10 'Healthy' Or 'Diet' Foods You Should Probably Stop Eating

Foods: Many low-fat or fat-free foods are heavily processed and may contain added sugars, preservatives, and artificial ingredients to compensate for the lack of fat.

Diet Soda: Diet sodas are often marketed as calorie-free alternatives to regular soda, but they contain artificial sweeteners.

Granola Bars: Many granola bars are loaded with added sugars, unhealthy fats, and artificial ingredients. Look for bars with minimal ingredients.

Rice Cakes: Rice cakes are low in calories but lack nutrients and can spike blood sugar levels. Choose whole grain crackers or slices of whole grain.

Dried Fruit: Dried fruit may seem like a healthy snack, but it's often concentrated in sugar and calories compared to fresh fruit.

Processed Foods: Gluten-free processed foods like bread, pasta, and baked goods may be higher in unhealthy fats, sugars, and additives to mimic the texture and taste of gluten.

Toast with Avocado: Top whole grain toast with mashed avocado, sliced tomatoes, and a sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper.

Veggie Chips: Veggie chips are often made from potato flour or other starches and may contain added sugars, unhealthy fats, and artificial flavors and colors.

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl: Cook quinoa according to package instructions and top it with Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.

Salad Dressings: Low-calorie salad dressings may contain artificial ingredients, preservatives, and added sugars to mimic the taste of traditional dressings.

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