Food You Thought Was Healthy but Isn’t

Marketing departments for food manufacturers can be quite creative. They market their products or recipes as healthy, but it’s not until you get into the nitty-gritty of those ingredients do you realise that the product is not as healthy as you might have thought.

So, if you’re trying to make healthier food choices, such as drinking less wine or eating fresh produce, then read on. Here are some foods that you may think are healthy, but aren’t as good as you thought.

Multi-Grain Bread

It’s true that multi-grain bread is probably a better option than plain white, but that doesn’t mean it’s the healthiest option available. In fact, it probably looks healthier than it actually is.

Many multi-grain bread varieties contain unbleached, enriched wheat flour. The enriched process can mean the manufacturer has removed nutrients from the grains during processing, then added them at the end.

Instead, opt for whole wheat or dark rye varieties, which tend to have less processing and more nutrients than their white counterparts.

Reduced-Fat Peanut Butter

You might think you’re doing your body a favour by purchasing reduced-fat peanut butter over its full-fat counterpart. Marketing companies are well and truly making their money in this respect. While you may see a reduction in fat, that’s not to say they haven’t made use of fillers and sugar to avoid losing flavour and substance.


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