10 Unhealthy Foods Disguised As Health Foods
It seems like our grocery stores and supermarket shelves are filled with healthy foods but when you look closer they’re just junk foods masquerading as a healthy snack. The post 10 Unhealthy Foods Disguised As Health Foods appeared first on Her Beauty.
We thought we were done with diet culture. It seemed like we’re slowly but surely moving away from crash diets and towards healthy eating and lifestyle changes and overall fitness. But the diet culture just won’t let go. It seems like our grocery stores and supermarket shelves are filled with healthy foods but when you look closer they’re just junk foods masquerading as a healthy snack. Let’s take a look at some of these unhealthy foods disguised as healthy.
1. Frozen Yogurt
Frozen yogurt is very misleading. It’s like they said in The Good Place. It’s so human, we ruined something just a little so we can have a lot more. It sounds like it’s better than ice-cream, and it doesn’t taste as good as ice-cream, but it still has lots of sugar in it, and because of the fake “healthy” label you will have way more. At that point, you might as well just have a small serving of actual ice-cream to satisfy your craving.
2. Dried Fruit
Dried fruit is kind of pointless when it comes to health. It’s been dried, so it shrunk in size and now you can have way more of it than you would of fresh fruit, and that just means you’re consuming more sugar than you usually would. Cause you can eat a cup of grapes, which will be like what, maybe 10 grapes. You can also easily eat a cup of raisins, but that quadruples the calories and a lot more sugar now. Dried fruit is just preserved, but it’s always better to have fresh.
3. Sports Drinks
Sports drinks are weird, they’re advertised as a great source of hydration for athletes, but they’re mostly bought by teens who don’t even work out. They’re supposed to contain electro light to help more efficiently hydrate those who are exercising heavily and losing a bunch of water. If you’re an athlete running a marathon it’s a good idea, but if you’re a regular person who does 30 minutes of light jogging – skip it. They’re essentially slightly less sugary soda.
4. Vegan Junk Foods
There’s this myth that if something is labeled as vegan it means it’s healthy, but that’s not the case. All it means is that it doesn’t contain any animal-derived ingredients, it’s not inherently healthy. Vegan chocolate is still chocolate, it’s still full of sugar. Vegan burgers are still greasy burgers, except they’re full of vegetable oils instead of animal fats. Basically, junk food is still junk food and isn’t healthy, even if it’s vegan.