The popular cheese snack that leaves orange dust on your fingers every time you stick your hand into the bag includes artificial flavors and colorants.
They’re also incredibly addictive.
Food scientist Steven Witherly told The New York Times in 2013 that the cheese puff’s ability to quickly dissolve in your mouth was part of the problem. “It’s called vanishing caloric density. If something melts down quickly, your brain thinks that there’s no calories in it … you can just keep eating it forever.”
Eating too much of the Flamin’ Hot variety can also lead to stomach irritation and can cause gastritis or inflammation.
13. Veggie sticks/straws These light and crispy snacks aren’t as nutritious as you’d suppose — just eat your carrots and cucumbers raw instead. While some brands get touted for their smaller fat content compared to potato chips, veggie straws … Continue reading These Are The 25 Unhealthiest Grocery Store Items
14. Gummy bears The only protein in these colorful treats come from all that gelatin — gummy bears are primarily made up of sugar. Haribo’s Goldbears, for example, hold 6.9 grams of protein and 46 grams of sugar for … Continue reading These Are The 25 Unhealthiest Grocery Store Items
15. Salad dressing There’s nothing wrong with a light balsamic vinaigrette, but you could be undoing all the positive effects of eating your greens by dumping certain kinds of store-bought salad dressing all over it. Harvard Health Publishing says … Continue reading These Are The 25 Unhealthiest Grocery Store Items