I know I sound like a broken record, however the basic information out there to eat healthier and live longer is pretty much the same since I started this blog.
Things to avoid as much as humanly possible:
Refined Sugar, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated chemically altered oils and trans fats. These items are rampant in darn near every pre-packaged, so called comfort foods, and what I call "Munchy/crunchy foods such as potato chips, pretzels, and 99% of the entire grocery isle with this type of food. It is loaded with trans fats, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, food additives, chemicals, dyes, preservatives etc.
All carbonated sodas whether Diet or regular Pepsi, coke, root beer, orange etc. These destroy your body's interstitial fluid PH balance and the regular sodas can contain anywhere from 35 to upwards of EIGHTY grams of sugar.
The Majority of the pre-packaged cereal isle. I didn't say ALL, just most of it. This is especially true for all the artificially flavored kids cereals and even most of the one's with BIG PRINT on the front indicating, contains FIBER or RDA of 7 or 9 or whatever daily vitamins. You would be better to spend the money on a quality multiple vitamin/mineral supplement and pass on all the high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, refined sugar, additives, preservatives, dyes etc. TRY Quaker oats with organic ground flax seeds sprinkled on it with FRESH or FROZEN fruit. Hey, "Ya never know".............your Kid's might actually like it.
READ LABELS on frozen foods and especially canned goods as these can contain surprising amounts of sodium, preservatives, hydrogenated oils etc.
SKIP THE bakery for the most part as almost all donuts, eclairs, cream filled or jelly filled baked goods, pies, cakes, and even a lot of the Oat/Nut or 12 grain breads etc. contain tons of hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, etc.
I know that ONE won't kill you. When was the last time you ate JUST ONE or bought just one?
On fresh fruits and vegetables or frozen fruit and veggies (read the ingredient label)
Select meats and seafood
Nuts such as cashews, walnuts, peanuts, pistachios etc. - preferably RAW
Purified or ionized water
Here is a link on a study of the dangers of refined sugar and how really harmful it is to you: