5 Foods You Should Never Eat

Gabrielle Pimpas

From nutriciously.com by Alena

Published October 12, 2015

Summary

According to the article, the 5 foods you should never eat are: meat/fish, dairy, eggs, sugars/sweeteners, and oil/margarine. The blogger then goes on to distinguish why these foods should never be consumed. The reasoning meat should not be consumed is because "the human physiology is not made to be eating and digesting animal flesh," and it can cause cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, or obesity. Even chicken is said to be equivalent to eating feces due to how the chicken is raised, and seafood's toxic flesh can cause liver damage and nervous system disorders. Second on the list is dairy. For the reasoning that it "actually damages your bones" since it "provides excess protein and causes acidity." It is said that us humans are not made to ingest dairy at all due to it being full of hormones, antibiotics, and puss cells from the cow's utters. Eggs should never be eaten due to them being "one of the most bacteria-filled foods you can eat." It is noted that eggs cannot be referred to as a "protein-rich food," and that they may trigger allergies. The fourth food- sugars/sweeteners- should never be eaten due to their "empty" calories and can cause diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and liver disease. Lastly, oil/margarine is said to "skip[ed]." The article discussed that our bodies are not adjusted to such concentrated fats.

Conclusion

What to focus on:

  • Animal products and refined plant products should be "avoid[ed] at all costs."
  • By not eating the 5 food groups listed, one will extremely reduce risk from "suffering from a chronic and detrimental disease."
  • There are many alternatives to the "5 foods you should never eat," and "you won’t miss out on either taste or important nutrients."

Critique: Part 1

The website and blog is created by "a young couple from Germany that's enthusiastic about healthy eating and living;" however, there is no listing on their blog about any completed degrees or certifications they have obtained for nutrition. The website also ends in .com, which can be a red flag when it comes to credibility of the information on the site. When looking for credible websites, try to use information on websites ending in .gov or .edu.

Critique: Part 2

If I could use one word to describe this article I would choose: Misleading! Just from the title "5 foods you should never eat," emphasis on the "never," is already misleading. Although some information in the article may stand true, the way the narrative is worded, construes the information into a misleading piece. For example, "A USDA study also found that more than 99% of chicken carcasses sold in stored had levels of fecal contamination – which means you are literally eating poop every time you have some chicken." Yes, the USDA fact can be held reliable; however, the author cannot make an assuming statement that "you are literally eating poop every time you have some chicken.

Critique: Part 3

Although the article does have imbedded links to websites and articles to be used as a reference, they cannot be fully relied on. For example, a reference to the website peta.org, cannot fully be trusted because websites like peta.org contain bias information. Another site: onegreenplanet.org, even states at the end of the referenced article " This content provided above is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment." Another example is the link related to the statement made by the author "But did you also know, that milk naturally contains casomorphins, a substance that has opioid effects?" The link takes you to yumuniverse.com, where the referenced article compiled its references from sources that date all the way back to 1992 and 2009.

References

DeBruyne, L.K., & Pinna, K. (2014). Nutrition for health and health care (5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.