10 Surprising Foods That Aren't As Healthy As You Think

Granola: While often perceived as a health food due to its whole grains and nuts, many store-bought granolas are high in added sugars and unhealthy fats

Flavored yogurt: Flavored yogurts can contain high amounts of added sugars, canceling out the health benefits of the probiotics and protein found in yogurt.

Commercial smoothies: Store-bought smoothies often contain added sugars, syrups, and fruit juices, resulting in high calorie and sugar content.

Salad dressings: Many salad dressings, especially creamy varieties, are loaded with unhealthy fats, sugars, and additives, turning a healthy salad into a high-calorie.

Trail mix: While nuts and dried fruits are nutritious, many trail mixes contain added sugars, candy pieces, and salty snacks.

Veggie chips: Despite being made from vegetables, many veggie chips are still deep-fried and coated with unhealthy oils and additives.

Pre-packaged smoothie bowls: Similar to commercial smoothies, pre-packaged smoothie bowls often contain high amounts of added sugars and artificial ingredients.

Energy bars: While marketed as a quick and healthy snack option, many energy bars are high in added sugars, artificial ingredients, and unhealthy fats.

Reduced-fat peanut butter: Reduced-fat peanut butter often compensates for the lost fat with added sugars and artificial ingredients, making it less nutritious than regular peanut butter.

Packaged veggie burgers: While veggie burgers can be a healthy alternative to meat, many packaged varieties contain high amounts of sodium.

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