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50 "Healthy" Foods That Aren't

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Meagan Morris & Sarah Crow of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 51: With all the food trends and conflicting nutrition information out there, it’s difficult to tell which foods are actually healthy for you—and which ones are nothing more than a marketing gimmick. The bittersweet truth is that many health foods pack just as much sugar, fat, and calories, as their counterparts. They might also be littered with preservatives, food additives, and other ingredients that might be damaging to your health.You do your best to do right by your body by making healthy food choices every day. Unfortunately, a number of “health” foods you may go out of your way to eat don’t deserve their stripes. What’s worse, thanks to talented and tricky food marketers, unless you’re a trained professional, it’s really hard to tell when you’re being duped. All of those “sweetened with agave” and “added fiber” labels can confuse even the smartest shoppers. That’s why we’ve consulted some of the nation’s top diet experts come up with a list of “healthy” foods you shouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole. Scroll through to get in the know. And then reconsider these 50 Fast Food ‘Facts’ That Are Actually False.

50 "Healthy" Foods That Aren't

With all the food trends and conflicting nutrition information out there, it’s difficult to tell which foods are actually healthy for you—and which ones are nothing more than a marketing gimmick. The bittersweet truth is that many health foods pack just as much sugar, fat, and calories, as their counterparts. They might also be littered with preservatives, food additives, and other ingredients that might be damaging to your health.

You do your best to do right by your body by making healthy food choices every day. Unfortunately, a number of “health” foods you may go out of your way to eat don’t deserve their stripes. What’s worse, thanks to talented and tricky food marketers, unless you’re a trained professional, it’s really hard to tell when you’re being duped. All of those “sweetened with agave” and “added fiber” labels can confuse even the smartest shoppers. That’s why we’ve consulted some of the nation’s top diet experts come up with a list of “healthy” foods you shouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole. Scroll through to get in the know. And then reconsider these 50 Fast Food ‘Facts’ That Are Actually False.

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