It has become increasingly difficult to keep up with modern eating and dieting trends. Gluten-free, low-sugar, low-fat or low-carb diets are falling out of fashion before you have even had the opportunity to adopt any one of the aforementioned dietary habits.
This is mainly down to companies who are using marketing to promote fad diets and foods whilst also fooling us into thinking that certain unhealthy products are actually good for our health. You shall be surprised and even possibly shocked to know about the five foods that are marketed to be healthy but are actually bad for your health.
Contrary to popular belief, brown bread is actually not very different from white bread due to manufacturers trying their best to work around various FDA regulations that are in place for whole wheat products to ensure they contain adequate proportions of whole wheat.
The truth is, even if you manage to find 100 percent whole wheat products, they might still not be as claimed since most manufacturers merely add germ and bran to processed white flour in order to make “whole wheat”.
Although these ‘whole wheat products’ do have a higher nutritional value, they however share the same amount of glucose that is passed down to the bloodstream, resulting in high blood sugar levels.
Yogurt is a very healthy food product because it is made of fermented milk that contains “good bacteria”. These microorganisms can help with various bodily problems like indigestion, skin problems, etc. These bacteria can also be beneficial for the immune system. However, many of the yogurt products found on store shelves today have two fundamental problems; not only are they loaded with sugar but they also don’t contain most of the “good bacteria” which yogurt is known for. According to a research, an eight ounce package of yogurt can contain the same amount of sugar as a bar of snickers.
Additionally, many of the current products marketed as yogurt are actually not yogurt at all because they do not follow the traditional ingredients and manufacturing process associated with this food. These products are artificially thickened using additives like carrageenan which can be quite harmful for your digestive system.
Health juices have become increasingly popular in places that promote a healthy lifestyle like gyms, yoga studios, dance studios, etc. Experts believe that it is far healthier to consume fruits in their produce form than to juice in order to fulfill your daily nutritional needs since the juices actually contain a much lower fiber content. Fiber is crucial in helping the body to digest it’s food in a healthy way.
It should be noted that it is perfectly healthy to juice in moderation but, excessive juicing might lead to health and digestive problems along with higher blood sugar levels and insulin secretion.
Whilst organic granola bars are a good source of healthy whole grains and nuts, they are in fact loaded with sugar and little else; a typical granola bar can contain up to 11 grams of brown sugar syrup, brown sugar, honey and white sugar per 2 grams of healthy fiber. This means that typical organic granola bars contain way too much sugar in order for their whole grain content to be of any significance.
Even the canola oil used in organic bars’ production is not in fact canola oil but processed rapeseed oil which in turn is grown from Monsanto seeds. The harmful amount of sugary content in these granola bars deems their nutritional benefits and whole grain properties.