Top 10 Worst Fake Foods You Should Stop Eating
The best of the worst—sounds like an oxymoron.
Some of the foods sold in North America aren’t really food.
They are imitations, imposters.
Here are the top ten worst fake foods to strictly avoid.
1. Cheez Whiz dip
“Processed cheese”, this spreadable gook contains a third of your daily fat and sodium all in two little tablespoons. Heart disease in a jar.
2. Easy Cheese spray
Speaking of “cheese”, there ARE cheese cultures in that can but the other stuff—of which there is a bunch—didn’t come out of any cow. How did they get her to lactate into that little metal can?
3. Crab sticks
They actually look like the real thing without having to use a nutcracker. You know it’s not real crab by the price—there is real fish smashed together in there but it’s flavored with stuff like monosodium glutamate (MSG), salt, preservatives, and other additives. Not the healthiest source of omega-3s. Or anything, for that matter.
4. Tang fruit drink
Good enough for the astronauts but unless you’re taking a trip to the moon any time soon, opt for organic, real unsweetened fruit juice instead. There’s plenty of sugar along with the less than 2 percent orange juice solids but the artificial flavor makes it taste even orangier.
5. Peanut butter and jelly “Uncrustables”
Junk in a pouch. It takes a lot less time to make a sandwich from jars of real peanut butter and jelly than it does to thaw one of these things. If you would ordinarily sprinkle artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, and azodicarbonamide on your lunch, then there might be a time savings there. Maybe they should be called “inscrutables” instead.
6. Tofurky Italian vegan sausage
Like the idea, not the execution. In an effort to cut down/out meat intake, we look for meat substitutes. When is meat not meat? When a
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