FOODS THAT ARE NOT AS HEALTHY AS YOU ORIGINALLY THOUGHT
Added on: 19th Dec 2016
Soy sauce contains high levels of certain antioxidants that
are beneficial for your health, which makes it seem like a
healthy choice, but it also has a lot of sodium, even the
light versions, which can have a negative impact on
various organs such as your kidneys.
If you enjoy eating spaghetti every week, then you might
want to switch to spaghetti squash since it contains way
fewer calories and fat than ordinary pasta. Despite modern
nutritionists who insist that pasta isn’t so unhealthy for you,
pasta with tomato sauce and cheese contributes a lot
to weight gain.
Many people, especially those hard-headed gym lovers,
incorrectly believe that sports or energy drinks are a
good alternative to replenishing fluids and electrolytes
lost during exercise. However, that’s not true at all.
Many sports drinks contain as much as two-thirds the
sugar of soda. They also typically contain high-fructose
corn syrup, artificial flavours, and food colouring,
none of which is good for your health.
Peanut butter contains high amounts of healthy fats,
vitamins, minerals, and a decent amount of protein. However,
as with most foods it should be eaten in moderation
because its health benefits will be quickly offset and
cause an increase in body fat.
SUGAR-FREE SWEETS (OR ANY SUGAR-FREE PRODUCTS)
Whenever you see a “sugar-free” product, especially sweets,
you should stay away at all costs. It may be true and not
have any refined sugar, but that doesn’t necessarily mean
it’s safe to eat without any consequences to your health.
In these products, sugar is replaced with artificial sweeteners
which are in fact worse, with deleterious effects on your
system, especially your heart and kidneys.
Cereals are seen as a healthy solution for breakfast, but it
all depends on the kinds of cereal you choose when you
do your shopping. Many cereals have a lot of sugar, so
they can contribute to weight gain and poor health if you
eat too much of them.
Another myth to be busted concerns protein bars.
Actually, it all depends on the protein bar really. There
are healthy protein bars and then there are some that
might be as fattening as a Twix, so whenever you crave
one after working out, make sure to keep an eye on the
amount of sugar in it.
If your choices are limited to candy or dried fruit, then
without a doubt dried fruit is the healthier option. However,
you should know that fresh fruit is the healthiest option
of all because it is lower in sugar, higher in fibre
and higher in nutrients.
Even though it is viewed as a healthy dessert alternative
these days, the fact is frozen yogurt usually has more
sugar than ice cream. Also, the freezing process used
to make it may kill some of the healthy gut bacteria
found in regular yogurt, a fact that makes frozen
yogurt an unhealthy choice for your body.