Sorry to break your heart, but these are not really “healthy “ foods. Some of these are myths that marketers have created over the years and some of these is pure misunderstanding that no one bothered to clarify.
- Beginning with breakfast cereals... these usually are high on sugar; Always read labels, and remember there is a separate ingredient list on labels where those real nasty additives are listed.
- Another top of my mind is the store-bought granola. Please make your own so you know what is in it as what’s sold in the markets carry all kind of sweeteners.
- Yes, we all love Dried fruit, don’t we! But, you have to see the process to believe the large amount of sugar that gets added.
- Anything that is sold as sugar-free. Because whether they add real sugar or not but the substitutes and other ingredients already carry a lot of sugar. Even when they say they have taken fat out, then you actually get more sugar, and vice versa.
- Markets are flooded with flavored yogurts.. When the fruit is added, the sugar goes up. Better recommendation would rather be plain curd and add some fresh fruits if you like.
- Store-bought salad dressings are usually made with tons of oil, cream, mayonnaise and sugar. Make your own with balsamic vinegar (or other vinegar), honey, a touch of Dijon mustard & olive oil.
- Juice. I was shocked when I saw all the sugar in orange juice, apple juice, etc. If you think you are making a healthy choice by buying juice packs, think again.
- Store bought microwave popcorn. There is all sorts of junk in that. Instead make your own with corn canals.
- Bottled iced tea or even that fountain iced tea is full of sugar. Make your own from green tea with no sugar. And I’m a big tea drinker.
- Digestive biscuits actually any kind of biscuits are full of butter... and so not really healthy.
- If anyone offers you khus-khus salad, know this that khus-khus is actually a pasta, so it’s basically carbs; in case you were looking to cut down carbohydrates for weight loss; drop this one out of your healthy food bucket list.
I am not saying don’t buy these; just saying that you can choose wisely and if you were wondering why despite eating healthy; you were not losing weight; than hope this was helpful.