Nowadays, it’s pretty common for most people to attempt to eat healthier and live a better life. After all, in this age of information, we know how unhealthy some things we do really are (or so we think).
Part of getting healthy means changing our diets and searching out the healthiest food options. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Not all “health” foods are actually healthy. In fact, some of them are downright bad for you.
1.) Baked Beans
Baked beans seem healthy, right? If they are made correctly, they can be. Unfortunately, most canned baked beans contain high amounts of sugar, syrup, molasses, and high calorie contents.
2.) Multigrain Bread
Multigrain bread usually contains refined grains… which means this bread doesn’t contain the fiber that real, whole grains possess.
3.) Energy/Granola Bars
Some of these bars contain an unnecessarily high amount of sugar. These can even contain more calories than an actual meal.
4.) Frozen Yogurt
Quite often, frozen yogurt doesn’t contain the beneficial bacteria that normal yogurt has. A majority of fro-yo is heat processed, which kills the bacteria and just leaves you with a lot of sugar.
5.) Bottled Green Tea
These teas contain none of the powerful antioxidants that regular green tea contains, so you are better off making your own.
Some sushi contains more fat and calories as two sandwiches complete with meat, veggies, and mayo. You also need to eat much more of it to get full.
7.) Reduced Fat Peanut Butter
These peanut butters usually contain the same amount of calories as regular peanut butter but, to make up for the lack of fat, the sugar added cancels out the healthy parts of the spread.
Comedian Jim Gaffigan said it perfectly, “Muffins are just bald cupcakes.” Some muffins consumed for breakfast contain around 800 calories!
The next time you go grocery shopping, don’t fall for a lot of “healthy” marketing lies. Typically, they are empty promises and the foods are full of calories. Share these important tips with others by clicking below!