Beware of Health Foods

Beware of Health Foods

So, you’ve made the decision to get down the gym on a regular basis, improve your lifestyle and eat a healthier diet. This may mean opting for ‘health foods’ when doing the weekly shop or popping out for lunch.

Well, beware! Many of these so called health foods are not what they seem to be.

Don

As seen above, the foods that many of us consider to be healthy are often quite the opposite. For example:

  • Bottled smoothies – 600 calories and over 100g of sugar… not good!
  • Granola – High in calories, fat and sugar!
  • Frozen yogurt – High in sugar, often more than ice cream.
  • Frozen dinners – Very high in salt.
  • Protein bars – We’ve all tried these as a convenient snack but be careful, they can have huge sugar contents.

Others that spring to mind that fool people are things such as cereal bars. Just take a quick look at the nutritional info on the pack.

When so many things are marketed as healthy, it’s so difficult to know what’s good for you and what’s better off in the bin. Don’t forget to check the packet for things such a sugar and fat content. And remember to just use your head; if it’s marketed as healthy, smothered in chocolate and seems to good to be true, it probably is. The safest bet is to keep it simple and go for the foods you know are healthy.




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