Foods you shouldn't eat for a longer life

Avoiding ultra-processed foods may be key

The definition of ultra-processed food includes ready-to-eat or ready-to-heat, industrially-produced foods, often with flavor enhancers and colors

Eat less: donuts

One Krispy Kreme Glazed Raspberry donut contains 6g (0.2oz) of saturated fat along with 310 calories and about 5 teaspoons of sugar.

Eat less: fried potatoes

Eating fries more than twice a week was associated with a more than doubled risk of death in a 2017 study.

Eat less: burnt toast

Burnt toast isn’t just an annoyance, it’s a potential health risk according to the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Eat less: flame-grilled Meats

Heterocyclic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are carcinogenic chemicals formed when proteins such as steak, chicken and fish are barbecued over flames

Eat less: ham, bacon and salami

Unhealthy ingredients in bacon, ham and other cured meats include high levels of salt and nitrite preservatives

Eat less: hot dogs

Hot dogs curtail life expectancy because of their high levels of salt, saturated fats and preservatives.

Eat less: salt

The UK’s Action on Salt campaign says high salt intake causes high blood pressure, leading to strokes, heart attacks and heart failure.

Drink less: sugary drinks

 A 2017 study linked just one daily glass of sweetened beverages with a 7% increased mortality risk.