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The Eight Worst Foods

They're foods we've all eaten, but according to the Center For Science In The Public Interest, they're all foods we should avoid.

They say these are the worst foods for your health.

First on the list is the Peppridge Farm Flaky Crust Chicken Pot Pie. Just one pie has 1020 calories, 64 grams of fat, and 31 grams of saturated and Trans fats. All that fat adds up to more than the recommended daily allotment.

Breakfast foods also made the list. First were milk and cereal bars. They're loaded with sugar, 18 grams.

Next are McDonalds McGriddles. These tiny sandwiches have 450 to 550 calories, are packed with sodium, about 1000 to 1300 milligrams, and have 7-11 grams of saturated fat. That's one-third of the saturated fat you should have in a day.

Pizza Hut's Big New Yorker Cheese Pizza made the list too. Just two slices are 820 calories and a full day's quota of saturated fat and sodium.

Next are Burger King king size fries. One order has 600 calories and 3/4 of your daily maximum fat.

Campbell's chicken noodle made the list too, because of the salt content, 1780 milligrams of sodium.

Rounding out the list are desserts. Mrs. Fields milk chocolate and walnut cookies have more than 300 calories and as much saturated fat as a sirloin steak.

Hershey's Swoops candies are packed with 180-200 calories and they have 7 or 8 grams of saturated fat. Add 18 grams of sugar and you have a candy treat that has twice as much fat as a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.

Nutritionist Mandy Jefferson says eating any of these foods on a regular basis could be dangerous to almost every organ of your body.

'These could very well lead to heart disease, blood pressure, weight gain, obesity, diabetes," she says.

Mandy says for you health you should stay away from all foods high in saturated fat and sodium, even if they weren't on this list.

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