There are certain foods that should be eaten in moderation, some with caution, and others should not be eaten at all. They may sound appealing because they are tasty or low in fat, but that doesn’t mean that they are good for you.
It’s important to be aware that just because a product claims that it is healthy, doesn’t mean that it actually is. Food packaging and labels can be misleading. For instance, fruit juice isn’t always as fresh and natural as it may seem. It may even contain more sugar and calories than a sugary soft drink. According to Authority Nutrition, “fruit juice contains some nutrients, but less compared to many plant foods. It contains no fiber and is just as high in sugar and calories as most sugar-sweetened beverages.”
There are also some obvious foods, such as those that contain trans fats, that you should stay away from. “They can increase your “bad” LDL cholesterol, lower your “good” HDL cholesterol, and raise your chance of heart disease,” Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition in Jersey City, NJ, says.