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5 ‘Healthy’ Foods That We Should Try to Avoid

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5 ‘Healthy’ Foods That We Should Try to Avoid


Meat (along with cheese, milk, and highly-processed foods) causes increased levels of long-term inflammation in the body. The worse culprits are red and processed meat, which are also linked to type-2 diabetes because of the iron and nitrate preserves.

While meat is inherently high in protein, unless you are working out like crazy to ensure this turns into lean muscle, the excess protein is synthesized into fat, or waste products – causing weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease. And remember what I told you about how dairy depletes your bones? Meat does the same thing, in the same way.

It’s possible to opt for a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle and still consume the recommended amount of protein. Quinoa, peas, nuts and seeds, chickpeas, leafy greens, and lentils are just some of the foods that are high in protein. Plants are also naturally anti-inflammatory, high in fiber and anti-oxidants – making your body much healthier. There are also plenty of vegan protein supplements available for those who are concerned about their training goals.

I mix pea and hemp protein powders in my morning smoothie, which makes a complete protein that’s clean and anti-inflammatory.

And there you have it, the foods that we have all been consuming whilst sitting in our ivory tower, thinking we were doing all we can to choose healthy options. A general rule of the thumb that we can all follow is to drastically reduce the amount of pre-packaged food that we consume; anything that comes pre-packaged will contain artificial additives, preservative, sugar, and salt – all the things that we should be actively avoiding. Opt for whole foods in their natural state and be safe in the knowledge that we are avoiding the chemical nasties that have been plaguing us all for so long.

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she spends most of her time in France, NYC, London and Switzerland, and travels extensively around the world. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 45 Comments

  1. Nancy Smith

    Meat and carbonated drinks are expected. But honey, and milk? Lol. Didn’t see that coming.

  2. Cries Moris

    I know that those food are unhealthy, but I still want to eat them. It’s not bad to eat unhealthy food once in a while because they are a pleasure to me.

  3. Quin Meri

    You can please people to avoid these foods. What if they can’t eat vegetable food? Not all people are the same, we all have different stomachs.

  4. Mildred Davis

    You can’t avoid eating this food, especially dairy food. Just lessen it. You’ll get hungry if you avoid it.

    • Anila William

      Yes. Just like me, I tried eating veggie, but I ended up throwing up.

  5. Monique Malick

    OMG! Thank you, Hilary. I didn’t expect that honey is the number one food that we should avoid.

    • Jenifer Jeni

      I didn’t expect that too. I am shocked about this one as well.

  6. Jossen Row

    My wife is a vegetarian, and I am not. I do like meat, specifically beef. I’m not a fan of veggie food, and this article has no effect on me, but my wife is glaring at me. Lol

  7. Healthy food? There’s nothing of that in today’s generation lol.

  8. Jodi Thil

    Milk? Seriously? You’re not kidding me, right?

    • Linda Williams

      There’s a viral video on the social media about the cows at the dairy farm. It is gross, and you’ll never drink any milk again after watching that. 😂

  9. Candis Melton

    Thank God, I’m a vegetarian. Hahaha. I never tried drinking carbonated drinks because it can ruin my stomach.

  10. Joss Butler

    Can you elaborate what types of meat? Just to clarify things.

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