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Jul 20, 2013

Do You Know Which Food Is Healthier?

The answers may surprise you.

As a point of reference, BuzzFeed's definition of "healthy" when comparing two foods refers to fewer calories, additives, grams of fat, or grams of sugar per serving size.

  1. 1. Which bacon is healthier?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Pork bacon is healthier!

    Both contain the same amount of calories, but turkey bacon has a higher sodium content than regular bacon, and it also includes much more additives.

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  2. 2. Which yogurt is healthier?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Plain yogurt is healthier!

    Though light yogurts typically contain fewer calories than plain yogurts, they are filled with more artificial sweeteners, which ultimately makes them less healthy.

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  3. 3. Which bread is healthier?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Whole grain bread is healthier!

    Multi Grain just means that there’s more than one grain, not that it’s refined. As a result, whole grain breads contain more fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

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  4. 4. Which peanut butter is healthier?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Jif Creamy Peanut Butter is healthier!

    If a peanut butter claims to be “reduced fat,” that means it’s also littered with unnecessary ingredients, like artificial sweeteners. As a result, "reduced fat" peanut butter has more carbs, sodium, and sugars than regular creamy peanut butter.

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  5. 5. Which fast food burger is healthier?

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    Wrong! 

    McDonald's Big Mac is healthier!

    Though neither burger is truly healthy for you, the Big Mac has nearly 200 fewer calories and almost 20 grams less fat.

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  6. 6. Which breakfast sandwich is healthier?

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    Wrong! 

    McDonald's Egg McMuffin is healthier!

    The McMuffin has half the fat of Starbucks’ breakfast sandwich, along with 160 fewer calories.

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  7. 7. Which beer is healthier?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Guinness Draught is healthier!

    A 12-ounce mug of Guinness Draught has fewer calories and carbohydrates than the traditional light beer.

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  8. 8. Which burger is healthier?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Jennie-O's turkey burger is healthier!

    Jennie-O's turkey burger is healthier on a "per-serving-size" scale. It contains no carbs and half the sodium as Morning Star's veggie burger.

    Via jennieo.com
  9. 9. Which kid's meal is healthier?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Spaghetti-O’s are healthier!

    Campbell's Spaghetti-O's have 180 calories per serving and one gram of fat versus Kraft's 410 calories and 19 grams of fat.

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  10. 10. Which Alfredo sauce is healthier?

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    Wrong! 

    Classico Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo Sauce is healthier!

    Each portion size of the Ragu sauce has twice the fat and more than double the calories than Classico's sauce.

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  11. 11. Which side is healthier?

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    Wrong! 

    Tater tots are healthier!

    Tater tots have almost half the calories and fat than French fries.

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