Assuming your choices are better than they actually are

From fruit juices to canned vegetable juice, breakfast noodles to seven grain bread, its easier to think your food choices are healthier than they really are. If a label says’ seven-grain bread’, it sounds pretty healthy, right? But unless that label also says ‘whole grains’, its not necessarily going to be the healthiest bread choice you could make. Likewise many folks think that eating a can of vegetable coup is as nutritious as downing a plateful of veggies- not realizing how few vegetables are inside and how much of the nutrients are lost in processing. Another common mistake: substituting fruit juices for whole fruits. Are fruit juices are healthier than soda? Yes. But they are also concentrated sources of sugar that don’t give you anywhere near the same level of nutrients you get from whole fruits. What’s more if you are trying to lose weight you won’t get the same sense of fullness from a glass of juice that you will from a piece of fruit. “Instead you will just take in a whole lot of calories and still feel hungry


Whenever possible, eat whole, fresh and unprocessed foods. Even when you eat them in smaller amounts, you are likely to get a will rounded group of nutrients. When buying packaged food, put in at least as much time into reading labels and selecting products as you do when choosing a shower gel or shampoo. Don’t just assume a product is healthy even if it’s in the health food section of the super market.

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