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What "healthy" foods are you eating that might be unknowingly detrimental to your health?

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  1. Pretzels

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    While they have 1/10 the fat of potato chips, pretzels have just as much sodium and are nutritionally empty. They're also made with white flour, which spikes your sugar and just makes you hungry soon after. Look at the back of the bag: Pretzels have a ton of ingredients (a big red flag) and are incredibly calorie dense because the number one ingredient is enriched flour, followed by salt, corn syrup and corn oil. Doesn't sound too healthy anymore, does it! Swap it for: Kale chips. For fewer calories, you will get protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals to keep you going. Kale chips will satiate you for way longer than pretzels, without the sugar crash, and they've becoming increasingly popular lately for just this reason. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jennifercohen/2012/07/25/14-healthy-foods-that-are-actually-bad-for-you/2/#3eb1bee7c3e0

  2. Chia Seeds

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    Chia seeds are among the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. A single ounce (28 grams) contains 11 grams of fiber, and a large part of the recommended intake for magnesium, manganese, calcium and various other nutrients. Source: https://authoritynutrition.com/50-super-healthy-foods/

  3. Naked Juice

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    Mountain Dew and Naked Green Machine have more in common than being green: they both have about 60 grams of sugar in a bottle. And a good percentage of that sugar is from fructose; in Green Machine that fructose comes from the fruit ingredients and in Mountain Dew it comes from High Fructose Corn Syrup. Where the fructose comes from is really of no concern to your body. When you drink a Mountain Dew or a Naked juice, you’re consuming more fructose in one sitting than you should consume over the course of a few days. Besides both being green and both being sugar water, Naked and Mountain Dew are both products of PepsiCo. That’s right, Naked is made by Pepsi. Does that scream quality and health? Hardly. For these reasons, eating the actual fruit is always better and healthier than drinking only the juice. Source: http://rebootedbody.com/naked-juice/

  4. Protein Bars

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    Read. The. Label. Too many protein bars are just processed bricks of artificial ingredients and fillers. Most of them end up being not much more than a candy bar with protein sprinkled in it. You do not want to grab these as snacks, and if it has over 200 calories and more than 8 grams of sugar, leave it on the shelf! Swap it for: If you're looking for a protein boost try beans in a meal, damage, or humus and vegetables for a snack. These options will have protein from the source instead of being added on to a candy bar, like many protein bars end up being. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jennifercohen/2012/07/25/14-healthy-foods-that-are-actually-bad-for-you/2/#3eb1bee7c3e0

  5. Cheese

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    Cheese is incredibly nutritious, and a single slice of it contains about the same nutrients as an entire cup of milk. It is also one of the most delicious foods you can eat. Source: https://authoritynutrition.com/50-super-healthy-foods/

  6. Wheat Bread

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    You can add wheat to literally any carbohydrate and label it as a wheat product. These days, you can get Whole Wheat Lucky Charms - do you really think that makes them healthy? If it isn't 100% whole wheat, bread can contain enriched flour, which gives you a sugar spike and crash without any nutritional value. Basically, enriched flour means nutrients are stripped from the bread. Swap it for: Fiber-rich breads that are 100% whole wheat. Other breads like multigrain and sprouted are good options too, as long as those are the first ingredients on the package. Better yet, if you want to cut 200 calories, try wrapping your sandwiches with romaine lettuce. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jennifercohen/2012/07/25/14-healthy-foods-that-are-actually-bad-for-you/#44e4b6db5b15

  7. Reduced Fat Peanut Butter

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    One of the biggest benefits of peanuts is that they're full of monounsaturated fats, aka good fats. Take that out of the peanut butter and what do you have left? Tons of sugar and the same amount of (now empty) calories. Typically whenever you see reduced fat in any product, it means that the fat was replaced with sugar or salt. Swap it for: Just stick to the real thing and have less of it. Get natural peanut butter with no added sugar. It's the best way to go for nutrition, and just a little bit will help fill you up. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jennifercohen/2012/07/25/14-healthy-foods-that-are-actually-bad-for-you/#44e4b6db5b15

  8. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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    Extra virgin olive oil is the healthiest fat on earth. It contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, and is very high in antioxidants with powerful health benefits. All within moderation! Small servings go a long way. Source: https://authoritynutrition.com/50-super-healthy-foods/

  9. Dried Fruit

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    Sure, it's got fiber. It also has tons of added sugar and sulfur to keep it preserved longer. YUM! Since the fruit is dried, it has at least 3 times more calories per volume than its fresh counterpart. A bag of banana chips has three times as many calories as a banana and 20% more fat. Swap it for: Fresh is ALWAYS best with fruit! It will keep you feeling full longer, and you get all the nutrients that weren't sucked out in the drying process. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jennifercohen/2012/07/25/14-healthy-foods-that-are-actually-bad-for-you/#44e4b6db5b15

  10. Dark Chocolate

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    Not only is dark chocolate the most delicious food on this list, but it may also be the healthiest. Dark chocolate is loaded with fiber and magnesium, and is one of the most powerful sources of antioxidants in existence (20). Source: https://authoritynutrition.com/50-super-healthy-foods/

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Nearly there, but you could probably still learn a bit!!! Keep it up!
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You ALMOST killed it. Don't forget to read the labels!!
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