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The 4 Worst Foods For Women

Not all calories are created equal, and while we know the best ones can be found in fresh, whole foods like fruits, veggies, and lean proteins, when it comes to navigating the grocery store, it helps to know which foods we should definitely avoid. We asked a few nutritionists and dietitians to tell us which foods they believe are the worst for women to eat; read on for their picks.

  1. Dairy: It's "the number one thing I tell my clients to stop eating," says nutritionist Kimberly Snyder. Besides being a common food allergy, Kim says dairy can leave acidic residue in the body, which can weaken bones. "Nature did not intend for humans to drink the milk of another species, and into adulthood at that! When we go against nature's law, trouble always ensues." Kimberly says she encourages clients to seek out the nutrition they would get from dairy, such as calcium, from plant foods instead.
  2. Refined carbs: Stay away from these ingredients, advises nutritionist Melissa Costello, author of the Karma Chow Ultimate Cookbook. "They do nothing to feed us nutritionally or spiritually," Melissa says. "They drain us of our life force, and women need to have their life force and their energy as they are such an important part of the day-to-day of life!"
  3. Foods with hidden sugars: It's not just blatantly sweet processed foods you should avoid. Added sugar is everywhere, even in items you'd least expect, like refined bread products, gravies, and condiments. Try to avoid foods that may be hiding sugar, advises registered dietitian Erin Palinski, a spokesperson for ZICO Premium Coconut Water, because too much simple sugar in your diet can "elevate insulin levels, leading to increased storage of dangerous belly fat, elevated triglyceride levels, and even leptin resistance, which can increase the risk for obesity as well as certain cancers, specifically breast cancer." Erin reminds us to read all nutrition labels, choose whole-grain bread, and choose drinks sweetened with natural sugars (like 100-percent fruit juice or coconut water) to help reduce the amount of sugar in our diets.
  4. Foods with artificial additives: These additives "are just pollution" to your body, says registered dietitian Cynthia Sass, so stick to whole foods instead. "When we eat real, whole foods, the nutrients they provide go to work, to either perform a function or become a structural part of your tissues, from your muscles and bone to skin, immune cells, etc.," she says.
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tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 4 years
Drains Life Force? Where did you find these so called nutritionists? Nature may not have intended us to drink cow's milk but human civilization started in part because we started domesticating animals to drink their milk. Archaeologists have put the consumption of dairy as the catalyst to agrarian society.
kritcheson kritcheson 4 years
So everything I love then? Yeah. I think I'm with the Foodie Patrick Henry on this one: Give me cheese, or give me death! Going to die anyway? Excellent, give me the cheese...
egilbride egilbride 4 years
I too, am really disappointed in this post. The first two women interviewed do sound like total quacks! Like Elaiyhu said, women need dairy products so they can get calcium, protein, and other nutrients to help give them energy and to help prevent osteoporosis. I am a big proponent of all things in moderation!
Elyaihu Elyaihu 4 years
The dairy comment sounds as though it's coming from a quack. If the human body can't maintain homeostasis when confronted with dairy, we have much greater problems than our diet. And no, I dont want to eat 1200 mg of calcium everyday via spinach and kale. That's a whole lot of spinach and kale.
agg5h agg5h 4 years
I'm sorry, but this is ridiculous. Dairy leaves "acidic residue in the body, which can weaken bones"? Women have a much higher prevalence of osteoporosis and we're not supposed to eat dairy!? What absolute hogwash. FitSugar, why are you promoting this?
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