8 Foods That Aren’t As Healthy As You Think
05
February

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /


Hey there, viewers! It’s a new year and you need to change your
diet. Not completely. We’re not that demanding of you. Just make a few tweeks. You’ll feel much better both physically
and mentally. Often times, we think that we’re eating
healthy, when really our food choices are anything but. Let’s take a look at 8 Foods That Aren’t
As Healthy As You Think. From dried fruit, to granola, to canned fruit
and vegetables? There is a wide range of deceiving meals out
there! Granola We’re kicking off our list with one that
will surprise many of you. Granola has long been considered a breakfast
staple. And while it’s fiber content can fill you
up, it is often packed with calories and sugar. Several of the oils and butters added to granola
in order bind the ingredients and create flavour only end up increasing its level of sugar. Just a half cup of Kellogs Low-Fat Granola
can contain 14 grams. Keep in mind, you are suggested to have no
more than 50 grams of sugar per day. Eating this much in the morning is not a good
start to any day. Not to mention this brand of granola holds
over 40 grams of carbohydrates. Yes, granola can reduce blood pressure and
cholesterol all while cleaning your gut. But eating it on the regular can cause you
to gain weight. It can also aid the development of Type 2
Diabetes and heart disease. Fruit Juice How many of you remember opening up your lunch
bag in kindergarten and downing a cool, refreshing juice box. The memories, right? Well I hate to break it to you, but fruit
juice isn’t as good for you as you think it is. When health is on your mind, any product with
the word “fruit” in it sounds pleasant. You shouldn’t fall for this. Fruit juice is a massive source of sugar. If your brand says 100% fruit juice on the
container, chances are that’s not accurate. A 12 ounce glass of orange juice contains
around 30 grams of sugar. Apple juice… 35. There’s a reason your kindergarten teacher
couldn’t get you to sit down after lunch time. A study from 2019 revealed that many of your
favourite fruit juice brands contain elevated levels of lead. Over time, children that are exposed to this
can develop neurological disorders. Children under a year of age are already recommended
not to drink fruit juice. Dried Fruits I hope we’re not spoiling fruit in general
for you. Many people love dried fruits for their micronutrients,
antioxidants and fiber. That and they’re just plain delicious. Apricots, pineapple, papaya, raisins…The
choices are endless. But there’s certain things you need to know
about this snack. Not only are they a source for high calories
and sugar, certain dried fruits are also contaminated. Let’s talk for a second about sulfites. This is a compound containing sulfite ion. The salts found in sulfite are used frequently
in various products. With dried fruits, it helps preservation and
stops discolouration. This is especially the case with apricots
and raisins. The problem is that if you are allergic to
sulfites, eating dried fruit can invite rashes, asthma attacks and stomach aches. If you want to avoid sulfites, but still want
to experience the tasty greatness of dried fruits, it is best to choose ones that carry
a grayish tint. You must also be careful of how you are storing
your dried fruits, as some may become contaminated with toxins and fungi. In 2015, a study was conducted where researchers
bought 50 dried fruit samples to test them for fungal contamination. The highest amount of which was discovered
on raisins. Cereal Similar to our fruit discussion, we are not
trying to destroy your favourite breakfast items here. While some mindlessly eat cereal in order
to fill themselves up for the day, others only eat certain types for benefits like high
fiber and protein. The truth is, cereal in general is loaded
with sugar. If you begin your day with a bowl, your insulin
and blood sugar levels can skyrocket. As the day moves on, your blood sugar level
will gradually dip, leaving your brain in an uncomfortable state. As a result, your body will crave more sugar. If you’re not careful, this can lead to
weight gain. Studies have indicated that a high cereal
diet may contribute to cardiovascular issues and other chronic diseases. Are you learning from this list so far? Let’s move on to a pick that may break your
heart. But before we continue, are you concerned
about the overall state of your health? Perhaps you’d like our new video discussing
what eating an apple everyday does to your body! Are you looking to get in shape? Click on our clip on Ways To Lose Weight With
The Fruit and Protein Diet. Now let’s continue our list of 8 Foods That
Aren’t As Healthy As You Think. Hummus Listen up hipsters! The next time you throw a party, keep this
in mind. Hummus isn’t the friend you think it is. I mean, it does contain a boat load of nutrients,
aiding in weight loss and helping fight inflammation as well as bad gut bacteria. But hummus does have some downsides. You need to be careful with where you are
buying it, and ask the right questions. If purchased from the wrong store, hummus
can contain plenty of salt and fat. A single cup of hummus contains an average
of 932 grams of sodium. This is around 38% of your daily intake. An experiment done in 2016 showed that certain
containers of hummus carried more salt than four bags of chips all together. The lesson here is to watch the sodium. Yogurt Many of us go to yogurt when we are on a diet. The truth is that yogurt often disguises itself
as healthy, when it is really hurting our bodies. Some yogurts carry plenty of nutrients, aiding
in bone and gut health as well as digestion. Others have an increased level of sugar and
unnatural sweeteners. In a British study from 2017, researchers
went to supermarkets where they examined the sugar content of various yogurt brands. They found that some organic brands contained
the highest amount of sugar out of yogurts sold. 55% percent of “low-fat” products contained
between 10 and 20 grams of sugar. When buying yogurt, try and purchase a brand
that contains less than 15 g. You also need to watch for artificial flavouring
and modified starch. When picking out the right yogurt at the grocery
store, it’s suggested you search for one low in sugar and high in protein. Diet Drinks “Don’t drink that diet-coke! It’s worse than regular”. While this debate has raged on for many years,
one thing is for sure… Diet drinks are not all they’re cracked
up to be. If you are looking to cut down on calories
and shed some weight, you may have resorted to a diet drink from time to time. But the reality is that diet drinks just aren’t
nutritious. Diet Coke contains no calories and 40 mg of
sodium. There is also zero protein, fat or carbs. Diet soda has also been linked to diabetes
and heart disease, and this is due to the artificial sweetener. Several studies have revealed that drinking
a single artificially sweetened drink per day can increase your risk of Type-2 diabetes
by 8 – 13%. On the heart disease front, a 2016 study showed
that one artificially sweetened beverage per day could up your blood pressure by 9%. Another linked it to a possible stroke. Diet soda’s phosphorus content may also
do damage to the kidneys. Some research has suggested that the phosphorus
dumps too much acid into the kidney region, which can lead to chronic kidney disease. Starched Vegetables Is this one really that much of a surprise? This group of vegetables includes potatoes,
lentils, beans, chickpeas and butternut squash. Starched vegetables are just as rich in nutrients
as regular veggies. But they are much higher in calories and carbohydrates. I mean starch…Would you expect anything
more? Starchy vegetables contain around 3 – 6 times
more calories than the regular kinds. They average 60 – 140 calories per half cup. As for carbs, every half cup of starchy vegetables
contains around 11-23 grams. If you suffer from diabetes, avoid eating
this kind of veggie. So be cautious the next time you are cooking
potatoes. If you’re that desperate for chickpeas,
go for a healthier kind of hummus… Are you eating any of these foods? Would you consider cutting down on any after
watching this video? Let us know in the comment below. We would love to hear from you!


33 thoughts on “8 Foods That Aren’t As Healthy As You Think

  1. WATCH 🎥: 22 Foods You Can Eat A Lot Of And Still Not Gain Weight – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqM_A99edaQ&list=PL_fl96m7OLQWTg82q3ImUs2xVqdBNsjwL&index=7

  2. Are you eating any of these foods? Would you consider cutting down on any after watching this video? If you enjoyed this video, please give it a like and share it with your friends! 🙂

  3. I personally think every food has its advantages and disadvantages hence we only have to eat all in right proportions

  4. 1- i don’t eat granola
    2- i drink only freshly squeezed fruit juice
    3- i don’t eat dried fruits
    4- i don’t like cereals
    5- i eat homemade hummus
    6-yoghurt is my favorite so i make it myself
    7-i quit every-kind of sodas 7 years ago
    8- starched vegetables are good in small quantites

  5. NNONO!!! I AM SICK AND TIRED OF LISTENING TO WHATS GOO AND NO GOOD AT ONE POINT YR TELLING ME EAT POTATO, EGGS, CHEEK PEES EGGPLANTS TOMATOES AND SO ON NEXT YOU TEL ME … EVERITHING IN MODERATE. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN EATING THEY DIDNT DY FOR EATING ALL THAT STUFF YR TALKING ABOUT TRUE SOME GET SICK BUT YR EXAGERATING THERE IS A VERY SMALL PORTION OF THE TOTAL THAT WE EAT. I HAVE DEPRIVED MYSELF FROM SO MANY OF YR PRESENTATION DURING MY LIFE SPAN! BUT NOW THAT I AM VERY OLD I DECIDED TO INDULGE. THANK GOODNESS I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN EATIN WITHOUT COUNTING👍👍👍❤🇨🇦🇱🇷✌✌✌😁

  6. If your not kver weight or dont have diabetes , you can these in moderation, along as its not its not majority of your meal

  7. Always buy organic nutrient-dense foods with low or no sugar, stay away from anything with a TV or radio ad promoting it. Like Honeynut Cherrios or Kelloggs Raisin Bran, "oh look, these are super healthy" No, they're loaded with sugar, GMOs, and synthetic flavor enhancers. They're garbage

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