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Foods you think are healthy but actually aren’t

Joanna Fantozzi writing for the www.thisisinsider.com asked some nutritional experts for their advice on some common ‘healthy foods’. Most were not enthusiastic.

From granola bars to packaged veggie burgers and the super-trendy acai bowls, take note of these unhealthy foods ‘in disguise’, Fantozzi warns!

The not so healthy list includes: Chocolate chip granola, because of their high levels of sugar, syrup and chocolate, Yogurt for “high sugar content and very little protein, even yogurts that claim to strengthen gut health will do the opposite because of the added sugars.”

Bottled organic smoothies, “may look and taste like healthy food, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Usually, they are loaded with added sugar”. Plus Fantozzi explains, “when fruit is in juice-form, a lot of the natural nutrients like fiber are stripped away”.

Other non-nos include Wraps, Veggie chips, Acai bowls, Dried fruit and Sports drinks: “loaded with sugar and additives”. For the full list and why these healthy foods may not be so healthy, go to: www.thisisinsider.com

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