10 foods people mistakenly think are healthy

Granola Bars:

Some granola bars can be high in added sugars and unhealthy fats. It's essential to check the ingredients and choose bars with whole grains and minimal added sugars.

Flavored Yogurt:

Flavored yogurts often contain added sugars, artificial flavors, and colors. Opt for plain, unsweetened yogurt and add your own fresh fruit for sweetness.

Dried Fruit:

While fruits are healthy, the drying process concentrates the sugars and calories. Consuming large amounts of dried fruits can contribute to excessive calorie intake.

Pre-Packaged Smoothies:

Some store-bought smoothies can be high in added sugars and low in fiber. Making your own at home allows you to control the ingredients and sweetness.

Veggie Chips:

Many commercial veggie chips are still high in fat and calories. It's essential to read labels and choose options that are baked.

Low-Fat or Fat-Free Foods:

Some low-fat or fat-free products replace fat with added sugars and other additives. In some cases, healthy fats are important for nutrient absorption and satiety.

Gluten-Free Junk Foods:

Gluten-free doesn't necessarily mean healthy. Some gluten-free products are highly processed and may lack essential nutrients.

Sports Drinks:

Unless you're engaging in intense physical activity, water is usually sufficient for hydration. Sports drinks can be high in added sugars and calories.

Processed Veggie Burgers:

Not all veggie burgers are created equal. Some can be highly processed and contain additives. Look for options with whole, recognizable ingredients.

Commercial Salad Dressings:

Many store-bought salad dressings are high in unhealthy fats, sugars, and additives. Making your own dressing with olive oil.

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