After all these years of eating these foods, I found myself being fooled until I really look into the nutrition labels and do some diggings on the web. Here are the 7 foods we probably thought were healthier and can not live without, however, they have been a scam in the marketing world.
Cereal — high in sugar, low in protein
We have been eating cereal for breakfast for a long history. However, a bowl of the high-sugar, low-protein carbs are marketed to be the “balanced breakfast.” But many studies suggest that such combination of diet can increase hunger pangs and mood swings and leave you with low energy throughout the day.
Milk — good source of calcium, but not any better than water with additives
When talking about cereal, we have to mention it’s best friend, milk. You might think you need to drink milk — especially as a kid — to get the calcium you need to build and maintain strong bones. And while you drink milk each and every day, have you check where and how the cows were raised and fed? The composition of milk we drink nowadays versus those in the past has drop significantly due to the change of grass-fed to mass production in a small tiny milk factory. Not the mention the manufacturers try to add Vitamin A and Calcium into the milk to compensate the loss, the drop in omega-3 and multi-vitamins have made the consumer to find other alternatives like soy milk and almond milk. Plus, unless you’re drinking low-fat or skim, it’s very high in fat and fairly high in sugar too.
Ground beef — great source of protein, but high in fat and UNknown source
Fruit smoothies/Juices — good source of vitamins, but high in sugar and calories and almost no protein
Just because they pack lots of fruit, smoothies and juices aren’t necessarily healthy. Most, in fact, are incredibly high in sugar and calories. Try to imagine, in order to make a 8 oz of apple juice, as many as 5 apples are needed. So you are literally drinking 5 apples at the same time consuming 28g of sugar. In reality, juicing fruits removes all of their fiber, the key ingredient that keeps you feeling full and satisfied until your next meal.
Sports drinks — an unnecessary, expensive alternative to water and a snack
We’ve been wrongly convinced by the commercial that we need to refuel ourselves with sugar water and electrolytes after the gym. In reality, exercise scientists recommend drinking water and eating or drinking 20 grams of protein. H2O will always be the gold standard when it comes to hydration—and real food is the best place to get your nutrition, not mixes or bottles.
Bottled water — entirely unnecessary
Coconut water — great source of potassium, but not worth the hype
Coconut water was all the rage this summer. It’s now a $400 million industry dominated by three main companies. But at anywhere from $2-to-$4-a-serving, is this beverage really a panacea for everything from post-workout dehydration to cancer?
Not surprisingly, the answer is simply no. Health benefits of coconut water are just as simple as it looks, which does not worth the money at all.
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Source : http://www.businessinsider.com/products-you-thought-were-healthier-than-they-are-2016-2