Give It Up: Top 10 Worst Foods

Why do we crave creamy, crunchy, fried dishes that cause bulging waistlines, higher cholesterol and rising blood pressure? Because they taste good! Read on for the 10 worst foods you’re eating and the healthy substitutes to reach for when you just have to indulge. Chances are, you’ll feel more satisfied, eat less, and boost your overall health. It’s just a matter of retraining your taste buds. Plus, what’s your diet downfall? Take our quiz to find out…

More than half of all Americans say they’re in good or excellent health, according to a survey by Cigna HealthCare, a Philadelphia-based health care company.

The other half thinks they need to lose only about 10 pounds.

Yet, two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The bottom line: Americans eat too much and exercise too little. And the calories we consume usually aren’t from nutritious, low-cal, high-fiber foods such as fruits and vegetables, or whole grains, or from healthy proteins such as lean meat and low-fat dairy foods.

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