Health foods that are not as wholesome as you may think.
Food producers promote these products as effective ways for getting lots of nutrition, helping you lose weight, keeping your mind sharp, and offering other physical and mental wellness vantages. Regrettably, all the publicising illusions in the world do not alter the chemical makeup of a food item.
If something is not healthy for you, it is simply not healthy. Avoid the following health foods which are not as healthy as you believed they were, and your mental and physical wellness endeavors will receive a boost.
* High-Fiber Snack and Protein Bars
The cardinal rule here is read the labels. There are many energy bars, protein bars and high-fiber snack bars which are very good for you. Start reading the food labels. Find those that do not contain sugar, salt, added flavors and a long list of ingredients that end in -ite, -ate and -ose.
You also shouldn’t eat a whole day’s worth of fiber in one go, roughly 25 g, in a single snack bar, as this can have a dramatically negative effect on your digestive system if you don’t eat fiber throughout the day.
* Low-Fat Foods
I bet there are some low-fat health foods you like a lot. They taste delicious, don’t they? Well, think about this for a second. If the fat is removed, and fat provides incredible flavor, where is your flavor coming from? The answer is, in most cases, incredibly high dosages of not really healthy, refined sugar. Your body needs healthy fats in moderation, which means enjoying guacamole or hummus instead of a fat-free food product.
* Orange Juice
Did you know it could take as many as 5 to 7 oranges to make a single glass of orange juice? Unfortunately, when you drink the juice you also get all of the calories from all those oranges in one drink! that is why even 100% juice is jam-packed with tons of calories.
The natural sugar in all of those oranges can additionally cause a blood glucose spike. The natural fruit sugar (fructose) which gives many fruits their sweet taste tricks your body into gaining weight by not letting you realize when you are full. Avoid orange juice and drink a glass of water instead.
* “Health” Drinks
There are good deal of beverages boasting awesome health properties. If they have more than 3 ingredients, you probably should skip them. No matter how the ingredients are disguised, and manufacturers are very good at disguising empty calories and simple carbohydrates like sugar, if there is a long list of ingredients, your healthy drink is probably anything but.
* Store-Bought Vegetable Patties
When you make your own vegetable patties and black bean burgers, you know exactly what you are putting into your body. Regrettably, a lot of of the frozen, processed vegetable patties you find in the frozen foods section of your local supermarket have more fillers and binders than healthy vegetables. A lot of so-called healthy vegetable patties are extremely high in sodium and sugar as well.
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