7 Foods that Sound Healthy But Are Not
All of us are waiting for the lockdown to end soon. Many of us are craving for our favorite foods. Some of us are already experimenting with food sitting at home. If you are one of those, then you must go through our list of 7 Foods that Sound Healthy, But Are Not.
I am going to list the food items that can be termed as “healthy” but are nothing but cheap marketing gimmicks to fool innocent people like us! People spend more on these food items thinking to take better care of themselves. The truth is that we fall prey to these and instead of becoming healthier, we take a toll on our health unknowingly. So, I am going to write my heart out as is!
So here you go –
Multi-Grain and Wheat Breads
Multigrain bread or wheat bread or oat bread or brown bread sounds nice. Warning – these may NOT contain whole grains. Next time when you buy bread, read the nutrition label. If you see that the bread contains flour which is refined or bleached, drop it there! This is not 100% whole grain bread.
All kinds of energy bars or fiber bars or protein bars can never be really healthy. They might have protein or fiber-like they promise, but with a lot of unwanted ingredients as well. Energy bars, known to be the best pre-workout meal – it is a LIE. They are usually full of added sugar and high fructose corn syrup. If you want fiber, have a green apple; it is a better bet if you wish to fit into your college jeans.
Frozen or flavored Yogurt
I have eaten frozen yogurt a lot of times thinking it’s much better than eating an ice-cream. I wish I knew that these awesomely looking yogurts are full of added sugar.
Flavored yogurt does NOT contain fruit. These have fruit pulp/syrup and added sugar. Do you remember sugar is evil? Don’t you?
Anything which says “Fat-free” is a NO-NO. ‘Fat-free’ does NOT mean ‘calorie-free’. It simply means that healthy fats are replaced with evil sugar and you are eating high calories!
Tofu and Soy milk are considered as healthy. Organic fermented soy products might be okay. The ones that we usually see in supermarkets are processed and are in no way healthy. Many studies relate soy to a lot of diseases.
Fruit Juice – Packed or Fresh
Fruit juice is a LIAR (read Sugar). When you remove fiber from a fruit, only sugar remains. The packaged fruit juice, even if they are labeled as “no added sugar” are the worst of all!
This one is my favorite (Read I hate it ). It costs more than a healthy meal and all we get is JUNK. How can Subway call itself as healthy? For Christ’s sake, you serve processed meat, sugary sauces, junk cookies, and soft drinks! How can you do this to people? Check this ingredient list here. This is from Subway’s Australian outlet but Subway is standardized, same across the globe. Check the nutrition information in the below pic from Subway’s Indian website.
Whopping carbs and calories! N please stop saying Fat-free!
So folks, which food item surprised you the most? If you know more food items that sound healthy but are cheats as the ones above, please let us know by dropping your comments!