5. Packaged Pasta
Mac n’ cheese, canned spaghetti, ramen noodles. All are favorites of many kids and adults due to how inexpensive they hare, how simple they are to make — and how tasty they are. Unfortunately, that ease on the budget and schedule could be quite costly. Reports published on Today.com found that man made chemicals called phthalates have been found in most processed varieties of macaroni and cheese, with the highest levels of it being found in the cheesy flavored powder used to make the sauce. This substance was shown in the reports to interfere with human hormones.
But it isn’t just the chemicals. In one, 1- cup serving of Kraft macaroni and cheese, there are 350 calories, 10 g of cholesterol, 570 mg of sodium, 47 g of carbohydrates and 6 g sugar. All this comes with only 10% of your daily values of iron and calcium.
There are many healthy versions of macaroni and cheese that can be found online. And just like any of the above foods, if you take the time to prepare them with healthful ingredients, you can rest assured that you are giving your kids the best chance at a healthy life for years to come.