There’s nothing worse than realising that kale salad was actually just a taco chip in disguise.
Whenever anyone makes the effort to try a healthier eating regime they often have to do the dreaded ‘healthy’ food shop.
With countless brands promoting thousands of products as they healthiest to hit the shelves it can be hard to know what to choose. Luckily for you, a number of dieticians have weighed on which so called ‘health foods’ that you’re better off avoiding.
Some people, and some celebs, will swear by juice cleanses claiming the detox is the best way to reinvigorate their entire body, however: "there is really no such physiological phenomenon as a 'cleanse,' " says registered dietitian Mindy Haar, Ph.D., the director of program development at the New York Institute of Technology in New York City.
Gluten- free snacks
Unless you are an actual sufferer of celiac disease, then it’s best to steer clear. Registered dietician Emily Hein told ELLE magazine, much of these have the same amount of calories and higher sugar content than your usual snack options.
Sugar-free salad dressing
The experts says that when food makers remove sugar from food they add other ingredients that will be broken down by your body into sugar when you digest them. So best to avoid those too then.
While they could possibly be better for you than ordinary fizzy drinks, Lori Welstead a registered dietician at the University of Chicago Medicine says “they contribute nothing beneficial to your diet and may contain artificial chemicals suspected to increase food cravings.”
Vegetable based crisps
Apparently we’re all just kidding ourselves with this one. Avoiding the potato based kind is generally a fruitless endeavour because many other ‘veggie’ crisps are made with the same ingredients as the usual kind. You can’t blame us for trying though, right?