Fri. Jun 22nd, 2018
Foods You Think Are Healthy

Foods That You Think Are Healthy, But Aren’t

Dieting can be hard. It gets even harder when you specific foods or brands advertise themselves as a “healthy” option when in fact, they aren’t healthy at all! Some foods that are advertised as the “healthy” option can be loaded with sugars or saturated fats. Even foods that are labeled as “low fat” can often times be filled with high fructose corn syrup, salt, sugar, and other not-so-great additives. But before you go stressing about what’s healthy and what’s not, let us break down some food to look out for. Here is a list of foods that may seem healthy but they actually are not:

ENERGY BARS

Gasp! What?! Yes, it’s true. Many energy bars say they’re health but then end up having enough sugar to be considered a candy bar. Make sure you check ingredients.

FLAVORED INSTANT OATMEAL

Breakfast is good. Oats are good. But that single serving packet of instant oatmeal is most likely loaded with sugar.

LOW FAT SALAD DRESSING

Maybe it’s low fat, but it’s potentially filled with low-fat counter parts; like sugar, high fructose corn syrup, salt and other additives.

VEGGIE CHIPS

Something in a potato chip form is most likely not great for you. These chips are often deeply fried and heavily salted.

TURKEY BACON

It’s true this treat could shave off some calories as opposed to regular bacon however, it most likely also contains artificial flavors, sodium, saturated fat, and nitrates.

DRIED FRUIT

Companies often use sulfur dioxide to preserve freshness and added sugar for flavoring. This snack is not so innocent.

SKIM MILK

Skim milk is loaded with synthetic vitamins in an attempt to replace protein and calcium. Experts say there is little benefit to buying fat free dairy products.

SPICY TUNA ROLLS

This spicy treat is loaded with saturated fat and is nearly twice as caloric as a regular tuna roll.

CHIA SEEDS

These in moderation are fine! But as they become more popular, it seems they are being added to everything. Just be aware too many chia seeds can mess up your digestive tract.

VEGGIE BURGERS

Check the labels! We can’t stress this enough. Many veggie burgers are full of salt, fat, and preservatives.

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