The Food Blacklist - 49 foods you should avoid



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Otago University researchers have come up with a list of 49 foods you are don’t need.

The list will be published today in the NZ Medical Journal.

There are usual sugar-filled suspects, but some that took us by surprise too!

1. Alcoholic drinks (Water/diet soft drinks)
2. Biscuits
3. Butter, lard, dripping or similar fat (Lite margarine or similar spread or omit)
4. Cakes
5. Chocolate
6. Coconut cream (Lite coconut milk/coconut flavoured lite evaporated milk)
7. Condensed milk
8. Cordial (Water/Sugar free cordial)
9. Corn chips
10. Cream, including crème fraiche (Natural yoghurt, or flavoured yoghurt depending on use)
11. Crisps, including vegetable crisps
12. Desserts/puddings
13. Doughnuts
14. Drinking Chocolate, Milo etc (Cocoa plus artificial sweetener)
15. Energy drinks (Water)
16. Flavoured milk/milkshakes (Trim, Calcitrim or Lite Blue Milk)
17. Fruit tinned in syrup, even lite syrup (Fruit tinned in juice/artificially sweetened)
18. Fried food (Boiled, grilled or baked food)
19. Frozen yoghurt (Ordinary yoghurt)
20. Fruit juice, except tomato juice and unsweetened blackcurrant juice (Fresh fruit)
21. Glucose (Artificial sweetener)
22. High fat crackers (Lower fat crackers)
23. Honey
24. Hot chips
25. Ice cream
26. Jam
27. Marmalade
28. Mayonnaise (Lite dressings/lite mayonnaise)
29. Muesli bars
30. Muffins
31. Nuts roasted in fat or oil (Dry roasted or raw nuts)
32. Pastries
33. Pies
34. Popcorn with butter or oil (Air popped popcorn)
35. Quiches (Crust-less quiches)
36. Reduced cream (Natural yoghurt)
37. Regular luncheon sausage (Low fat luncheon sausage)
38. Regular powdered drinks (e.g. Raro) (Water/Diet/Sugar free powdered drinks)
39. Regular salami (Low fat salami)
40. Regular sausages (Low fat sausages)
41. Regular soft drinks (Water/Diet soft drinks)
42. Rollups (Fresh fruit)
43. Sour cream (Natural yoghurt)
44. Sugar (Artificial sweetener)
45. Sweets/lollies
46. Syrups such as golden syrup, treacle, maple syrup (Artificial sweetener)
47. Toasted muesli and any other breakfast cereal with greater than 15g sugar per 100g cereal
48. Whole Milk (Trim, Calcitrim or Lite Blue Milk)
49. Yoghurt type products with greater than 10g sugar per 100g yoghurt

What's your food downfall? Your weakness? Tell us below!

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