12. Doritos

Doritos

How bad can Doritos really be? Well, one of their main ingredients is MSG. Not to mention, these chips are colored with artificial dyes such as Red 40 and Yellow 6, which have been linked to cancer.

11. French Fries

French Fries

Unfortunately, French fries are a food to avoid. This go-to fast food delight is cooked to crispy perfection by being fried in oil that is used over and over again. A study in the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research found that heating oil to the smoking point during stir-frying may decrease the amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids because of oxidative degradation. Instead of reaching for a bag of fries at the drive-thru, try baking your own at home with a brush of olive oil and a hint of fresh herbs.

10. California Rolls

California Rolls

For all the sushi lovers out there, California rolls are also off limits. While the avocado and cucumber are innocuous, the imitation crab meat found in these famous rolls isn’t! Imitation crab, or krab, isn’t a crustacean–it’s actually a mix of ground whitefish and other fillers like wheat, egg white, and transglutaminase (also known as meat glue).


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