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America’s Worst Supermarket Foods

By on Jan 28, 2018 in 21st Century Nutrition, DIABETES, HEALTH AND WELLNESS | 0 comments

Written By: David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding

From the produce section to the frozen-food aisle, the modern-day market is loaded with 50,000 food choices, all vying for your hard-earned money. That’s why we created the Eat This, Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide, the brand-new follow-up to our national bestselling nutrition books that will help you cut through marketing mysteries and food-label lies in order to make the smart choices that lead to fast and permanent weight loss for you and your loved ones.

20. 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

Fat equivalent: 3 strips of bacon

19. 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 sugar

Fat equivalent: 5 “fun” size 3 Musketeers bars

18. WORST YOGURT

Stonyfield Farm Whole Milk Chocolate Underground (6 oz.)

  • 220 calories
  • 5 g fat (3 g saturated)
  • 36 g sugars

Equivalent to 4 Cherry Popsciles

17. WORST CANDY

Twix (1 package, 2 oz.)

  • 280 calories
  • 27 g sugars
  • 14 g fat (11 g saturated)

Saturated fat equivalent: 11 strips of bacon

16. WORST CONDIMENT

Eggo Original Syrup (1/4 c)

  • 240 calories
  • 40 g sugars

Sugar equivalent: Two Häagen-Dazs Vanilla & Almond ice cream bars

15. 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

14. WORST DRINK

AriZona Kiwi Strawberry (23.5 oz. can)

  • 353 calories, 0 g fat
  • 82 g sugars

Sugar equivalent: 4 Original Fudgsicle Bars

13. WORST “HEALTHY” PANTRY ITEM

Pop-Tarts Whole Grain Brown Sugar Cinnamon (2 pastries)

  • 400 calories
  • 14 g fat (4 g saturated)
  • 5 g fiber, 28 g sugars

Sugar equivalent: 1 Snickers bar

12. 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

11. 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

Calorie equivalent: 8 chicken wings

10. 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

Sodium equivalent: 4 medium orders of McDonald’s French fries

9. 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

Sugar equivalent: 3 1/2 Rice Krispies Treats

8. WORST FROZEN TREAT

Toll House Ice Cream Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich (1 sandwich)

  • 520 calories
  • 23 g fat (9 g saturated)
  • 44 g sugars

Calorie equivalent: Two slices of hand-tossed pepperoni pizza from Pizza Hut

7. 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

6. 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

Calorie equivalent: 15 Chicken McNuggets

5. 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)

Saturated fat equivalent: 22 strips of bacon

4. WORST FROZEN BREAKFAST

Jimmy Dean Pancake and Sausage Links Breakfast Bowls

  • 710 calories
  • 890 mg sodium
  • 31 g fat (11 g saturated)

Calorie equivalent: 6 bowls of Froot Loops

3. 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)

Calorie equivalent: 6 slices Domino’s Thin’N Crispy Cheese Pizza

2. WORST FROZEN ENTRÉE

Hungry-Man Classic Fried Chicken

  • 1,020 calories
  • 1,570 mg sodium
  • 57 g fat (12 g saturated)

Calorie equivalent: 5 Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnuts

1. 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)

Marie Callender’s perpetrates the ultimate sleight of hand here: The nutrition information says this medium-size entrée has two servings, but honestly, when have you ever split a potpie? Lard-strewn pastry tops and cream-based fillings are the lowest common denominators of the nutritionally nefarious potpie, and this one, with an ingredient list that reads like an O-Chem final, beats out dozens of horrendous iterations to earn this special place on our list.

Sodium equivalent: 8 small bags of potato chips

Fat equivalent: 23 strips of bacon

Calorie equivalent: 7 Taco Bell Fresco Beef Tacos

Full Article: Yahoo Health

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