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Top 10 Worst Foods

3.  Doughnuts—Most doughnuts are 35 to 40 percent trans fats—the worst kind of fat you can eat.  Trans fats are linked to heart- and brain-diseases as well as cancer.  That’s before you consider the sugar and artificial dough conditioners and food additives many doughnuts contain.  The average doughnut also contains about 300 calories.

2.  Soda—According to research reported by Dr. Joseph Mercola, “one can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar, 150 calories, 30 to 55 mg of caffeine, and is loaded with artificial food colors and sulphites.”  That alone should make you rethink your soda habit.  But, soda is also extremely acidic.  It takes over 30 cups of pH-balanced water to neutralize the acidity of one cola.  This acid residue can be extremely hard on the kidneys since they have to filter it.  Additionally, the bones act as mineral reservoirs.  Alkaline minerals like calcium are dumped into the blood to help neutralize acidity, which can weaken the bones over time.  For more information on pH balance, check out my book, The Ultimate pH Solution.  In studies, soda is also linked to osteoporosis, obesity, tooth decay, and heart disease.

1.  Diet Soda—Diet soda is my choice for the Worst Food of All Time.  Not only does diet soda contain most of the problems of regular soda, it contains aspartame, now called AminoSweet.  According to research by Lynne Melcombe, author of Health Hazards of White Sugar, aspartame is linked to the following health conditions: anxiety attacks; binge-eating and sugar cravings; birth defects; blindness; brain tumors; chest pain; depression; dizziness; epilepsy; fatigue; headaches and migraines; hearing loss; heart palpitations; hyperactivity; insomnia; joint pain; learning disabilities; PMS; muscle cramps; reproductive problems; and even death.  Aspartame’s effects can be mistaken for Alzheimer’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, epilepsy, Epstein-Barr virus, Huntington’s chorea, hypothyroidism, Lou Gehrig’s disease; Lyme disease, Ménière’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and postpolio syndrome.  That’s why I give Diet Soda the Worst Food of All Time award.

Adapted with permission from The Vitality Diet by Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, PhD, RNCP, ROHP.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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5:59AM PST on Feb 21, 2014

it is the same old thing : if you can find natural bacon from a source where the pigs are fed on natural food stuffs ( non GMO ) then it is just fine to eat it, even healthy ( remember our body needs fat ! ) - if you have to buy it at a store, yes, better to forget about it !

12:41PM PST on Feb 4, 2014

Who came up with this list?

2:18AM PST on Jan 30, 2014

A number of these things on the list, I don't eat anyway. There is nothing with a good homemade pizza. Well made ice cream is fine in moderation. Certainly diet soda is a toxic brew. I wonder if Monsanto sprays it on its GMO veggies, another pretend food.

Teresa W, how can you say that all healthy food tastes disgusting? There is a lot of wonderful tasting healthy foods out there.

4:39AM PST on Jan 29, 2014

This confirms once again that all tasty foods are harmful to health (though not all harmful foods are tasty; bacon and hotdogs are disgusting), while all healthy ones taste awful.

4:24AM PST on Jan 29, 2014

Ants are the very best! As an anteater, I can confirm this.

1:56PM PST on Jan 28, 2014

What horrifying crap so many people like to ingest! Hot dogs! They make me shudder with disgust.

8:06AM PST on Jan 28, 2014

Thank you

12:32AM PST on Jan 28, 2014

Thanks for sharing

12:32AM PST on Jan 28, 2014

Thanks for sharing

8:10PM PST on Jan 26, 2014

THE most dangerous "food" is actually unfermented soy.

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