8 Powerful Foods That Are Actually Bad for You
Healthy foods, like reality show stars, tend to be both high-maintenance and tasteless. To many, it’s a part of common knowledge as to what it considered a healthy food and what isn’t. For example, burgers and fries will always be bad for you, while fruits and vegetables will always be healthy.
There are many healthy options available that taste great – just beware of the unhealthy tricksters of good foods that are bad for you. Remember, the most powerful tool for nutrition you have is knowledge of what you’re eating.
The Best Foods That Are Actually Bad for You
- Bran tastes terrible, and therefore must be good for you. One of the easier ways to stuff that sawdust-like substance down your reluctant gullet is with a bran muffin.
- I seriously don’t understand why people eat rice. It doesn’t even taste good. Maybe that’s why people think it’s healthy. It’s not. It’s a processed grain that is converted into sugar as soon as you eat it. Brown rice is okay for you, but still isn’t very good for you. I don’t eat it at all.
- With so many light varieties of microwave popcorn on the market, it’s easy to think that this snack is healthy, but with high levels of sodium and the chemical diacetyl, some health professionals caution about making this a regular snack.
- With so many energy drinks on the market, many of which promise to pump you up and give you a killer workout with added caffeine, vitamins, and minerals, it may be tempting to think that these drinks are healthy, but they aren’t.
- Dried fruit is high in sugar to preserve the taste and has added preservatives making this choice very unhealthy. This is one of the good foods that are bad for you, so opt for a whole fresh organic apple instead and avoid being tricked by the dried version.
- Granola bars have to be good for you, right? Well, if they taste awful, then yes. If they taste good, it’s probably the same ingredients that make candy bars taste good: sugar, fat and chocolate.
- Waters with added flavors and vitamins can reach calorie levels that are dangerously close to soft-drinks and juices. This defeats the purpose of drinking water all-together. To stay on the safe and healthy side, just have a slice of lemon with your water if you want some flavor.
- Fruit Cocktail: You may think that anything with fruit in it is healthy for you. But it’s how fruit is preserved that can make a huge difference. A cup of fruit cocktail may be around 110 calories, but has 26 grams of sugar. That is your entire daily value!
I hope this helps you to make healthier choices and not be deceived. Do you feel better when you make healthy food choices?