Dump The Junk: 12 Foods To Remove From Your Fridge
As a child, many of us grew up with our parents fridge’s stocked high of anything we could imagine – chocolate, ice cream, and cheese just to name a few. However as time passes, you may have become more aware of the effects of eating these sorts of foods regularly can have. If you haven’t then it’s the likely reason you can’t shift those extra few pounds or that your doctor is becoming increasingly worried about your blood pressure.
If you’re still relying on these foods, then it’s time for a kitchen overhaul and over at Men’s Fitness, they have the top 12 deadliest items you need to chuck in the garbage forever:
1. Lunch Meat
What to stock instead: Fresh chicken breast and turkey meat
Deli slices may seem healthy enough, but they’re usually packed with added salt and nitrates, which have been associated with a higher incidence of cancer. Not only is fresh poultry lower in calories, salt, and saturated fat than lunch meat, it’s also less expensive.
2. Whole Milk
What to stock instead: Almond milk, hemp milk or coconut milk
As satisfying as it is, calorie-wise, whole milk has way more than the rest of the cartons in the dairy aisle, and the extra fat that it packs will raise your LDL (bad) cholesterol and lower your HDL (good) cholesterol levels, clogging your arteries in the long run.
Plant-based dairy alternatives are the way to go, especially if skim milk tastes too watery to you. If you’ve been doing protein shakes lately, coconut milk is an especially good choice to mix in.
By making these switches you’ll be able to gain more muscle faster, improve the health of your organs and get those abs you’ve been yearning for. Make sure to check out the article and couple it with this one so you can discover the best foods to eat whilst working out.
About Matt Lawson Matt Lawson is a UK based sports journalist who covers all the latest football (soccer) news and matches for the Press Association. A keen Newcastle United fan, Matt is usually found either watching or playing the beautiful game.