10 Foods to Cross Off Your Healthy List
Fat-free foods, smoothies, and wheat bread are all supposed to be items that should be incorporated into your diet. Right? Not according to some health experts, who instead say these foods should be added to your unhealthy list. Curious about which ones you should try to avoid? Here’s a list of ten health foods that actually aren’t healthy.
1. Multigrain and wheat bread
According to Cooking Light, “terms like multi-grain, 7-grain, and wheat sound healthy, but they may not actually contain heart-healthy whole grains. Many breads labeled ‘multi-grain’ and ‘wheat’ are typically made with refined grains, so you’re not getting the full nutritional benefit of the whole grain.” There are some wheat breads out there that contain whole grains — look for those. Make sure to read the nutrition labels. If you spot a refined flour as the first flour ingredient (look for bleached or unbleached enriched wheat flour), you’re not getting 100 percent whole-grain bread.
2. Premade smoothies
The idea of a smoothie sounds great. It’s supposed to give you a huge serving of both fruits and vegetables all in a great-tasting drink. But smoothies can actually have anywhere from 650 to 1,000 calories, and often can have simple sugars and syrups added in as well, according to Doctor Oz.