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Are these food products actually healthy?

Thu, Sep. 28, 2017
CAIRO – 28 September 2017: Most food products seem healthy when they are being eaten by happy people in commercials. But are these products really healthy for you? Here are 5 products that are not as healthy as you think.

Granola bars: when it comes to granola, it seems like a healthy, delicious crunchy option that is full of antioxidants. The problem is, according to foodnetwork.com, these antioxidants come from vitamin E, which is not as healthy as the antioxidants available in vegetables and fruits. Also, a lot of granola product use sugar, food dye, and trans fats from oils. So, to be safe, make sure the list of ingredients on the back of your granola bar is short and mostly natural ingredients, such as nuts and fruits.

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Greek yogurt: it seems like a great healthy choice on diet shelves in stores; but, unless it is low-fat or fat-free milk, you are probably better off without it, as the whole milk version of it is around 75 percent of what your body needs of saturated fats per day, according to foodnetwork.com.

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Fat-free salad dressing: even though this product’s name is quite reassuring, it is not actually healthy and maybe even does more harm than use. According to foodnetwork.com, what this product gives up in fats it gains in adding more sugar and flavors, which will not help with your diet. Make sure to check the ingredients before you buy any type of fat-free salad dressing.

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Veggie chips: unlike what you would think, most veggie chips products are not actually made of healthy ingredients, according to prevention.com; they are made of corn flower and potato starch instead, with a touch of veggie powders.

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Rice cakes: while quite low on calories and fats, they are not the healthiest choice ever. Rice cakes are not nutritious, as many of them include a very low amount of fiber and protein and earn their glamour through artificial sweeteners and colors.

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