This includes deli meats, sausages, hot dogs, salami, and bacon. “There are better ways to find protein for your salad, especially since the sodium overload in deli meat may make you overeat, is dehydrating, and can cause bloating,” Maggie Moon, MS, RD, and author of The MIND Diet, tells POPSUGAR.
These meats can stay on shelves for long periods of time, which means they’re filled with preservatives. They also have added colorings and flavorings that can increase your overall sugar intake and lead to more harmful health effects. Stick to unprocessed meats if you want to take care of your health.