You may think that you're eating nothing but the healthiest of food choices. But are you really?
Unfortunately, many people are not. There are a lot of foods that seem healthy but could steer you in the wrong direction.
Don't Be Fooled By These 6 Foods
1. Fruit Juice
Sipping a glass of orange juice to get your fruit quota met? Think again. Most fruit juices have almost no real fruit juice! Read the labels and you'll see how much sugar, high fructose corn syrup, dyes and other junk chemicals are really in these chemical cocktails.
All that sugar will rapidly spike blood glucose levels, setting you up for a crash. You wouldn't be doing much worse by reaching for a soda. (that's not a suggestion)
Your best bet it to juice your own fruit at home.
Wheat is another must-avoid in your diet plan. Even if it says ‘whole wheat’, don’t get misled. Most people can't fully break down modern day wheat based products as they should and too much wheat can set you up for inflammation of the body.
Plus, wheat will still spike blood glucose levels, which can set you up for fat gain and eventually, diabetes.
Tofu is another seemingly healthy food, but I don't touch it! You shouldn't either.
Today's tofu products are heavily processed and have added fillers, making them anything but healthy.Tweet
What’s worse, the processing methods used may not fully remove the phytates that block mineral absorption in the body. This could set you up for a nutritional deficiency.
Sugar-free Jello may seem to be a great choice, right? Wrong. Packaged Jello is highly processed, has unhealthy dyes and artificial sweeteners. This can promote future sugar cravings.
There is nothing natural about Jello, so it shouldn't be included in your meal plan.
5. Cereal Bars
Cereal bars are another food that you want to be on the lookout for and kick out of your diet plan. Cereal bars are heavily refined and have far too much wheat, white flour, and sugar. All this while lacking the protein your body needs to be satisfied.
Don’t let the fact that they claim to contain ‘real fruit’ let these fool you – often no real fruit is to be found in these bars.
Finally, be careful about including yogurt in your daily diet. Unless you buy organic varieties, there’s a good chance there could be hormones or antibiotics that have been used on the cows in that yogurt that you're now taking in.
And, if it’s a fruit flavored yogurt, you’ll also be taking in a good dose of sugar as well. Some of those yogurt varieties can contain upwards of 10-20 grams of sugar per serving.
If you're going to have yogurt, opt for the plain Greek variety (I like Fage Total 0%) and add in some fresh berries for sweetness and taste.
So be on the lookout for these foods in your diet plan. They may come off as healthy, but it’s important you don’t let them fool you.
Yours in Health,
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