidopteryx

    Antifreeze is ETHYLENE glycol, not propylene glycol.
    Cool Whip is NOT whipped cream.

    Everything on this list can be eaten IN MODERATION without ill effects unless you already suffer from some sort of metabolic disorder.
    I personally avoid foods labeled “diet,” “lite,” “fat-free,” “heart-healthy” or “sugar-free” because non-caloric sweeteners such as aspartame leave a vile aftertaste in my mouth, and fake fats taste just as bad. Give me real lard, real butter, and real sugar.

  • lepidopteryx

    Scott, my feelings exactly. Why deny myself the foods I live in order to live longer if it’s just going to be that much longer with no joy in my meals?

  • Eumenes

    Are the people who wrote this for real? … rhetorical question; I know they’re not … except they take themselves damned seriously. The same people who brought us transfats, to make us healthier, then decades later figured out, er, not so much. Their credibility should be arbitrarily close to zero.

  • I Love Red

    What a crock. Way to try to scare people into not eating things that people have already eating for decades and still living long, normal lives. Why do I click on these things!

  • real eater

    This is so much bullshit, a lot of this stuff has been around for years and hasn’t caused all the issues they say.

  • dave

    According to this article the skim milk in Cool Whip is toxic. The truth is water is toxic if you drink too much at once.

  • dave

    a million years, but that was all of them put together

  • dave

    If it was not for grains there would be no civilization, no indoor plumbing, no medicine

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  • dave

    pork chops taste goo bacon tastes good

  • Rod Iron

    In other words…. don’t eat just go out to a field and graze! *sigh*

  • Equa Aisv

    Dryers makes a line of popsicles that are real fruit and no sugar. Nothing wrong with those.

  • Equa Aisv

    Hamburger is made from the scraps that accumulate when carving up the carcass of a cow. In some instances, it can contain the scraps of several cows. But as someone who has been present for the butchering of a cow, I can state rather confidently that it is unlikely that any one hamburger would have the meat of even TWO different cows – without regard to the claim that it could contain the meat of HUNDREDS… I mean, just think about that… one hamburger, which weighs somewhere between 1/8 and 1/4 of a pound… that’s between 4 and 5 inches across… maybe a 1/4 inch thick… chop that into 100 pieces… you would have a dot the size of a pencil eraser. Think about how hard it would be to get the flesh of 100 cows into a single patty… no… this is BS. Actually, it isn’t as crazy as a broadcast I heard on NPR, where the young lady said she avoided hamburger because it could have the meat of THOUSANDS of cows in a single patty… what utter rubbish…

  • Who Is James Anderson

    Is this a joke? Most of this is carb loaded. The hamburger and hot dog without a bun is fine. Get real.

  • Who Is James Anderson

    These people are total idiots. Port is great and I always eat bacon.

  • Don417

    What a load of propaganda. Is anyone dumbed down enough to believe they put chicken feathers in Bologna? I got a cool tower in Seattle to sell ya.

  • Don417

    I think that’s illegal in 29 states.

  • Don417

    You must be a hit at dinner parties.

  • democrat CockRoach

    Who eats more than 1 bagel a day?

  • Thank you for your comment on this… It’s pretty obvious this was written by someone with some mish-mash of facts and old marketing data, and not a very clear understanding of much.

    First, there’s been shown in more recent studies that there’s no real correlation to dietary cholesterol or saturated fat to blood cholesterol in a negative fashion… iirc dietary fat, specifically saturated fat, and saturated animal fat has been shown to be significantly better for one than processed vegetable fats (most vegetable oils are bad)… in general if it isn’t rendered animal fats or cold pressed vegetable fats, don’t eat it. Would love to see the likes of margerine and “vegetable” oils outlawed (if it requires heavy processing, and purfuming, it probably isn’t good), and the opinions as gospel from those with a vegetarian agenda half a century ago abolished.

    Also, more recent studies have shown that people should get more than the recommended 54 grams of protein a day, and better sources are a mix of lean and fatty meats, along with nuts and some beans (though the last one is arguable)… In general, I’ve seen it suggested to get between 30-50% of one’s lean body weight in grams of protein a day. (Not processed/sausage but whole cuts).

    Beyond this, unless you have, or already are at risk of heart disease, it’s been shown that salt intake doesn’t really affect your risks of getting heart disease alone… One’s body needs salt… now, that isn’t the same as the nitrates and msg that are typically added to preserved foods… kosher or sea salt in one’s food is fine.

    Generally speaking, all processed foods are pretty much not good. Processed grains, and heavy simple starch foods are to be had in moderation (breads, pasta, corn, rice, potatoes)… it’s good to have something like a potato once a week (helps digenstion). Getting up to 2/3 of your calories from fat and protein isn’t bad… most of the rest should be fruit and vegetable sources, avoiding too many fruits with a high glycemic load, and no fruit juice. For snacks, nuts or low gl fruits (apple, or berries). And enough higher fiber fruits (cucumber, etc) and green vegetables (lettuce mixes, blanched greens, broccoli) to get your daily amount of fiber in.

    The biggest issue with a more optimal diet, is it’s hard to get enough calories without spending more… breads, cereals, pasta, rice, etc are very cheap and subsidized… Also, some people are pushing an agenda, not science… and most “science” is suspect depending on who is paying for it.

    I wish I knew what I knew now a few decades ago… I’m severely overweight with multiple metabolic syndrome issues and diabetes. I blame a lot of it on following the dietary suggestions from the 80’s and 90’s… lots of grains, almost no meat or fat… etc…

  • Prior to the 1940’s most recorded deaths were either complications from common sickness, plague or infection. Most of the modern lifespan has everything to do with sanitation, general cleanliness, antibiotics and vaccinations.

  • You should re-visit the research there… the cholesterol myth and agenda against saturated fats was mostly a vegetarian agenda backed by those in a position of power in the government’s funding of research… It actually took some work to get the misinformation reversed.. mainly in support of coconut oil and avocados, but fatty meats have also been acquitted.

    The rise of heart disease actually tracks better with the use of refined vegetable oils (along with increased nitrates and other preservatives) in the diet than anything else for the past 120 years.

  • Or, all the low fat, high sugar foods kids get these days.

  • While I agree that cooking at home is definitely better than process, pre-prepared and even most food bought out… it is really not cheaper, especially if you are trying to keep your glycemic load under 100 a day by avoiding starchy foods, simple starches and refined grains (bread, pasta, rice, corn, potato), and getting 30-50% of one’s lean mass in grams of protein a day, filling out the rest with low gl fruits and vegetables. Getting less protein than that will net you lost muscle… too many calories and you will gain fat… fat to carbs is a bit of a wash, as long as the carbs come with natural fiber, both of wish are better than carbs that turn straight to sugar in the blood stream.

    I tend to spend about $150-300 a week on food, just for me, the variance depends on what longer term items I get on any given week. I make my own mayo, I use whole cuts of meat, I eat plenty of veggies, greens, and low GL fruit each day. Meat, nuts, fresh fruit and veggies isn’t at all cheap compared to eating fast food. It’s even more of a difference when you favor better sources for meat and berries.

  • Those with very unhealthy diets actually cost less over a lifetime for healthcare because it costs a lot less in medical care for someone to die at 60 than it does to care for someone until their mid-80’s. So the argument itself is flawed.

    It’s also a matter of how medical costs are covered… the U.S. as a country already pays far more per person for medical care, than many other first world countries, and still manage to have worse care. Wether or not you support socialized medicine, there’s no mathematic based reason to outlaw any kind of food, or for that matter narcotic. No feel good or well intentioned rhetoric will change the math.

    We’d all be better off, however, if we had better psychiatric care in this country, and would wind up spending less than we do on the current prison/jail system that has close to 1:100 adults in the U.S. imprisoned.

  • Actually, there was some better research done to show how bad cigarettes are… the earlier stuff was bad junk science… the better studies (showing negatives towards smoking) were about 2 years after the relevant episode of “Bullshit!” …

    I still don’t think it’s the place for the government to mandate… though if anything, they should mandate the removal of the likes of tar, ammonia and other additives from cigarettes. I do think it should be a business owner’s decision on to allow or not smoking… it would bug me a lot less if it were tied to hard alcohol licensing though.

  • I have to agree, to some extent… I do feel the more processed a food is, the less healthy it probably is. I’m not a total whole food, or vegetarian food snob though… There are some things that are worse than others… I find it funny when people list off some of the “chemicals” … and they’re pretty simple acids, or colors that are very common, just under technical names.

    I’d hate to see what some simple seasoning blends would look like if they used the latin or greek derived chemical naming.

  • Given that where you find crab or lobster there are usually other tasty fish options that look less like mean sea cockroaches with claws… My guess it was a drunken bet. (Bet you five bucks you won’t eat that!)

  • Going organic for some foods matters more than others… “organic” farm raised fish can be fed chicken as part of their meals… The more simple the organism, the less going “organic” has an effect.. wrt GMO, most food is modified by man, it’s a matter of by what process, as the any specific company most of the organic produce is from the same companies that provide the chemically pesticide treated foods… some of which show more differences than others… berries more than say apples, or bananas.

    I find the biggest differences are in the meat, milk and eggs in terms of organic vs. not… so for berries, leafy veg or meat I favor organic and hormone free… I wish I could get labels of what the cows or chickens were fed though… When available grass fed beef/milk tastes better.. as does eggs from corn fed chickens. ymmv (as may your tastebuds)

    As for the pesticide change, the push is because roundup is now falling outside of patent protection, so they want to push the new ™ better option… btw organic produce still uses pesticides (though organic), which doesn’t mean healthy (many poisons are perfectly natural).

    The biggest problem is without the likes of grains, corn, rice and other starchy calorie laden foods, the world could not eat enough to survive… many people would need to die for the world to survive on organically grown, non-gmo food sources… just the same, I try to avoid them mostly because I’m diabetic and have learned a lot the past few years.

  • lisalu

    Yes, Cool Whip is NOT whipped cream. They should have made that clear. Real whipped cream is still full of fat, but not artificial ingredients. Also, the “energy bars” shown here are Kashi Trail Mix bars (I know, I eat them frequently!) They are only 140 calories/per bar and contain no HFCS. They have 4 g fiber, 6 g protein and 6 g sugar. The primary ingredients are whole grains. This is sloppy work, showing an item that is supposed to be unacceptable when it isn’t the item being discussed at all.

  • mydadsays

    Totally wrong about sand being used in ground beef. Makes me question the entire article.

  • Dawn

    #8 – is anyone else out there “consummating” their mayonnaise? LOL!

  • Merciah

    So wait. If I were to take this article to be truthful. Water and beta-Carotene are the only non-toxic ingredients. So When did Skim-Milk become toxic to humans?

  • v

    So are the French people immune to the reported bad effects of cheese? They eat so much more cheese, they age better and longer and more and more people would say your wrong on cheese.

  • BendDover2

    Give us a lecture on Kim-chi, why don’t you? lol

  • 3%

    Hormones for milk cows. How does this affect my hamburger, which is from beef cattle, not milk cows?
    I suspect this list was written by a Vegan.

  • 3%

    I am sure a big vegan hotdog fills you up, along with a1/4 cup beans. You do know you are supposed to EAT them, right? Not stuff them in your bum….

  • George

    Additionally, saying that anything made in a lab is the same as plastic (because it is created from chemicals) is complete nonsense. All things, organic or not, are made of the same elements.

  • CrossCountryMan

    You destroyed all of the foods I LOVE and gave no alternative choices! Bull SHIRT

  • CrossCountryMan

    AU Natural vegans pass a lot of gas but have clogged pipes ~ no substance to their merde!

  • lindamurtagh

    The whipped cream comment is ludicrous. Cool Whip was discussed, not sipped cream. Sausage that is prepared by a butcher is not processed with nitrates. A lot of people can eat only one piece of pizza, like me. How old is this author? Do they know how to research?

  • skrambled

    On the ramen thing, propylene glycol is not what’s in antifreeze (except for NON-TOXIC antifreeze). The deadly stuff in antifreeze is ethylene glycol. Propylene glycol is used in many foods and is safe to consume in moderate quantities.

  • Shran

    Mayonnaise is French not Spanish.

  • motorcity555

    you must work in the mortuary business, trying to drum up more folks…..keep eating your hotdogs, and btw put some bacon on it along with mayonaisse and enjoy, you idiot

  • mugsy

    Nobody lives forever. Might as well enjoy it while you have the chance. I’m guessing the writer got bullied a lot in school?

  • windyhillgal

    Don’t we all?!

  • Johnny

    Um dude were just saying

  • darveljsilda

    Nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels! 🙂

  • darveljsilda

    Do not be to hard on yourself by being immoderately moderate. Allow for the occasional holiday or special event where you can indulge your appetite for the forbidden foods that you crave. The less stress that you experience by doing this will more than make up for the consequences of eating those foods. 🙂

  • darveljsilda

    In a manner of speaking, we all commit suicide because of the dietary choices we make!

  • Ladie

    No bagels, mayo, french fries, pizza, or cheese?! Sigh…just kill me now.

  • Ladie

    Plumbers are awesome 🙂

  • sweetqueen777

    That is so true!!! And, the vegans I have known were NOT any healthier than anyone else.

  • What a B S article. ANYTHING in moderation is fine. If we listen to these Nanny Staters, we’d be out eating grass and grazing like the sheep THEY are.
    Touch my bacon and DIE!

  • Here come us lard asses defending why this the article is ridiculous except I know better. Much of it if not 100% of it is true. I was raised on pork, stopped eating and haven’t for 18 years, especially after my grandmother with cancer was warned to stay away from it and right after she had pork chops at a restaurant – had a seizure and never returned to us. I’ve been vegetarian for 10 years, vegan for 4 to 5 years and raw for 2 before. Trying to see what works because our bodies are our vehicles. Shit, can’t give my car an oil change and tune up while my own temple is struggling. This list is accurate but! we love our shit anyway.

  • Here come us lardies defending why this the article is ridiculous lol except I know better. Much of it if not 100% of it is true. I was raised on pork, stopped eating and haven’t for 18 years, especially after my grandmother with cancer was warned to stay away from it and right after she had pork chops at a restaurant – had a seizure and never returned to us. I’ve been vegetarian for 10 years, vegan for 4 to 5 years and raw for 2 before. Trying to see what works because our bodies are our vehicles. Certainly can’t give my car an oil change and tune up while my own temple is struggling. This list is accurate but! we love our junk anyway. #accountability

  • Lori Foster

    People see sugar and panic. Whipped cream doesn’t need to contain a lot a sugar. 1 tablespoon or stevia makes a wonderful whipped cream.

  • sinned103

    bottom line eat what you want its your death

  • Babs

    I think one would have to eat several popsicles to consume the amount of sugar in a can of Coke..

  • Tman95

    So, according to this article, you shouldn’t eat anything!!!!

  • C. D.


  • ConsciouslyAwake

    why spread such lies about bologna? keep you’re conceded lying opinions to yourselves rather than misinform lesser intelligent folks, thanks.

  • Bleddyn

    If people would eat real Ramen they might find it a little healthier. This crap they call Ramen here in the states is disgusting. Top Ramen, Maruchan and other low quality crap. Shin Ramen and Samyang Ramen is more expensive but way better for you….I think.

  • Johnnie Velasquez

    Well said my man. Eat drink and be merry. This article makes it sound like you induldge in all these things every day over and over. Too much of a good thing is also bad for you.
    I was just wondering if Obamma eats any pork?

  • BUD


  • I’m not a big fan of bologna, but, if you’re going to make a statement like this “baloney sandwich actually contains so many harmful ingredients”, it would be nice to have some concrete facts to back it. What are these “harmful ingredients”? Why are they harmful?

  • KyleWilson

    I didn’t realize hamburgers were made with bagels. This is about the most uneducated food article I believe I’ve ever read.

  • KyleWilson

    In the pizza section it says “You should also be careful when choosing toppings. It is never a good idea to opt for mayonnaise or other unhealthy toppings.”

    Am I missing something? Who puts mayonnaise on a pizza?

  • Woody

    How about pussy? Does that have any carbs in it and is it safe?

  • Had Enough With the BS

    Garbage online information.
    Obvious eat, drink and carry-on in moderation message is obvious.
    But the rest of the information is garbage.
    Typical passive-aggressive, alarmist like, oversensitivity brain washing!

  • Had Enough With the BS

    Moderation of every post proves the point about this site.

  • Conspiracy Theory

    OK, I stopped reading when BACON hit the list at #9. Life without bacon is not worth living…..

  • Florence Millard

    We are all going to die anyway…………why not enjoy life while we are here?

  • Florence Millard

    I have a neighbor like that……….she is so skinny I am afraid a strong wind will blow her away! She eats nothing but BOILED CHICKEN for meat. Other than that, I am not sure. I eat anything I want, am not overweight, although my cholesterol is a few points higher than my Dr. would like. Trick is: portion control. I also eat lots of raw vegetables, like broccoli, cauliflower, celery, carrots, grape tomatoes, throw in grapes, and apples………..you get the idea. I also have a hotdog occasionally and a hamburger and fries…………even pizza………..but don’t overdo it.

  • Florence Millard

    I have wondered that too………….I do know Michael loves his lobster. (I see the police are on my replies again.)

  • Soccer Mama

    “Milk” cows do NOT get slaughtered for their meat.

  • hisxmark

    I am reminded of the time a nephrologist advised me to take a load off my kidneys by avoiding foods with potassium and phosphorus.
    That would include, meat, eggs, grains, dairy products, potatoes, nuts, fruits and vegetables. He did mention that I could have cauliflower and blueberries.
    We don’t see much of each other anymore.

  • Ebama Obola

    The anti-bagel thing is obviously racist.

  • Olga Kim


    BendDover, is that how you support yourself? And a BJ here and there in a back alley of a dive bar for a few extra?

  • Don

    I’m glad I’m not the only one that believes most of the statements made by the person who wrote this internet article is full of it. They never stated what types of cholesterol. Your body needs it, that why you liver produces it. So in other words, take what the author of the article wrote with 2 grains of salt.

  • Don

    Apparently this article was written by a vegan, I suggest the author of this article should go get a hamburger, your iron and protein levels are dangerously low.

  • You lost me at #9–bacon. I’ve read that each piece of bacon on average takes 20 minutes from your life span. This seems like a good trade to me.

  • joe

    This article is brought to you by the Food Police!

  • rae

    Skim milk is considered toxic now?

  • crystal

    I did’t see crack or meth, Are they okay? I need something soft like bolony because my teeth fell out.

  • daughterofSatan

    Poor kitty!!! Yep baloney is bad for cats and people. I haven’t eaten pork in many years and won’t touch it. I am slowly becoming a vegatarian and then a vegan.

  • Grandma 1

    now that you have just starved the college kids to death why don’t we go after the companies that make this really bad food for all. No we cannot do that because they don’t are what people eat the keep farming the same crap out day after day. What do you expect the young hungry kids to eat on a college budget and where are they suppose to get the time to cook daily meals. They have hours and hours of homework then have to work to provide themselves with the money to not only feed themselves but pay rent, utilities, etc also. We let them know what will kill them so once again why don’twe go after those who make it possible to kill them.

  • Whitewolf

    Coconut oil is MAGIC! I’m sad I just started using it, I wish I had known all it’s benefits YEARS AGO.
    It’s one of the best things out there for hair and skin and one of the cheapest too 🙂 LOVE my jars of coconut oil

  • Jamie

    I’m going to have to agree with most of that. The negative effects of cholesterol for one was just myth based on studies with not enough data. The opposite of cold pressed fats is for instance like hydrogenated fats where they heat the vegetable to extract the oil creating trans oils from breaking down the oil. Margerine is loaded with these hydrogenated fats. I also agree about salt. Inflammation in your body caused by unhealthy fats and oil as well obesity are among the largest cause for heart disease and not salt. Further more, nitrites and MSG have been shown to cause severe allergies and as well as lesions. I also about fruit. Fruits contain sugar, and sugar where it’s HFCS, sucrose, glucose, fructose, etc is still sugar and causes inflammation in the body so moderation of fruit is essential, you get vitamins from them but you get more vitamins from nuts and the fat in nuts are some of the healthiest. Many of which nuts are said to help the brain and depression even. By far vegetables are the healthiest thing you can eat and many vegetable even contain fiber and protein as well as constituents that fight many diseases such as cancer! Not to mention a lot of those studies go back to even further studies done in the 50’s that were even poorer constructed.

  • carol

    Tracker 1 Thank You for sharing. I found a lot of helpful information here. Wish you all the best with your health. Don’t give up!

  • Raleigh Swails


  • Raleigh Swails

    Mostly, not long.

  • Raleigh Swails

    Holy crap I never thought of that!

  • Raleigh Swails

    I think i am one of those guys.

  • Raleigh Swails

    Point out the errors, I didn’t see any if you are replying to Margaret.

  • Raleigh Swails

    I saw a Sleestak the other day!

  • Raleigh Swails

    Crap, I just consumed 4 grains! I’m calling an ambulance.

  • Raleigh Swails

    What the hell will you read then?

  • Raleigh Swails

    Margerine killed my sister. How long to I have to hang on for censorship to take effect?

  • Raleigh Swails

    It is ; you must stop eating now!

  • Raleigh Swails

    What does a cow look like?

  • Raleigh Swails

    Did you talk to Steve before you wrote this?

  • Raleigh Swails

    It’s so heavy it may never come out!

  • Raleigh Swails

    He died of over eating.

  • Jeanninne Bassinger

    What?! No eating bacon???????

  • Bleddyn

    Added Diet.ST to my block list. They made it way to easy to detect their random ad based attempt to create ad revenue.

  • Bleddyn

    Nom Nom, Heavy whipping cream and Splenda…problem solved.

  • Bleddyn

    Well, now that you mention it, Kim Chi is a very healthy food. Not the greatest smell, but then again Alfredo sauce does not smell all that great either.

  • Bleddyn

    I swear this article seems to trying to reduce their ad based revenue by starving off their readers.

  • Bleddyn

    In Korean….Stevie YA!

  • Bleddyn

    It is worse than that. They make up attention grabbing ad revenue hooks and then fill those pages with absolute garbage. They are hoping that you will grow bored with their crap and click on an ad.

  • Bleddyn

    Let me rephrase that for you. It is true, everything is on the internet.

  • Bleddyn

    Thank you. Moderation is everything. Live healthy and then reward yourself with the occasional sin food, which according to his article is virtually everything sold as food.

  • Bleddyn

    That comment is not going to make your kale infused tofu dog taste any better, although you are likely going to live just a tad longer.

  • Harry D Weiner

    What the F is left, soy beans & quinoa…..yes if you live by that list your life will be a long boring buffet…..they also forgot ice cream!

  • Harry D Weiner

    Hey I cant eat my pork tartar anymore? My homemade mole meat sausages are out! No way…[email protected] least I can have my chocolate covered crickets!!

  • manoahi

    I just did a quick check on the ingredients of mayonnaise. I don’t see MSG. Also, this article indicates that one of the harmful ingredients is citric acid. Huh? Does that means any consumption of citric acid is harmful? How does that work? So, can anyone describe the Kreb’s cycle, which produces ATP, DTP and NADH (trying to remember high school biology here) without citric acid? ATP, DTP and NADH are essential to all mitochondrial cells metabolism. As others have stated, there is a whole slew of information that is not correct in here and has largely been debunked years ago. A scant few are still valid.

  • Mr Creosote

    no need to drum up business…. even vegans die Poindexter.

  • Mr Creosote

    pretty likely you haven’t either… you more likely found a Youtube video instead.

  • Colleen

    How can I still be on this earth? I’ve been eating all this bad stuff for 63 years!

  • Missy Brashear

    Please show all 100 ingredients in cool whip. Cool whip will not kill you, but it’s pretty much devoid of good nutrition, just like whipped cream is.

  • Rick James

    Grilled food over charcoal causes cancer you mean.

  • Who wrote this?

    Was this a project for high school? Facts are wrong, twisted or missing. The list is accurate for foods that should definitely be eaten in moderation, but the descriptions are wonky.

  • Sugar baby

    Splenda is really unhealthy. You’re better off eating small amounts of natural sugar.

  • Who wrote this?

    I’m sick of hearing how propylene glycol is anti-freeze. Well… it is, but it’s the not-so-toxic version. The highly dangerous anti-freeze is *ethylene* glycol. There is HUGE difference between the two.

  • nolove

    this list is bullshit.

  • Bleddyn

    If I were healthy, I would agree. Moderation is the best way to eat the things we love without too much sacrifice. However, I have type 2 Diabetes so sugar is poison for me. Unfortunately in trying to justify their addition to sugar (not talking about you) people post so much garbage about Splenda that when I do a search on the subject I get everything from Splenda is great to Splenda is poison. Right now the only numbers that are important to me are A1C, Cholesterol and blood pressure. And Splenda helped me lower my A1C down from 8.9 to 5.7 so I will take that win.

  • Rusty

    Then you would be very wrong … along with cattle, horses, sheep, and goats. Fowl. Advantages if you will of being raised and working on farms and ranches. Banding, branding, castrating, vet care, and custom butchering …. basically the whole spectrum of about 20 yrs or so of my life.

  • tim

    this guy needs a hobby….ohhh don’t eat this because it’s baaaaaad….. everything is bad. get over it.

  • Katie

    Not all margarine contains trans fats.

  • hollow

    This is the worst list ever.So by your definition, us poor folks shouldn’t eat anything. Some of the items on your list are just more affordable and you failed to list alternatives. This article blows really hard.

  • Firebird2

    Eat anything and it will kill you. That’s it I am going to become a breatharian…oh wait that will kill me as well.

  • phurface

    Gag, another rant by a diet guru. If they had their way, we would all have feeding tubes.

  • sunni_daze

    Bacon…Bacon…bad for us….nooooo

  • Cheryl J. Brock

    This is ridiculous. Almost all of this stuff is okay to eat as long as it is in moderation. Even hot dogs, if you buy certain kinds. The important thing is to gain some nutritional knowledge and read labels.

  • ChiCity4life

    He’s just mad because these 21 things are all he eats

  • ChiCity4life

    Actually charring your food is what’s unhealthy

  • basenjibrian

    splenda gives me a splitting headche and makes me dizzy and nauseous.
    Your mileage may vary.

  • Cemian

    It’s all about moderation, right? We can still enjoy these as long as these are NOT your breakfast, lunch & dinner every day. For crying out loud….

  • freddy fleetwood

    yea not whipped cream

  • freddy fleetwood

    US Department of Agriculture breaks the law, wow

  • claymore cluepile

    the author failed to mention that if you carefully follow all her advice, avoid all the items, and only eat fresh whole grains, vegetables and fish…you still end up dead anyway

  • Jenna King

    So food most people can afford is bad. Really good stuff, lean meats, fresh fruits, etc., are better but who can afford them. And don’t go bad mouthing my balogna.

  • myAnon

    yes, but if you heat olive oil, doesn’t it turn toxic?

  • myAnon

    olive oil should only be used for finishing – after the food is cooked.

  • ShawnLa

    MSG does NOT cause cancer. There is zero evidence supporting this.

  • The Penitent Man

    Instant noodles do not contain “anti-freeze”! What a dishonest article. Propylene glycol is a harmless additive in anti-freeze and is not poisonous at all. Do some research before spouting off such nonsense,

  • Yokog Coprsteal

    Yea, you have a point. I’ve eaten ramen noodles all my life and I feel perfectly healthy.

  • Yokog Coprsteal

    HOW!!! I ask, HOW can you say we cannot eat BACON!?!?!?!? Blasphemy!!!!!

  • Yokog Coprsteal

    OK, just saw Cheese. I officially hate this article. Cheese is the best.

  • A guy from North Dakota

    So, What Should we eat then. I guess almost all food is bad for you, in one study or another. Same with drinking anything and even breathing is bad for your health (there was a study about people living in high altitudes that live longer/age slower than people at sea-level due to less oxygen in the surrounding air). Go with the idea, live healthy but live. If your too worried about this and that, you just going through the emotions of living. Enjoy the time you have because you have only chance at this life. Make sure to stop and enjoy a piece of chocolate cake.

  • scottie123

    I can’t eat a hamburger without feeling that I’m destroying my health?!

  • scottie123

    Evil is the one who dissuades me from eating pizza!!

  • UrTypicalBlonde

    Lord, did this article scare the hell out of me. Majority of the stuff they named, I consume actually, just not on a regular basis. It’s sad that these people would put out so many harmful products just for their cash dollar to flow easier. It seems like everything they put out now will kill you. I definitely didn’t know about pigs not having any glands so all the toxins are just sitting inside their bodies. That is just disgusting. You really want to live any longer? Give up ALL unhealthy practices, you might just want to be a vegan, because after reading this article, I may just become one myself.

    Literally, gag me with a spoon gross.

  • jim jones

    never heard that. I like to flavor my olive oil depending on mood and as you mentioned use it mostly for finishing. I do fry with it. but lightly. not deep fry or on high heat. there are just SO many oils i go with my mood and care less about the health of it, including the coconut oil. jury is out on most of these anyway and benefits and risks change so often that i go with what i want at the time

  • smcase77

    The first 3 of these all had false and/or extremely misleading statements, so I’m not bothering with the next 20.

  • Beth M Downs

    <> Oh FFS, people. Study a little chemistry! Anytime you run across the words “propylene glycol” — it DOESN’T mean it is freaking antifreeze, people. What is used in food is food-grade propylene glycol and is SAFE. Yes, bologna and margarine are absolute TRASH for your body, but the vast amount of content on this website is nothing but fear-mongering and misinformation clearly meant for people who’ve never once cracked open a chemistry book in their lives. I’d LOVE to see some actual peer-reviewed references to all these alleged claims of items and ingredients being harmful to our health. Spouting off that something causes cancer (MSG) without references that AREN’T paid-for by the organics industry and such would be more than a little bit useful here. Remember people — just because it’s on the internet doesn’t make it truth. I wouldn’t be surprised if this whole website wasn’t funded by the organics industry to continue to scare people who are absolute idiots when it comes to reading labels and comprehending that *everything* is made of chemicals. These are the same morons that think the “Food Babe” is a genius. Gods help us all.

  • Trichinellosis is nearly unheard of in the US. Even eating raw bacon won’t give it to you anymore, due to the way it’s processed. There only about 11 cases of it a year. So enjoy your bacon, and pork chops.

  • justsayin

    “And god knows what else” is not acceptable when Wikipedia knows what else, and you just didn’t use it.

  • Hurley

    I can perfectly picture the person who wrote this article. Guaranteed within 2 minutes of meeting them 75% of people want to punch this person right in the suckhole.

  • Scrynt Cauldein

    It probably DOES make you nauseous… while it makes many other people nauseated.

  • MattyPDX

    “Most people choose donuts for breakfast because they think donuts are a healthy option.”

    Huh??? Who the h3ll thinks donuts are a healthy option for breakfast?? Has anyone EVER thought such a thing? So many stupid statements in this “article”. Click bait indeed!

  • Diane Champion Brocker

    why are you calling on Jesus??

  • William R. Cousert

    How about a list of healthy alternatives?

  • James Foxvog

    “Energy bars”? Just remember energy is measured in calories. Call them calorie bars.

  • Well that tears it … nothing fun left to eat. The author it seems want to turn you into a vegetarian. Someone could then write an article about how not to eat certain veggies or whatever they eat. To me, moderation is the key..

  • Ben Ricks

    So WTF are we to eat??!!!

  • Robbins Mitchell

    Well, I guess that leaves me lentils and boiled potatoes…how droll

  • dufas_duck

    When everybody ends up eating dried grass clippings, drinking only ionized rain water, and running in place, the food Nazis still won’t be happy and will find something wrong..

  • dufas_duck

    A person that lives to be 110 years old and dies of what used to be called ‘natural causes’ is now listed as one that died of heart failure.

    It doesn’t matter if they were ran over by a Mack truck or if they had kidney failure, they still go in the heart failure column. As long as the truck accident victim is still alive or the kidney patient is still alive, there is no cause but when their heart stops, that is listed as the cause of death complicated by what ever they were ill from….

    I have yet to see a listing of a person dying because they ate a jelly bean…….or killed from baconitus……

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  • MickeyOregon

    Reading through these, there are so many goofy errors, such as this re: whipped cream. COOL WHIP is an abomination, especially compared to the delight of real, actual Whipped Cream – or Creme Fraiche or Clotted Cream.

  • Erin S P Brown

    This entire listical is reactionary and filled with unscientific popular assumptions. Designed to FEED into vulnerable and susceptible to manipulative minds. I’m going to make a reactionary and unscientific assumption here as say that if this author has not already done it that sometime soon they will write one of these talking about vaccination causing Autisim and the contrails of jets being used as a government plot to make us all sterile and dosial. Well they won’t get me because I’ve read this and I also have and aluminum foil hat!

  • Mike Funk

    So what CAN you eat?!?!?!?

  • IrishJedi

    I really hate articles like this one. It should be titled, “Never Eat Anything Tasty…EVER AGAIN”
    Moderation is the key to almost everything…….and that nasty word that most people seem to be allergic to……EXERCISE!

  • Angela Fussell

    I actually think it’s against the law to not eat bacon!

  • Brian

    I like “NOT” about this report, is that I shouldn’t eat anything I like, that
    was indoctrinated into my addictions, from watching the TV Commercials all my
    Isn’t Great To Have A Government, that takes bribes from the Big
    Corporations, to look the other way, when it comes to the Tax Payers Health
    & Welfare!?!

  • I’m pretty sure I expressly said to avoid nitrates and processed foods (Not eating processed meats, sausage) which includes hot dogs. Mayonaisse is generally made with refined vegetable oils and commercially may include other ingredients and chemical stabilizers (especially “low-fat” mayo), I usually make my own with Avocado and Walnut oil.

    Maybe you should learn to read and discern information before calling someone an idiot.

  • dave

    Actually it is against the law to eat bacon

  • Sandy

    things made by GOD work….it cracks me up that all these atheists, who are so enamored with science, think science uber alles….margarine…remember “don’t eat butter, take statins, don’t eat egg yolks”…well, GOD had it right, and science had it wrong…AGAIN….eat butter, don’t take statins, and eat egg yolks….

  • foodie

    An article by a dimwit who doesn’t know the difference between Kool Whip and real whipped cream is just disgusting.
    Where do they find these “writers” – in special ed????

    Whipped cream is just fine — it has few calories and is very satisfying.

  • MarkN61

    Life is the number one cause of death. [me]

    “”The Food and Drug Administration has announced that saliva causes stomach cancer. However, only when swallowed in small amounts over a long period of time.” [George Carlin]

  • Cheryl Michielli

    I would type a comment but my hands are slathered with the mayo that I used on my bagel sandwich with lunchmeat.

  • starr6

    You deserve what you get if you eat baloney.

  • Jeepers

    The hamburger scare page is ridiculous. It ONLY applies to some fast food hamburgers. (McDonalds doesn’t even use pink slime anymore!)

  • OaktownCoug

    Guess we can only eat rice cakes and kale. Someone needs to close all In ‘n Out Burgers and Habbit and Five Guys.

  • woowoo

    The list of “unhealthy” foods seems to get longer by the minute, and in case you haven’t noticed, fast food places and restraunts seem to have steered their menus away from salads and lean low fat dishes to salty fatbacon with sugar on top and cheese sauce with 27 different kinds of mayanonaise slathered over anything that no longer moves (including, perhaps your heart valves). What with food prices also increasing, maybe they’re trying to get you to stop eating altogether so as to finally free the human race from this time-is-money consuming obsession —and then do what?
    There are already societies and cultures in which not much eating is done, and yet THEY haven’t managed to grow and evolve into anything special, so what would be the point?

  • Jules Fao

    what the heck would be left to eat then?

  • Christopher Browne

    I totally agree with you . I have Reddi Whip a couple times a week , and I was so surprised that it barely had any fat or sugar .

  • Sandy

    Waaaait a minute….all you “nutrition scientists” in the 70’s said…”don’t eat butter, don’t eat eggs, eat margarine”…so now, it’s “eat butter, eat eggs, don’t take statins….”….gee, if you morons would do your “modern” scientific research from a Christian worldview, as did Pascal, Galileo, Compernicus, and a thousand others, we wouldn’t have this junk science floating around like “man-made global warming”….GOD is in control, not “scientists”…obviously….

  • Sandy

    so, why did you erase my post…are you all Christianphobes? You “nutrition experts” are a group of nagging whining group-thinkers – you are the ones who pushed margarine in the 70’s and 80’s….try thinking for yourselves…eat anything in moderation, folks…live, love, laugh, and take a walk to Church….Man was made by GOD, not a one cell organism…

  • Sandy

    as long as you cook them for 5 mins instead of three, they are fine…these young knuckleheads have not a clue. Ramen noodles are a staple in SEAL Teams and Special Forces for winter warfare as is beef jerky, which these idiots abhor as well. Let them chew on their granola and oatmeal as well as their pillows.

  • Sandy

    no dummy – read the New Testament…

  • TMAN

    No hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages or popsicles. Bye bye summer.

  • rmalozi0113

    In the bible is says ” Those who eat swines flesh will be slain by the Lord at His second coming”.

  • kevin mitchell

    The article had me until they said bacon was bad. Article=Communism, Bacon=GOOD!

  • JIWA

    Bagel size today is part of the problem. They used to be about 1/4 the size. And therefore, 1/4 th calories. Also, not al those added ingredients and sugar that increase the calorie and fat content. Used to be just a nice bit of chewy bread to go with my lox…

  • JIWA

    Eat traditional, non-processed cheeses-the stinkier the better for you. All those bacteria are really very healthy and help with gut health. American processed cheese is about the worst–and it is only required to be 51% milk.

  • Mike g

    Everything is technically a “Chemical”.

  • MaconSouthernGent

    For the amount of cool whip that the average person eats, I would say that the only way that cool whip would kill a person is if a pallet of the stuff fell on top of them.

    News Flash! Water is a dangerous drink and kills. Too much water kills, that is. It’s called drowning. I guess the writer of this cut and paste article will now have his/her next lead for another waste of time article.

  • CylonesRUS

    Beans (in a bag, not a can) are fine, if mixed. A combo will insure all the amino acids are there in the diet. Beano might help in mixing with society, though (in a thoughtful way).

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  • Mitchell Steven

    My goodness lets just stop eating period.

  • Alaskan Guy

    If you want whipped cream, make it yourself. Nothing in it but cream and a touch of sugar and vanilla beaten until light and fluffy. Cool Whip is not and never will be whipped cream. It’s an oil-based non-dairy whipped topping!

  • Alaskan Guy

    Worried about mayonnaise? Make your own! It only takes about 30 seconds to make it fresh with a stick blender and you’ll know exactly what goes in it (and sugar is definitely NOT one of them). And you, with the jar of Miracle Whip, put it down and walk away…NOW! 🙂

  • Alaskan Guy

    This article is getting more and more ridiculous. The author obviously has no clue that if you want a tasty burger, you need to grind your own fresh chuck roast. Nothing else added except 1 teaspoon salt per 1 pound fresh ground beef. And you’ll be able to control the fat content that way, too!

  • DonD

    Good for you – nice A1C but sugar (the “oses”) isn’t poison for diabetics. Too much sugar is, however.

  • Fitman1

    I knew a lady who ate nothing but TV dinners most of her life and she lived til 92, and then there is the lady who is 104 and eats bacon every day. I will send the 104 year old lady this article, but sadly it is too late to help the 92 year old.

  • Alice Hallock

    And no one should eat pork because it will upset the muslims. Not that I give a damn what those roaches like or don’t

  • vippy

    Back in the 1970s you could buy just heavy cream but look what they have added since, they thin out the product to sell more then add these gums to make them thicker again, which is apparently cheaper for them and we still have to pay a high price in more ways than one.

  • Mike g

    Don’t feel bad, the Mod. keeps erasing mine too.
    Anytime you challenge their “Wisdom”, I guess.

  • Olga Kim

    Yeah, sad but true. And they ULTRA-pasteurize, instead of just pasteurize without the “ultra”, which, many believe kills the flavor of milk. I don’t know if that’s true, but store-bought milk have tasted like water for decades, so I switched to ORGANIC dairy everything: milk, heavy cream, half and half. Organic tastes much richer and creamier, but they still add thickeners to heavy cream. But, hey, when it’s all said and done, it’s still a million times better than Cool Whip. Yuck! 🙂

  • yearnd

    This list seems to be have been made by looking at my everyday diet and a peak inside my fridge and pantry. So I will take this opportunity to wish you all a fond goodbye.

  • yearnd

    and don’t forget,, Redi whip comes pre charged with a few hits of nitrous too.

  • yearnd

    I finally found a source for real cream to make soup with, nothing like a cream soup or seafood sauce made with the real thing.

  • yearnd

    It is the blue packets and diet soda that I try to avoid, I use the pink stuff in my coffee.
    Some restrictions apply,,Some assembly required.

  • yearnd

    I kept looking at the pictures cause they made me hungry and I was trying to get some ideas for dinner.

  • Thomas Taylor

    What about just the whippets without the whipped cream. Is that safe?

  • vippy

    Clogs arteries hydrogenated fats, right, cancer causing, look it up.

  • vippy

    Nothing tastes like real milk from the dairy , not pasteurized and homogenized, which makes it acidic and that eats at your bones while raw milk builds bones. Wondering why our law makers want to kill us.

  • ….

    They are not he ones steering us off the cliff of bad foods. That is the lobbyists (and the congress they bribe) to make it cheaper to sell fat/sugar than healthy food. Taxpayers SUBSIDIZE corn used to make High-Fructose Corn Syrup.

    All you need to do is walk down the beverage aisle of your local grocery store. How is it that Gatorade and Powerade are CHEAPER than even the cheapest bottled water?

  • UnFollowMe

    I am Keto Freak. I love bacon, without sugar it is healthy.

  • yearnd

    There is One farm dairy that sells raw milk that I know of but sadly it is a long way away from where I live.

  • MaryAnn Blackmon

    That is true this is not whipped cream. I make homemade whipped cream all the time. All it has in it are Heavy Whipping Cream,2 teaspoons of sugar and 1 tablesppon of real Vanilla flavoring.( I either spoon it on) I can customize the flavor according to what it is being served with.

  • BarbaraJean Fogle

    I love this reply! So snappy!

  • BarbaraJean Fogle

    Everybody can read the same thing we can healthily eat: either air or nothing! Tastes better, is healthier, organic, has no artificial ingredients, no additives, no man-made materials, no artificial colors, no …

  • Lois Martin

    Just as good with Stevia