Overrated foods that we should cut back on

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Macarons in the display of a chocolate shop. They may be pretty to look at, but once you bite into them, macarons are flakey and actually have very little taste.

Lily Fleming, Page Editor

With so many flavors and tasteful foods to eat, there is no need to waste time consuming these boring, repelling foods.

Mint anything:

Let’s get straight to the point: if I wanted to eat something mint flavored, I have toothpaste for that. Mint is in so many hygienic things such as soap, mouthwash and toothpaste, and it should be kept there. When it comes to ice cream, mint chocolate chip is undoubtedly the worst flavor; there are so many other flavors that you could choose that are so much better. In addition, the reaction in your mouth when you take a sip of cold water after eating a mint or chewing mint gum is awful. Overall, I am not saying mint is bad, we just need less of it and in fewer foods because it is too overpowering and unnecessary

Macarons:

They may be pretty to look at, but don’t be fooled, those cute little colorful cakes do not taste as good as you’ve heard. Once you bite into them, they are flakey and actually have very little taste beyond cardboard. The appeal of these little treats is that they are a fancy, delicate pastry from France, but even in France they don’t taste that good. When you look at the flavors of these treats, they seem normal at first: chocolate, raspberry, vanilla, but then you keep going and you get to the most unnecessary flavors like liquorice, mint, sriracha and wasabi that don’t make sense in supposedly sweet foods. Therefore, macarons are pointless and should be discarded.

Avocado:

Avocado toast has taken over, but I just don’t get it. As a fruit, they are not particularly sweet, and the texture is uncomfortably gooey. It is like eating a soggy, green banana and it just confuses me. I think that you should put jelly, butter or berries on your toast, not avocado. Another avocado product I think is overrated is guacamole, hear me out before you skip over this part though. First of all, avocados are full of fat. For a traditional ½ cup serving of guacamole, that is around 100 calories and 9 grams of fat, so why not dig into a bowl of salsa with freshly cut tomatoes, onions and cilantro instead? In addition, guacamole is impossible to store. Once you put it as a party dip and nobody eats it, it gets brown and gross once you leave it in the fridge. In conclusion, avocado in all forms is just overrated and should be taken off of toast.

Soup:

This one is going to be controversial, but I stand by my opinion. First of all, soup is confusing; is it a food or is it a drink?  We should just stick to solid foods. Soup is a strange food as well because of the various ways that some people consume it that involve loud, unnecessary slurping. Furthermore, a lot of soups use chicken broth as a base, which is essentially just chicken water. Drinking or eating, depending on how you consume your soup, chicken water is not appealing. A lot of people might choose canned soup as their nutritious dinner choice, but a lot of those soups can be pretty unhealthy for you because most have a lot of sodium and fat in them, which raises blood pressure. There is just too much salt in a lot of soups, so when picking them out, go for vegetable soups with few ingredients, if you need soup at all. To conclude, there is no point trying to figure out if you drink or eat soup because we should be doing less of it anyways.

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