Hot Pockets: The ability of Hot pockets (the quick microwave wonder that never just takes the 2 minutes the box says to cook it) to still be cold and melting hot all at the same time is a wonder. Being made with soybean oil, carrageenan, mono and diglycerides is just the beginning of the odd labeling. With ingredient descriptions such as “fully cooked ham and water product,” and “ingredients not in regular cheddar cheese.” IT’s better to have a fresh panini or premake them and heat them up for when you are on the go.

Pop-Tarts: The commercials are not the only thing creepy about Pop-Tarts. They are filled with sugar, soybean oil, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, and TBHQ. TBHQ is a preservative that has been linked to liver health issues and vision problems by the National Library of Medicine.

Refried Beans: Canned refried beans are not just beans, but are also lard and hydrogenated lard. These are saturated fats and trans-fats that are bad for your heart. It’s safer to make your own or read the labels to know what goes into making those beans. Also, watch out for the sodium and added sugar that get put in with the the added process.

helpful nutritional facts from healthy lifestyle secretsSecret: Slim Jims are made with corn syrup and caramel color. To many of the large brand jerky companies have moved away from being real jerky. Now it has small amounts of jerky and a lot more sugar, artificial coloring, and preservatives. There are many local jerky makers that keep to the real stuff.
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