NUTRITION&FOOD Published March19, 2015 By Staff Writer

Why You Need To Cut These 6 Foods From Your Diet

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(Photo : Sean Gallup / Getty Images News) Sodas are loaded with sugar and calories.

There are several foods that need to be cut out from an individual's daily intake. For many years, some experts have been recommending people to remove refined carbohydrates and added sugars from their diet.  Yahoo Health reported the six most important food to remove from the diet.

They assembled a panel of experts which included nutritionists and fitness experts and asked them one particular food they think should be removed from one's diet. Abby Calcutt, a registered dietitian/nutritionist and health-and-wellness coach from Boston recommended that Arizona Iced Tea should be removed from the diet.

First, it is loaded with added sugar even though it is dubbed as healthy because of its label, 'tea'. One bottle contains 59 grams of sugar. She also advised individuals to desire becoming healthy and losing weight in order for them to eat foods that are high in fiber such as vegetables, fruits and whole grains.

Stacy Sims, a Stanford Exercise Physiologist from San Francisco reiterated that people often choose low/monfat fruity Greek yogurts that are branded as healthy. However, these products are in fact loaded with added sugars because of the different artificial flavorings they have.

"There is such a buzz about Greek yogurt being so great for you, and it's one of the fastest growing categories in the dairy aisle. But now it has gone overboard with pre-blended granola in it, dessert-like flavors (chocolate anyone?), the sugar content and additives have pushed all the goodness out of Greek yogurt," she added.

One serving of a Greek yogurt contains 120 calories and 15 grams more sugar which has more added sugar than a Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Meanwhile, Lori Zanini, registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics from Los Angeles preferred to remove flavored coffee creamers from the American diet. Coffee creamers are added to coffee in just small amounts but they contain hydrogenated oils considered as trans fats. They are harmful to the heart by lowering the high density lipoproteins which are considered the good cholesterol in the body.

One serving of creamer has 40 calories in just one tablespoon and it also has six grams of added sugar and 9% saturated fat.

Next, Chris Bennett from New York and a Nike+ Running Global Head Coach said that soda and even diet sodas should be removed from the diet. However, he emphasized that soda is easy to remove from the diet because of the many alternatives to replace it. Of course, he recommended water.

"If guys knock soda out of their daily routine and just replace it with water, they will lose weight. They will have more energy. They will be better hydrated. They will recover better. They will look better. They will be doing less damage to their teeth, their bones, their liver, and their kidneys. They will simply be better," he added.

One can of Coca-cola reportedly contains 140 calories and 39 grams of added sugar. This is too high that it can lead to health problems and even weight gain.

On the other hand, Jim White, a dietician and a gym owner from Virginia says that sweet cereals are also not recommended to have a healthy diet. He recommends people to eat these cereals on occasions and not every day.

"Many cereals advertise well by appearing healthy with 'fresh fruit' and 'healthy whole grains,' but will typically be loaded with refined sugars with little-to-no benefit for your body," he explained. One serving of Cinnamon Toast Crunch and other sweet cereals may contain 130 calories and 9 grams of sugar, that is, without milk yet.

Lastly, Brandon McDaniel, Los Angeles Dodgers strength and conditioning coach recommended to remove granola bar or fruit bars from the diet. They are branded as healthy because of the grains they contain. "These bars typically have a lot of poor ingredients, high amounts of sugar and are highly processed. I always push our guys towards a real food option that has a balanced amount of carbs, fat and protein," he said. 

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