The Worst Foods You Can Buy at the Grocery Store

I am not saying don't buy these foods but if you are supposed to be eating healthy, then here's some food for thought:

WORST CRUNCHY SNACK
Gardetto's Special Request Roasted Garlic Rye Chips (1/2 cup, 30 g)
160 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated, 2.5 g trans), 40 mg sodium
Each single serving exceeds the amount of trans fat deemed safe to consume daily by the American Heart Association. Fat equivalent: 3 strips of bacon

WORST COOKIE
Pillsbury Big Deluxe Classics White Chunk Macadamia Nut (dough; 1 cookie, 38 g)
180 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated, 2 g trans), 13 g sugars
This cookie has one load of dangerous oils mixed into the flour and another blended with sugar and interspersed throughout the dough as "white confectionery chunks."
Fat equivalent: 5 "fun" size 3 Musketeers bars

WORST YOGURT
Stonyfield Farm Whole Milk Chocolate Underground (6 oz.)
220 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated), 36 g sugars
Stonyfield is notorious for being a little too generous with the sugar, but the nearly 3 tablespoons in their Chocolate Underground is bad even by their supersweet standards. Not even Ben & Jerry's makes a flavor of ice cream with this much sugar. Sugar equivalent: 4 Cherry Popsicles

WORST CANDY
Twix (1 package, 2 oz.)
280 calories, 27 g sugars, 14 g fat (11 g saturated)
With more than half the USDA's daily consumption recommendation for these dangerous fats in each package, this is one hazardous after-lunch snack.
Saturated fat equivalent: 11 strips of bacon

WORST CONDIMENT
Eggo Original Syrup (1/4 c)
240 calories, 40 g sugars
Excluding water, the first three ingredients are all different forms of sugar. If you want real syrup, make sure it's 100 percent maple.
Sugar equivalent: Two Häagen-Dazs Vanilla & Almond ice cream bars

WORST ICE CREAM
Häagen-Dazs Chocolate Peanut Butter (1/2 c)
360 calories, 24 g sugars, 24 g fat (11 g saturated)
Fat equivalent: 1 McDonald's Double Cheeseburger

WORST DRINK
AriZona Kiwi Strawberry (23.5 oz. can)
353 calories, 0 g fat, 82 g sugars
Only 5 percent of this can is any sort of real-fruit derivative. The remaining 95 percent is a blend of water and high-fructose corn syrup.
Sugar equivalent: 4 Original Fudgsicle Bars

WORST "HEALTHY" PANTRY ITEM
Pop-Tarts Whole Grain Brown Sugar Cinnamon (2 pastries)
400 caloriesm 14 g fat (4 g saturated)m 5 g fiber, 28 g sugars
There's also a lot of vegetable oil and seven types of sugar stuffed inside.
Sugar equivalent: 1 Snickers bar

WORST FROZEN "HEALTHY" ENTRÉE
Healthy Choice Complete Selections Sweet & Sour Chicken (340 g)
430 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated), 600 mg sodium, 29 g sugars
Sugar equivalent: 2 scoops Breyers Reese's Peanut Butter Cup ice cream

WORST CEREAL
Quaker 100% Natural Granola, Oats, Honey & Raisins (1 c)
420 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated), 6 g fiber, 30 g sugars
Granola, for all its good reputation, is usually weighed down by a deluge of added sugars. In fact, for the same amount of sugar, you could have a bowl of Cocoa Pebbles more than twice the size—and you'd get more fiber and save about 60 calories in fat.
Calorie equivalent: 8 chicken wings

WORST PACKAGED PASTA
Pasta Roni Fettuccine Alfredo (1 c prepared with 2 percent milk and margarine)
450 calories, 25 g fat (7 g saturated, 3.5 g trans), 1,140 mg sodium
This side has a meal's worth of calories, and if you try to turn it into a meal in itself, expect to top 1,000 calories.
Sodium equivalent: 4 medium orders of McDonald's French fries

WORST BAKED GOOD
Otis Spunkmeyer Banana Nut Muffins (1 muffin, 114 g)
460 calories, 22 g fat (3 g saturated), 2 g fiber, 32 g sugars
Muffins are very rarely healthy. Case in point: The first ingredient in this muffin is sugar. The result is metabolic mayhem: Blood sugar climbs, pancreas goes into overdrive, and the body begins storing sugar as fat. Shortly after, you'll feel sluggish and crave more sugar.
Sugar equivalent: 3 1/2 Rice Krispies Treats

WORST FROZEN TREAT
Toll House Ice Cream Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich (1 sandwich)
520 calories, 23 g fat (9 g saturated), 44 g sugars
Half a day's calories in one snack.
Calorie equivalent: Two slices of hand-tossed pepperoni pizza from Pizza Hut

WORST INDIVIDUAL SNACK
Hostess Chocolate Pudding Pie (1 pie)
520 calories, 45 g sugars, 24 g fat (14 g saturated, 1.5 g trans)
Saturated fat equivalent: 2 McDonald's Quarter Pounders

WORST PACKAGED LUNCH
Oscar Mayer Maxed Out Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Combo Lunchables (1 package)
680 calories, 61 g sugars, 22 g fat (9 g saturated, 1 g trans), 1,440 mg sodium
Super high sodium.
Calorie equivalent: 15 Chicken McNuggets

WORST STIR-FRY
Bertolli Grilled Chicken Alfredo & Fettuccine Complete Skillet Meal for Two (1/2 package, 340 g) 710 calories, 1,370 mg sodium, 42 g fat (22 g saturated)
More than the entire day's maximum of saturated fat in one meal.
Saturated fat equivalent: 22 strips of bacon

WORST FROZEN BREAKFAST
Jimmy Dean Pancake and Sausage Links Breakfast Bowls
710 calories, 890 mg sodium, 31 g fat (11 g saturated)
As if the calories, fat, and refined carbohydrates weren't bad enough, Jimmy D tops the whole thing with two Hershey's bars' worth of sugar.
Calorie equivalent: 6 bowls of Froot Loops

WORST FROZEN PIZZA
DiGiorno for One Garlic Bread Crust Supreme Pizza
850 calories, 1,450 mg sodium, 44 g fat (15 g saturated, 3.5 g trans)
60 percent of your day's sodium, 75 percent of your day's saturated fat, and nearly twice the amount of trans fats you should take in daily.
Calorie equivalent: 6 slices Domino's Thin'N Crispy Cheese Pizza

WORST FROZEN ENTRÉE
Hungry-Man Classic Fried Chicken
1,020 calories, 1,570 mg sodium, 57 g fat (12 g saturated)
A day's worth of sodium in one meal.
Calorie equivalent: 5 Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnuts

WORST PACKAGED FOOD IN AMERICA
Marie Callender's Creamy Parmesan Chicken Pot Pie
1,060 calories, 1,440 mg sodium, 64 g fat (24 g saturated)
Honestly, when have you ever split a potpie?
Sodium equivalent: 8 small bags of potato chips, Fat equivalent: 23 strips of bacon, Calorie equivalent: 7 Taco Bell Fresco Beef Tacos

*************************************
For a listing of the worst foods you can eat at restaurants, click HERE.
.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pop-Tarts (Whole Grain Brown Sugar Cinnamon) happen to be included on the official "heart healthy" breakfast menu for the Mesa AZ School District! It's ironic that students can't bring cupcakes to school because they're "BAD"...but yet these Pop-Tarts made the approved foods list...! (Maybe the words "whole grain" automatically qualified them?) Go figure!

Liz said...

"Heart Healthy" usually means low in fat or sodium. Everything else is thrown out the window. I can't even imagine a school telling the kids what they can and cannot bring from home, though!

123 123 said...

Great blog you got here. It would be great to read a bit more concerning that topic. Thanx for sharing that material.
Joan Stepsen
Girl geeks