30 Foods Doctors Won’t Eat — and Why

The list might surprise you
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The Daily Meal contacted over 20 different medical professionals to find out which foods they won’t eat and why.

With so much second-hand information fluttering around the internet arguing which foods you should eat, and which ones you should avoid; it’s always best to trust the professionals.

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And that’s what we did.

The Daily Meal contacted over 20 different medical professionals with specialties ranging weight loss to gastrointestinal disorders to find out which foods they won’t eat and why.

Over the course of their careers, these doctors have seen thousands of patients, and have witnessed first-hand the potential dangers of a bad diet. Having to tell someone that they have type-2 diabetes or coronary heart disease is even difficult for the most experienced medical professionals, and that’s why doctors stress to their patients the importance of a nutritionally balanced diet and exercise. But to stay healthy (and shrink the frequency of your doctor’s visits), it’s equally important to know which foods to avoid.

Although not all foods on this list are equally deplorable (some foods are particularly bad for people with IBS, diabetes, etc) they should all be approached with caution—or avoided altogether. Soda, fried food, alcohol, and energy drinks are obvious offenders, but you might be surprised to learn that breakfast sandwiches, açaí berries, and even whey protein are potential dietary pitfalls as well. 

Here are 30 foods doctors won’t eat and why.

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