Toss these 10 Health Food Fakes
You might think these foods are healthy and helpful, but trust me; they are not doing your waistline any favors. Here are 10 imposters to throw out or donate today:
1. Baked potato chips—They are lower in fat but are empty calories with little protein and fiber.
2. Diet Soda—Each daily 12-ounce can is associated with a 41% climb in obesity risk.
3. Dried Cranberries—Thanks to added sugars, ¼ cup packs an astonishing 30g of sweet stuff.
4. Green Juice—Some bottles have 50g of sugar and zero fiber. Hello weight gain.
5. Yogurt covered pretzels—That “yogurt” coating is mostly sugar.
6. Veggie Chips—These are usually made of potato starch with a tint of color from vegetable powders.
7. Twig and Flake Cereals—Even “organic” and “natural” cereals can have up to 20g of sugar per serving.
8. Light Ice Cream—Some brands have as many calories as regular ice cream but aren’t as filling.
9. Spinach Wraps—You get a tiny bit of spinach, a lot of refined flour and up to 310 calories.
10. Rice Cakes—They may be low in calories, but they contain little fiber, protein, and other nutrients. Flavored versions can also have lots of artificial additives.
I know I have been fooled by so called “healthy food”. This list is a good indicator that foods that are marketed as healthy are not always what they seem. Read the labels and do your own research and continue to pursue your own healthy lifestyle.