9 Things You Think Are Healthy (But Probably Aren’t)

I apologize in advance for ruining the contents of your fridge.

1. Yogurt

Probiotics are great. But some yogurts, like Stonyfield Farm’s Fruit on the Bottom Strawberry yogurt can contain 21 grams of sugar. A Frosted Strawberry Pop Tart only has 17 grams.

2. Veggie Burgers

A veggie burger is probably a good alternative t to that pound of Five Guys you were about to take down. Pre-packaged ones from the grocery store can have 350 mg of sodium (About 15% of your daily value).

3. Granola

While there are good granolas out there, many are packed with sugar and fat.
2/3 a cup has 230 calories and 42 grams of carbs. And no one eats just 2/3 a cup.

4. Anything that says “Fat Free”

Remember that Seinfeld episode where they ate fat free frozen yogurt but couldn’t figure out why they were gaining weight? Fat free often means high cal.

5. Smoothies

I dare you to check out Smoothie King’s nutritional chart. The “Hulk Strawberry” has 964 calories. Woof.

6. Veggie Chips

If it bears no resemblance to it’s original form, it’s probably not the best idea. Veggie Chips have roughly the same number of calories as potato chips and little nutrition, so you might as well go for the real thing.

7. Trail Mix

One cup can have around 690 calories. That’s about the same as medium McDonald’s McFlurry.

8. Sushi

Use your common sense here, people. Just because there’s some salmoln buried under that pile of crunchy tempura flakes doesn’t make it a health food.

9. Snack Bars

There’s a good chance you’re eating a snack size bar with a full size calorie count.
Check the first few ingredients for the usual suspect: High fructose corn syrup.

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