10 Foods That Seem Healthy but Aren’t

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Granola:

While granola contains whole grains and nuts, it's often loaded with added sugars and unhealthy fats. Be mindful of portion sizes.

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Flavored Yogurt:

Flavored yogurts can be high in added sugars. Opt for plain yogurt and add your own fresh fruits for sweetness.

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Smoothies:

While they can be packed with nutrients, many smoothies are loaded with sugar from fruit juices, sweetened yogurt, or added syrups.

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Salad Dressings:

Some salad dressings are high in unhealthy fats, added sugars, and sodium. Make your own dressing with olive oil, vinegar, and herbs to control the ingredients.

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Packaged Veggie Chips:

While they may seem healthier than regular potato chips, many packaged veggie chips are still fried and high in sodium and unhealthy fats.

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Sports Drinks:

These drinks often contain added sugars and unnecessary calories. Unless you're engaging in intense physical activity, stick to water to stay hydrated.

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Dried Fruit:

While dried fruit contains vitamins and minerals, it's also concentrated in natural sugars and calories. Enjoy dried fruit in moderation.

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Processed Foods:

Many gluten-free processed foods are high in refined grains, sugars, and unhealthy fats to compensate for the lack of gluten.

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Bran Muffins:

While bran muffins may sound healthy, they can be high in sugar and unhealthy fats. Opt for homemade versions with less sugar and healthier fats.

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Veggie Burgers:

While some veggie burgers are made with wholesome ingredients like vegetables and grains, others are highly processed and loaded with unhealthy additives.

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