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January is the magic month when everyone declares that this year
will be different. Whether you wanted to lose some weight, eat
better, take care of yourself or join a gym, all of these are
resolutions you might hear regularly. If you made a New Year's
resolution to eat better, here are some ideas on foods to avoid
when trying to be your healthiest self.
Artificial sweeteners: Instead of using artificial sweeteners,
using natural sweeteners can be a better, healthier choice. Trade
in that Sweet N Low for some honey or agave nectar. If you have a
sweet tooth, think about eating some strawberries or raspberries
instead of a cookie.
Preservatives: When you think about preservation, you might
think of canning, freezing, drying or pickling. Those are
great ways to preserve. But chemical preservatives are another
story. Try to avoid foods like Twinkies, which have an incredibly
long shelf-life due to chemical preservatives.
Artificial flavors and colors: Real flavors and real colors
taste better than artificial ones. That means red fruits and green
vegetables and sweet fruit are going to be better and better for
you than a substitute. Stick to real fats and oils rather
than stocking up on low-fat or sugar-free foods, which
Need some extra ideas? Here are some very good items to add to
your grocery list:
For more information on toxic foods, keep reading.