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Foods You Should Not Eat If You Want To Live Longer

Foods to avoid for a long life

Here are five to get rid of ASAP

Diet soda

When it comes to the calorie count, the diet version may turn out to be a better option than drinking sugar loaded aerated drinks. But artificial sugars and caffeine isn’t something we must consume regularly or get addicted to just because it is zero in calories and does not hinder our weight loss efforts. It does a lot of harm to your body in several other ways.

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 Plain soda Still keeping the carbonated fizz and the zero calorie lure alive, a can of plain soda deletes the negatives of caffeine and aspartame. Your lives of caffeine and aspartame could add a bit of flavor to I by squeezing lime or adding some chopped fruits like berries, oranges, melons, mint or celery leaves.


If you are happily throwing in mayonnaise into your salads and sandwiches thinking it brings in taste and variety, you may as well be clogging your arteries with sticky lard.

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Hung curd Take some fresh homemade yogurt or the tetra pack slim curd and drain out the excess water through a muslin cloth. Now, flavor this as per taste to make spreads – you can add ground or fresh basil and sundried tomatoes, garlic, and onion, roasted peppers and olive, coriander and mint or any of your favorite combo.

Flavored yogurt

Something that is actually very healthy can be easily turned into an absolutely unhealthy food item simply by adding loads of sugar, cream, and artificial flavors. Yes, I am talking about yogurt. Why turn this healthy probiotic snack (which it is originally famous for) into a dessert item? If you are using flavored yogurt as an alternative to ice-creams and pastries, it is definitely a wiser option but if it’s stocked in the fridge as a healthy, low calorie, portable snack, get rid of it right away.

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 Plain Yogurt Flavour it yourself with some chopped fresh fruits like berries, grapes, peach, cherries or any fruit you like. You can even stir it well (it turns creamy) and freeze for a while to get store-like frozen yogurt, but with higher nutrition quotient!


Marketed as a healthier option to butter, margarine is anything but that. It is loaded with partially hydrogenated fat which increases the LDL (bad) cholesterol and thus increases the risk of heart diseases and inflammation, a known trigger to premature aging.

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Fresh mint-coriander mint-coriander chutney Packed with antioxidants like vitamin C, E and low in calories to al calories to almost negligible, this spread will add more taste and health to any sandwich as compared to margarine. To add more proteins to this spread, you can add to it some chana or nuts like peanuts or pine nuts. or nuts like peanuts or pine nuts.


They add a dash of spice and flavor to your daily meals, thus helping break monotony of everyday cooking styles. But remember, that along with its richness in taste, pickles are a high source of oil and sodium. The additional oil (since cooked meals have already exhausted your daily oil quota) plays havoc with our lipid profile, and the puts a load on the heart, and the excess sodium (since our meals already take care of our daily salt requirements) spoils the electrolyte balance and thus affects blood pressure.

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 Fresh, homemade oil-free pickles Vegetables such as cucumber, carrots, cauliflower, chilies, and onions can be made into water, vinegar or brine based `pickles’. These pickles do not last for months together (since they lack the oil as a preservative) and thus should be consumed soon. They can be refrigerated for longer shelf life, but it’s advisable to make smaller quantities and finish them faster. Do note that brine is high in sodium, so do not consume it daily.


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