Since the advent of the refined food system, the label “healthy” has lost its meaning.
While these products are touted to be healthy, they are actually not, and have dubious nutrient value charts that are mostly misleading.
Moreover, sometimes some of the most nutritious foods are processed in such a way that they lose their nutrient and end up doing nothing for your body.
Here are 5 foods that are considered healthy but are actually NOT.
1. Protein/Energy Bars
They may be marketed as healthy snacks but are rich in processed sugars and preservatives.
Some of the protein bars and energy bars contain more calories than a bar of chocolate.
2. Processed Foods that are ‘Low-Fat’ and ‘Fat-Free’
What is the point of low-fat and fat-free foods if they are processed?
Usually, products that have their fat content removed compensate for the taste by adding excessive sugar and salt.
3. Salad Dressings
To enhance the taste of green leafy veggies, people opt for salad dressing that is again rich is processed sugar, salt, saturated fats and other condiments.
In fact, these kinds of salad dressing make your meal less nutritious.
4. Processed Organic Foods
The term “organic” has become a cloak of credibility for processed food manufacturers to increase their sales.
Not all foods that are called organic are free from preservatives and chemicals.
5. Flavoured/Masala Oats
If you think you are doing your body favour by having masala oats for breakfast, you cannot be more wrong.
Flavoured/masala oats actually contain loads of processed sugar, salt and preservatives, even more than what your body requires.
You better opt for plain oatmeal and have it without any added sugar or sugar-like components.