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8 Fake “Health” Foods to Avoid

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New Year’s resolutions bring commitments to get fit and be healthy, and that means eating better. But not all health foods are created equally—in fact, while some claim to be good for you, they could be secretly compromising your weight loss goals.

The problem is that many so-called health foods are full of the things you’ll want to avoid on your weight loss journey: stuff like sugar, fat, and carbohydrates. And far too often these foods are highly processed, meaning they contain lots of added ingredients that you may not recognize or understand. Let’s take a look at some foods you should think twice about before adding them to your weight loss diet…

1. Yogurt

Today, one of the most popular “health” foods is yogurt, particularly the kind that boasts about its “pro-biotic” qualities. The idea here, of course, is that yogurt can help in the digestive process, ensuring that food moves efficiently through the body, thereby helping you feel better and, perhaps, more capable of tackling the day.

However, many yogurts are simply laced with sugar or, even worse, high fructose corn syrup, in order to make them taste like a certain flavor. In some cases, that could mean your healthy yogurt cup contains as much sugar as a serving of pudding, bringing into serious question the yogurt cup’s claims of being a health-wise food.

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