Take a look at this list of foods that you thought were healthy...
Gluten free foods
Although some people need to avoid gluten for medical reasons, many others cut it out because they think "gluten-free" means healthy. It doesn't. Many gluten-free foods, especially sweet stuff like cookies, have the same number of calories as their gluten-containing equivalents, if not more.
Foods with added antioxidants or vitamins
Since doctors tell us to load up on antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies, manufacturers love slapping phrases like "with antioxidants" or "with added vitamins and minerals" onto processed food labels. Oftentimes, these foods are far from nutritious and the added vitamins aren't coming from real fruits and veggies.
Fat free salad dressing
Even though fat free dressing has less calories than its fatty filled counterpart, you're not getting the results you target by eating vegetables with skinny dressings. Non-fat dressings often contain more salt to compensate for flavor, and will include dozens of artificial ingredients.
Low-fat yogurt can be a lifesaver for those who want to eat healthier: it's low in calories, contains pro-biotics, calcium and has a rich, creamy taste. But recent studies are starting to question whether yogurt is a food you should be eating Greek yogurt may be low in sugar and packed with protein, but your everyday Dannon or Yoplait? Not so much. Did you ever imagine that the sugar content of regular yogurt can be as much as a can of soda?!!
Think twice before putting these foods in your shopping cart!
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