7 Health Foods That Aren’t Actually Healthy

There’s a common misconception that eating healthy foods will keep you healthy and away from sickness, however, this is not true, With all of the confusion surrounding labeling and advertising, buzzwords like “sugar-free,” “all-natural” and even “organic” can be really confusing and can trick people into eating something that they should not, we have created a list for you guys, so that you are more careful the next time you eat these so-called health foods:-

Fruit Juice

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According to studies, fruit juice is just as dangerous as soda, or nearly as bad. This is because, when you’re consuming the juice you consume large amounts of fruits in literally seconds or a few minutes at the most. Compare this to how long it would take to eat that same fruit, and you can quickly see how eating fruit in its whole form is best. Fruit juice is so dangerous because of the fructose factor present in them, our bodies aren’t designed to deal with that type of fructose overload. While glucose serves as a fuel for our body, fructose is processed almost exclusively in the liver, where it’s converted to fat.             

Microwave popcorn

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Microwave popcorn is full of questionable ingredients, it is just not worth the convenience. The main problem is with the microwavable bags which are coated with nonstick perfluorochemicals like perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), these chemicals are linked to cancer. Another major concern is diacetyl. This fake butter flavoring compound actually causes serious lung disease when consumed in large quantities.

Fat-free and low-fat milk

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Fat-free milk does not provide you with any added benefits, Research has been done for over 18,000 women and they found the ones who consumed more full-fat dairy were 8 percent less likely to be overweight or obese compared to the low-fat dairy group. This is because eating full-fat dairy helps people feel fuller longer. Apart from that, low-fat and fat-free dairy products are often loaded with added sugar, which increases the risk factor for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer.

Artificial Sweeteners

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People generally think that artificial sweeteners are safer than normal. Unfortunately, many doctors recommend them because they are supposedly safe for diabetics because they are low on the glycemic index. But, new research has shown that artificial sweeteners cause a disturbance in gut flora and can actually cause diabetes. Adding insult to injury, sugar substitutes have been clinically linked with many diseases including brain tumor, breast cancer, and seizures.

Instant Oatmeal

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Flavored instant oatmeal is usually high in added sugar and sodium , your priority should be looking for oatmeal that has the first ingredient as ‘oats, it should contain less than six grams of sugar, and less than 140 milligrams of sodium per serving Or, choose plain oats and flavor it using your own cinnamon, nutmeg, and fresh fruit.

Diet Sodas

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Sugar substitutes that are used in diet sodas can cause bloating and gas, and some research has even found that drinking diet sodas might promote overeating and lead to weight gain, as well as increase your risk of osteoporosis and possibly even type 2 diabetes. So diet sodas are not really safe for you.

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Yogurt is an easy way to get more good-for-your-gut probiotic bacteria along with calcium, protein, and vitamin D. But you should stay away from flavored varieties because many are packed with so much sugar that it is unhealthy. Also, artificially sweetened light yogurts can cause bloating and gas. Instead, add your own flavor to plain yogurt by mixing in cinnamon, vanilla extract, or fresh berries

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