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12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying—and 17 You Should Eat More

Health.com Logo By Jenn Sinrich of Health.com | Slide 1 of 30: <p>If you're eating a mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, then you're probably pretty far ahead of the <a href="http://www.health.com/nutrition">nutrition</a> curve. But even if you're hitting your five-a-day, steering clear of the junk food aisle, and are at a healthy weight, there's still a chance you're making mistakes with your food choices without even realizing it. Not all foods are created equal—even the healthy ones—and you might not be getting as many vitamins and nutrients as you believe. In fact, you may inadvertently be loading your body with<a href="http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20809521,00.html"> excess sugar</a> and <a href="http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20365078,00.html">sodium</a>. We asked top nutrition experts to identify the best and worst foods in every category—veggies, fruits, legumes, grains, proteins, dairy, and fats—so you can close the gaps on your nutritional needs. </p>

Are you eating as healthy as you think you are?

If you're eating a mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, then you're probably pretty far ahead of the nutrition curve. But even if you're hitting your five-a-day, steering clear of the junk food aisle, and are at a healthy weight, there's still a chance you're making mistakes with your food choices without even realizing it. Not all foods are created equal—even the healthy ones—and you might not be getting as many vitamins and nutrients as you believe. In fact, you may inadvertently be loading your body with excess sugar and sodium. We asked top nutrition experts to identify the best and worst foods in every category—veggies, fruits, legumes, grains, proteins, dairy, and fats—so you can close the gaps on your nutritional needs.

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