Last time, I introduced you to Dr. Joel Fuhrman and his list of 10 best foods for battling the effects of old age. Now I’m going to show you his list at the other end – Fuhrman’s 10 worst foods… foods that can lead you to an early grave. Ten Worst Foods
- Sweetened Dairy Products (e.g. ice-cream, low-fat ice-cream, frozen yogurt)
- Trans Fat Containing Foods (e.g. stick margarine, shortening, fast foods, commercial baked goods)
- Sausage, Hot Dogs, and Luncheon Meats
- Smoked Meat, Barbecued Meat and Conventionally-Raised Red Meat
- Fried Foods including Potato Chips and French Fries
- Highly-salted Foods
- Refined White Sugar
- Refined white flour
I’ve cautioned folks about the last three on this list – see my links if you like. Sadly, my favorite food of all time, ice-cream, is on Fuhrman’s list…right at the top. He includes all sweetened dairy with that.
Thankfully, I’ve gotten into the habit of making my own home-made yogurt, which is a staple I love. So I don’t have to worry about overly sweetened yogurt brands that hog the shelf space at the grocery store. I DO have to rap my knuckles whenever I feel a craving for Italian gelato, all-cream ice-cream, and ice-cream drumsticks… which is nearly all the time! I’ve actually learned to hate all things McDonald’s, coke, and … well, those two anyway, which at one time I loved.
But not sure I’ll ever “hate” ice-cream. I can certainly make do with a whole lot less of it, though. I’m especially motivated to get back to healthier eating because since Christmas I’ve been on two long and fabulous holidays where I’ve eaten and drunk whatever I wanted, even if I felt stuffed. As you can guess, I’m paying for that with 10 extra unwanted pounds. And they won’t budge! I’ve resumed walking 5 times a week, weight training three times a week, and a 1200 calorie food intake for the past 3 weeks. Result? One measly pound gone. My daughter told me I have to be patient… something that doesn’t come easily for me. So I simply can’t give up. I’ll be paying close attention to Fuhrman’s list (which matches up nicely with Dr. Mike Morano’s 17-day diet of times past).
I hope I’ll be able to report further success sometime really soon :). In the meantime, I wish you all success in your own quest for healthy-eating options! Enjoy the rest of summer, and stay safe!