10 Summer Foods You Should Never, Ever Eat from 10 Summer Foods You Should Never, Ever Eat
10 Summer Foods You Should Never, Ever Eat
It’s hard to enjoy a summer event – barbeque, festival, carnival, or a baseball game – without the temptations of fatty, high-calorie foods.
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Summertime calls for social gatherings and barbeques. Hot dogs are a common food served, and while they are delicious, they should be avoided at all costs. They are full of fat and sodium; and, not to mention, when you add a bun to it you’re adding another 100 calories to your meal.
Ribs alone are not so bad, but we all know that they just don’t taste as good without being smothered in barbecue sauce. “Pork spare ribs pack 21.51 grams of fat into each 100-gram portion,” according to livestrong.com. “The marinade or barbecue sauce used to flavor your spare ribs will contain a high concentration of fat, sugar and sodium, further compounding the dish's harmful dietary effects.”
Soda, fruit and sports drinks are all loaded with sugar and doing more harm than good to our overall health. Sugary drinks are damaging on our bodies; they cause harm to our hearts, aid in obesity and affect our physical appearance. According to nyc.gov, “Americans now consume 200 to 300 more calories each day than we did 30 years ago; more than half of those excess calories come from sugar-sweetened drinks.”
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When the temperature is up and the heat outside is already too much to handle, spicy foods should be avoided. Capsaicin (found in spicy foods) consumption has been linked to a short-lived increase in body temperature, according to thekitchn.com. You should be making efforts to keep your body temperature low when it’s hot outside, not the opposite.