Eight foods you should avoid

null We all have our favorite comfort foods: fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, bacon cheese fries. But what are the worst foods for your heart and waistline?

Cheese fries top our list. An order can have up to 2,900 calories, 182 grams of fat and hardly any nutritional value.

Fried desserts are another bad choice. Donuts are made up of about 40 percent trans fat.

"You're dipping something in batter that is already high in calorie, high fat, high sugar," said Sarah Krieger, spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association.

Soda is number three. One can has about 10 teaspoons of sugar,150 calories and is loaded with artificial colors.

A large serving of movie theater popcorn with butter has more than 1,000 calories. And you'll eat nearly twice as much out of a large bucket than a medium.

It's no surprise that bacon cheeseburgers made our list. One like this has more than 1,100 calories and 85 grams of fat.

Crackers, breads and other "white" foods come in at number six.

"White flour, in the human body, is handled exactly like if you sat there and ate sugar out of the bowl," said Dr. Ann Kulze, nutrition and wellness expert.

Ramen noodles are number seven. One serving has 780 grams of sodium.

"They are deep-fried noodles. They do not have any protein in them," said Krieger.

Last but not least, that sugary coffee is one of the worst.

"It can go from something that's zero calories to something that's over 700 calories very easily," said Sherri Flynt, Florida Hospital Center of Nutritional Excellence.

So is there anything left to eat? You bet! When it comes to processing less is best. For breakfast try having blueberries and oatmeal. For lunch or dinner salmon and greens is a great combo. And when it comes to snacks snacks try yogurt and almonds.


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