Eating healthful or healthy foods is one of the most common tip or advice you will hear from health experts or diet enthusiasts nowadays. They will tell you to choose foods that are organic or labeled as low-fat, less-calorie and sugar free.
This is the main reason why the demand for such foods increased dramatically. Many food manufacturers sees this a good opportunity so they started creating and labeling their own products as low in fat, low sugar and low calories.
The problem is, these foods are not totally healthful. Yes, the sugar or fat are reduced but they are still there and it's about time for you to know some of these so called healthful foods.
1) Reduced-Fat Peanut Butter
A regular peanut butter is always a good option over reduced-fat peanut butters. Why? reduced fat peanut butter often means more carbs, sodium and sugars.
2) Low-Fat Yogurt
Low fat or calories yogurt are so popular nowadays. But, have you ever wondered why they still taste so sweet despite cutting some of its calories? The answer is artificial sweeteners and they have lots of it.
3) Vitamin Water
Let me ask you this, why does Vitamin water taste real sweet? Answer: artificial sweeteners.
4) Veggie Burgers
Veggie burgers sounds like a good food for diet and health conscious people. WRONG! Most veggie burgers are packed with hydrolyzed and textured vegetable protein, corn products and worst, MSG.
5) Veggie Chips
Vegetables, if cooked or altered in any form, loses its healthful benefits. So when it comes to veggie chips, it's not that healthful anymore. Veggie chips contains almost the same amount of calories of a regular chips.
6) Light Salad Dressing
A regular salad dressing is way better than light salad dressing. Light salad dressing might have fewer calories but the health benefits of it was reduced as well. It kinda defeats the purpose of eating healthful foods, right?
7) Diet Soda
A soda is a soda. Doesn't matter if it's labeled diet or sugar free. It's still sweet and packed with good amount of artificial flavors and sweeteners.
8) Fruit Muffins
Lots of people considers a fruit muffin to be a healthful food. They mightbe right because of the fruits BUT it's also packed with large amount of calories and fat.
9) Bottled Green Tea
Green tea in a bottle taste sweet right? Keyword: artificial sweetener and it has lots of it.
According to studies, for every cup of a Raisin Bran, there's 19 grams of sugar. Better consume this cereal in moderation.