6 "Heath" Foods to Watch


Has there ever been a term harder to define than healthy food? Just when we think that we have a good list of healthy foods, new information comes out telling us to be cautious. Here are what the experts are warning us about these 6 “healthy foods”

Reduced-Fat Peanut Butter: No fat sometimes means artificial sweeteners. Be wary of the added ingredients, for they could make the difference between Reduced Fat and Regular Peanut Butter as little as .5 grams of fat and 10 calories.

Frozen Yogurt: Different brands don’t have the same amount of probiotic bacteria that is healthy for us and in self serve shops, its really easy to overdo it and pile on fatty calorific toppings.

High-Fiber and Whole Grain Cereal: A good idea, but unless they come from a health food store, they may be loaded down with added sweeteners and caramel color. And, surprise, not all whole grains are actually whole…

Low-Fat Yogurt: It starts off fine, but most flavors have high-fructose corn syrup, artificial flavoring, and added color that pack on calories. Avoid the fruity flavors and stick to plain.

Gluten-Free Foods: Unless you have an allergy, these are really just a fad in the health food world. They often come with extra sugar, saturated fats, and preservatives that make them no different than other foods.

Processed Soy Products: It’s processed, which removes healthy carbs, fat, and fiber. These products are also linked to hormone imbalances.