9. Too Much Alcohol
If coffee is consumed too much during the day, then it is alcohol which is consumed too much at night. In the moment, alcohol may help you feel more relaxed, and in moderation (two drinks a night for men, one drink a night for women) it is generally not harmful. Red wine has even been proven to be heart healthy at appropriate levels. However, excess drinking can cause more problems than bad decisions. It can lead to inflammation and obesity, for starters. It can also cause damage to the kidneys and liver. If you can’t give up alcohol, try to drink in moderation.
8. Eating Margarine
You might think that margarine is no worse, or even a healthier option than butter, but unfortunately, that is simply not the case. Margarine is a source of trans fats, something commonly found in processed foods. Trans fats can take up moisture from your body and contribute to buildup in your arteries, leading to weight gain, high blood pressure, and heart trouble. Less well known is that they may also contribute to inflammation. Believe it or not, you’re better off sticking to butter if you have to choose between the two.
7. Eating Fried FoodRelated: Top 20 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet
Fried food may taste delicious, but generally it takes an unhealthy meal and makes it even worse for you. Foods fried in oil pick up a whole bunch of additional salt and fat, which can lead to higher cholesterol and blood pressure. This increased risk of heart disease is compounded by the weight gain that often comes along with heavy consumption of fried foods. Additionally, there is a risk of carcinogens if the oil used to fry the food has already been well used. All in all, treat fried foods like alcohol or dessert: only in moderation, if at all.