We all love to indulge in a guilty food pleasure once in a while. In all honesty, probably more than once in a while. But while some foods—like a flourless chocolate cake—are well worth the splurge, others are not. We’ve put together a list of nine foods scientifically proven to harm your health in unnecessary ways. A few surprised even us. Cutting these toxic offenders out of your dietary routine completely is a smart move. Luckily, they each have simple substitutions that are equally satisfying. With a few easy swaps, you won’t even miss them.
To make the elimination process even easier, we’ve also got a list of seven surprising foods a nutritionist says it’s okay to eat. It’s chock-full of very good news for foodies. Full-fat ice cream made the cut. By all means, indulge away. Make your splurge foods count, but please avoid these baddies going forward.
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