17 Surprisingly Unhealthy Foods That Masquerade as Health Snacks
"Not all 'healthy' foods are truly good for you. The question was recently posed in a forum: “What 'healthy' junk food have you unknowingly been eating?” Here are the top answers. "
“Jerky loaded with brown sugar.”
"I always thought fruit juice was just fruit & water, so I drank it daily. Turns out, I was consuming loads of sugar, possibly heavy metals & pesticides. [
“Not me, but I know granola bars and fruit juice are often the main culprits.”
"Used to eat Cliff bars till I saw their sugar content. Finding a healthy protein bar was tough. Now, I prefer RX bars as they have the lowest sugar without being artificial."
Felt embarrassed realizing late in high school that kids' cereal like fruit loops, lucky charms were unhealthy. Misled by minerals listed on the box.
“Salad dressings with lots of sugar and bad oils in them.”
“Veggie straws. Total junk food.”
“I used to do low-fat yogurts. A lot of low-fat yogurts are jacked up with sugar. They’re essentially desserts.”
PEACHES AND CREAM OATMEAL
"I used to enjoy peaches and cream oatmeal, but it's high in sugar. Being pre-diabetic, I can't indulge frequently, despite my love for it."
FULL SUGAR GATORADE
“Full sugar Gatorade. You shouldn’t drink it unless you’re killing it for a workout, in my opinion. Also, I had to remove this from my diet.”
"Stopped consuming sugar-free items, watched my natural sugar intake and felt better with easier weight loss. Don't understand the science, just personal experience."
"Diet drinks like Diet Coke seemed healthy, but Aspartame and Sucralose disrupted my gut, led to addiction to zero-calorie sweeteners and made me crave real sugar."
"Veggie fry-shaped chips are as unhealthy as regular chips without nutritional value from 'veggie' ingredients. Enjoy Doritos instead."
“Orange Chicken! It’s just fried chicken with sugary goodness on top.”
"Oat milk contains canola oil, which I avoid due to inflammation. Also, almond milk uses lots of water. Might be best to skip accessible non-dairy milk."
“Processed meats are listed as a class 2 carcinogen. That stuff that we were told to put on our sandwiches so that we’d have some protein is horrible for us.”
"Nuts are a calorie-dense snack. Most servings are just 1/4 cup; manage portions to control daily calorie/fat intake."
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