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Sunday, August 14, 2016

4 Worst Foods to Avoid -- And They're Supposed to be Healthy!

Healthy means good for you, right? So, why are some foods advertised as healthy, and end up being NOT good for you? Like these 4 foods...

4 "healthy" foods to avoid

Fruit juices - the word 'fruit' would suggest healthy, but you would be wrong. Why? They are full of sugar. The calcium and vitamin C advertised is usually artificial. So, read the label and find out just how much sugar is in those 'healthy' fruit juices.

Yogurt - not all yogurt is the same. The truth is that only plain yogurt is high in protein, calcium, and probiotics that are good for your gut. The rest of yogurts on the market contain sugar or, even worse, artificial sweeteners.

Milk substitutes - they are all the rage now, even among people who are not lactose intolerant. Unless the label specifically states “unsweetened,” milk substitutes are generally high in sugar, especially rice milk. Sadly, they also do not provide needed calcium.

Soy - Unless the label says "organic," soy is a GMO (genetically modified organism). What's so bad about GMOs? They are produced in a laboratory where the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans.

So, read the label! Not all "healthy" foods are, indeed, healthy.

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