20 Foods You Must Avoid in 2016

Processed deli meats

8. Processed deli meats

A deli ham or turkey sandwich may make for a quick and easy lunch, but the meat you’re sticking between your slices of bread is a real problem. It’s so heavily processed that it’s really more of a meat-like product. Deli meat is high in sodium, high in fat, and high in nitrates and other preservatives. Instead of resorting to deli meat for your lunch, go for real meat instead: you might roast a chicken and use slices of that between your bread for the next few days.