There is so much confusion in the grocery store these days! What’s truly in a product and on a nutrition label is harder to discover than ever. Many unhealthy ingredients tend to be hidden under pseudonyms. Furthermore, many products are marketed by companies to appear healthier than they actually are; in an effort to sell more products.
Here are some products you may see in the grocery store today that aren’t as healthy as they appear to be:
1. “Health drinks”
If a health drink has more than 1-2 ingredients, it best to probably skip it. Many health drinks these days contain sugar, or an artificial kind of sugar. Sugar is more toxic to our bodies than people think, and leads to weight gain.
2. Diet and Weight Loss foods
Diet and weight loss food companies tend to add in a lot of extra unhealthy ingredients into their products in order to make up for the taste of the calories it’s missing.
3. Energy, Protein and Fiber Bars
Some of these are almost as bad as candy bars! They are FULL of sugar and have an overkill of ingredients. If you can’t understand what is on the label, don’t buy it. Larabars are a great alternative bar. They are full of flavor, only have natural sugars, and are typically 6 ingredients of less. And all the ingredients are whole foods!
4. Frozen Diet Entrees and Some Soup Brands
These are typically very high in sodium, and lower in nutrients than you would actually imagine. Many people believe that these are healthy, and can’t understand why they are having a hard time losing weight while consuming them.
5. Bottled Smoothies
Once again, these are also loaded with sugar and low in nutrients! Since they are premade, nutrients from the whole original fruit start to dwindle ever since the fruit was originally cut into. I suggest buying your own fruits and veggies and make a smoothie or using a juicer at home. It may take more time, but your body will be much healthier in the long run.
Happy Healthy Shopping!
Health Coach Autumn