Many times when you decide to buckle down and start making better food choices, the first thing that comes to mind is that you want to incorporate more healthy foods into your diet. But you naturally might want to add a little something to change up the flavors a bit (we know you can’t enjoy bland chicken and plain foods day after day), so you may douse your carefully constructed salad with a creamy dressing that overall seems harmless. However, you may be unwillingly adding extra fat, sugar, and sodium to your once-healthy meal. Even if you order a salad out, there are some restaurant salads that pack in 1,000 calories or more—yes, under the seemingly “healthy” moniker, no less.
Unfortunately, there are plenty of fake “healthy” foods out there, and salad dressing is just the beginning. From your granola bar being held together with less-than-savory sweeteners, to that organic cookie that is, well, still just a cookie, there are plenty of seemingly healthy foods that are actually not that great for you and your weight-loss goals. We’re here to help you navigate these food traps by calling them out.
Here, we uncover the “healthy” foods that are anything but good for you! Instead, stock up on any of The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now.