Healthy eating these days is really tough. Just because something has low fat written on the label or some other kind of “healthy” slogan, that does not mean it’s healthy for you. So when you go to the store looking to stock up on healthy food it can drive you insane trying to figure out what is really good for you and what is about as healthy as a rat poison sandwich. Here to help you guys out, we have some food items that sound like they would be healthy, but are actually not that great for you.
Multi-Grain Bread Sounds Like It Would Be Healthy, But It’s Not…
7 Grain, Multi-Grain and Wheat – when written on a loaf of bread make it sound like much healthier choice than white bread. But the key here is to look for bread that says “whole grain” on it. Just because a loaf of bread says “grain” on the packaging does not mean it’s good. Most of the time when a loaf of bread has the word “grain” written on it, they are talking about refined grains which are nowhere near as good for you a whole grain.
…As Well As Store Bough Prepared Salads …
Buying a tub of food from your super market fridge that has the word “salad” on it does not automatically mean that you are getting a healthy meal. The main guilty parties here are chicken, shrimp and tuna salads, which you may think are all pretty healthy. But many of these are loaded with hidden fats and are pretty high in calories. The main culprit here is mayonnaise. Now to be fair to these salads, if you check the label they will tell you about how much fat and how many calories the salad has, but for most of us when we see a salad we just assume it’s good for us which is not always the case. If a salad has mayonnaise in it then stay away.
… And Energy Bars …
I have been guilty in the past of chowing down on an energy or a protein bar before a hard workout. The problem here is that many of these energy bars are just absolutely loaded with calories. In many cases one average size energy bar can contain as much as 350 calories! So if you have one of these before you work out then you will have to work out for a while just to burn off the energy bar you ate before. If you are on the go and an energy bar is all you can get to power you through the rest of the day, then ok, but never think an energy bar is a healthy snack.
… And Some Fat Free Foods
Ok so this one may seem like a generalization here, but there is nearly as much food in a super market these days that says “fat free” as there is regular food. But the thing to watch out for here is that fat free does not mean calorie free. Just because a food has no fat in it does not mean that it is healthy for you. Think about this a bag of gummy worms contains no fat, but they are not good for you.
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