These Foods Are Hurting Your Metabolism

Not to scare you completely, but there are certain foods out there—lurking in the shadows, luring you in—that the health world (or rather, a certain Dr. Axe) calls “metabolism death” foods. And they’re exactly what they sound like (and no, that would not be an army of miniature foods chanting “Death to metabolism!” in high-pitched voices, though that visual gives us joy). These foods wreak havoc on your body and can actually hurt your metabolism’s ability to function over time—in other words, slowing down your body’s ability to process the food and drinks you consume into energy. Some are obvious, but others, not so much. (Warning: You may want to put down that granola bar.) Keep scrolling for six foods to never eat if you want to avoid a slowing metabolism.

Were you surprised by any of these foods to never eat? On a brighter note, here are seven foods scientifically proven to make you happier.