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10 Foods You Think Are Healthy but Nutritionists Say Are Not


Granola Bars:

Some granola bars can be high in added sugars and lack sufficient protein.

Flavored Yogurt:

Flavored yogurts often contain high amounts of added sugars. Opt for plain, Greek yogurt and add your own fresh fruit.

Smoothies from Smoothie Shops:

Commercial smoothies can be loaded with sugar, syrups, or excessive amounts of fruit juice.

Trail Mix:

While nuts and seeds are healthy, many store-bought trail mixes contain sugary candies or chocolate.

Veggie Chips:

Some vegetable chips are not much healthier than regular potato chips. Check the label for added oils and seasoning.

Pre-Packaged Salad Dressings:

Some salad dressings are high in unhealthy fats, added sugars, and sodium. Opting for homemade dressings with olive oil.

Multigrain or Wheat Bread:

Not all bread labeled as "multigrain" or "wheat" is whole grain. Check the ingredient list for whole grains.

Veggie Chips:

Many commercially available veggie chips are actually potato-based and may have little nutritional advantage over regular potato chips.

Sports Drinks:

Unless you're engaging in intense physical activity, the added sugars and electrolytes in sports drinks are usually unnecessary.

Pre-Packaged Smoothie Bowls:

Some pre-packaged smoothie bowls can be high in added sugars and calories. Making your own with a balanced mix of ingredient.