There are all kinds of stereotypes about food that exits in any society, people who believe in some products health benefits, although there’s often zero evidence to back them up, what’s worse some of the most promoted foods can, in fact, harm you, here are the 6 food that you should avoid if you want to stay healthy :
1. Fruit juices :
Unless you’ve pressed your juice yourself or seen it made in front of your eyes, don’t drink fruit juices! Despite what you’ve heard about them, the abundance of vitamins health benefits, and so on. The truth is a bit different; Store-bought juices may contain some real fruit, however, most of their content is water, sugar, and artificial flavoring. Even if you see the labels not from concentrate or 100% pure DON’T let this fool you!
2. Energy bars :
Unless you’re an athlete who requires a high protein intake and has to eat every three hours, these bars won’t be of any use to your health. Their ingredients aren’t anything you can get normal food.
Also, protein bars and energy bars alike are usually processed products, yes they are higher in protein than chocolate bars, but they still contain plenty of unhealthy ingredients. Sugar, artificial flavors, and sweeteners, even white flour can all be found in a single energy bar.
3. Cereal :
Our childhood and adulthood, let’s be honest, favorite food and one that’s been pushed on us our whole lives as part of nutritionally balanced breakfast, and the only way to start your day is nothing more than a marketing ploy, in most cases though, these cereals are loaded with refined carbohydrates and sugar, if the label assures you that it’s fat-free and whole-grain check the list of ingredients.
You’ll most likely notice that the product is full of sugar. Breakfast cereals contain a teeny tiny amount of whole grains. This allows producers to mark their products is healthy, what’s more, manufacturers add some synthetic vitamins to the mix. None of which do your body any good whatsoever.
4. Margarine :
Again, thanks to mass advertising many people believe that margarine is a healthy alternative to butter, but yet again that’s so not true. Margarine is a highly processed product that’s made to taste and look like butter, but it’s chock full of artificial ingredients. And even worse this ‘’fake butter’’ is typically made from industrial vegetable oils hydrogenated to become solid.
A process that significantly increases the oils trans-fat content, yet manufacturer scan technically label their product as zero trans-fat if it contains less than a half a gram of the stuff per serving. However, half a gram is still a substantial amount and it can cause harm to your health.
5. Low-fat Yogurt :
Nowadays, everybody knows that yogurt is a healthy nutritious product and that’s mostly true, the right yogurts can be extremely wholesome but, most store-bought varieties are useless and even dangerous for your health. Especially those labeled ‘’low-fat’’ the things is that manufactures load these yogurts with sugar to make up for the lack of taste usually provided by the natural fats, that means that yogurt initially had healthy & tasty fat.