Certain food products have caught our attention and have stayed that way making us blindly believe that it is absolutely safe and healthy. But we never read up or do a little exploring for ourselves. Here are some of the many products that we thought were healthy but truly it is the opposite.
Juice has loads of sugar and thus packed with calories. It contains less fiber and hence the sweet is termed as ‘empty calories’ as it could increase hunger pangs & mood swings leaving one with low energy. It offers no nutritional benefit as the whole fruit for infants & children.
Unlike old theory, new research suggests that cholesterol in eggs doesn’t raise blood cholesterol which means old eggs are fine for health.
Cereals are too high in sugar that cause mood swings & hunger pangs as the energy got from it is quick & short-lived. Eating once in a while is okay but not regularly.
Unless suffering from celiac disease, eating gluten is perfectly alright as it is just a protein from wheat. Gluten-free products don’t give any additional health benefit.
LOW FAT BUTTER & YOGURT
Eating fat won’t make one fat & eating low-fat won’t make one thin. Simple. Also, many low-fat products are modified to include more sugar, & excess of this is linked to weight gain.
They are same like juice-packed with loads of sugar & calories but not much fiber or protein. That’s why after drinking a smoothie, one gets hungry.
They are similar to regular chips with reference to fat, calories & protein content. Eating fruits directly is a better snack.
Highly processed peanut butter is again rich in sugar & calories from added ingredients. Topping it with jelly is even more sugary. Healthy alternative will be hummus & veggies or lean meats & cheese.
In reality, this too is not healthy as it is thought to be. It too is packed with high sugar & calories which could be equivalent to 4 calorie bars. Serving with flavored yogurt & honey or syrup could only add up to the sugar content.