Advertising may be misleading. Many foods on the shelves today have labels designed to make them a good choice for a healthy diet. These labels may contain words such as "non-GMO, gluten free, fat free, all natural, low fat or sugar free." While the labeling may be accurate, it does not necessarily mean that the food is really good for you. The following are some foods that many consider healthy when in fact they are not.
Granola is promoted as a healthy source of whole grains and fiber. The truth is that many granola products are loaded with sugar and carbohydrates. They often contain high-fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils.
Meat is a good source of protein, but deli fried beef, turkey, salami and bologna are produced with many unhealthy additives. These include nitrates, sodium, fillers and saturated fats. The usual source of delicacy is factory cultivation, which means that the animals were not bred organically or humanely.
Many people assume that dried fruit is good for you ̵
Sugar-free versions of sweets, cakes, soft drinks and other sweets are available in most grocery stores. Many of these products contain artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame (NutraSweet or Equal). According to an article in Medical News Today, aspartame, commonly used as a sugar substitute in diet powder, can actually lead to weight gain.
Veggie burgers can seem like a healthy choice because they are vegetables, right? Actually, a commercial vegetable burger will probably consist of a lot of processed soy with preservatives added. Veggie burgers are only healthy when made from whole foods.
We all know we need our vegetables, but veggie chips are not the best way to get them. They may contain some beets, parsnips or sweet potatoes, but the color usually comes from vegetable powder, and what you eat is mostly corn and potato starch.
Probiotics are good for your gut, but it's usually best to eat plain yogurt. Fruit-flavored yogurts usually contain little fruit, and they are likely to be remarkably high in sugar.
Trail mix contains nuts, seeds and fruit, so it must be good for you. This may be true if the nuts were not flavored with high sugar and if the mixture did not contain polyunsaturated oils and chocolate candies.
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