We are told many things throughout our lives, it often becomes difficult to decipher what is fact and what is completely and utterly made up farce. When it comes to the food we eat, we are told that things labeled “natural” are automatically to be deemed good for us. Now, if you know anything about truly nutritious and healthy foods, the word natural is a very misleading word. So, what other things are we told about the foods we eat that are just not true? Well, the myths are being debunked, so sit back and read below, prepare for your mind to be blown. Many of the foods on this list are things you may be eating in your healthy lifestyle and diet, but could actually be setting you two steps back each time.
Yes, unfortunately, even though you’re eating seafood, which is jam packed with omega-3’s, most sushi is also jam packed with high amounts of sodium and other chemicals that simply do not aid in weight loss or healthy eating. High in protein, a good source of grains and fatty acids, sushi looks so harmless on the outside, however, the caloric intake of even the simplest and most common sushi is bordering on the 500 mark for just a single roll. Avoiding the additions of spicy sauces, cream cheeses, anything fried or baked will help to bring down the caloric intake in a hurry.
One of the biggest, if not the biggest of the mislabeled healthy foods around. Granola has a large amount of calories in a very small amount of servings. Half a cup has around 500+ calories in int, and that’s when it isn’t combined with milk, sugar or anything else that gets thrown on it to enhance the flavor. Sadly the same goes for granola bars too, with preservatives, sugars and jelly’s for enhanced flavor and to help mold the ingredients, the health factor falls by the wayside. Making your own granola, sans sugar and with the addition of fruit, will not only be healthier, but it’ll taste just the same, your taste buds will never know the difference, but your waistline certainly will.
Touted as packing an energy punch, as well as providing a great source of vitamins, minerals and the like, most yogurts actually come with more sugar than the soda you’ve sworn to leave behind for good. They may be low in calories, but their sugar and fa content is typically through the roof. Sticking to Greek yogurt or cottage cheese is a much healthier option.
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