4 Foods You Didn’t Know Were Bad For You

Lots of people have different opinions when it comes to what foods are considered healthy. We see various nutrition and health experts constantly weighing in on the best ways we could maintain a balanced diet for a good quality of life. In fact we have been overloaded and overwhelmed with so much information that we have a hard time figuring out which one is truth and which one is crap.

Fortunately, a lot of wellness myths have been debunked lately, helping us filter through the too many available options to select the ones most healthy for us. For example, we are now aware that pre-made protein shakes and smoothies are not really as healthy as you would think they might be. Also, not all dark chocolate is good for us. And those two are just the tip of the iceberg.

The following is a list of foods that are marketed as healthy but are actually bad for you.

4. Trail Mix

You might think it is harmless to reach for a handful of trail mix before or after exercising, but what you do not know is that you are actually consuming a lot of additives that is bad for you. A lot of trail mixes are loaded with refined sugars and sodium, whether they are included in the dried fruit or chocolate bits.

The healthy option: Instead of buying one at the store, make your own trail mix using raw and healthy stuff. If you do not have time for that, then make sure that you keep an eye on the ingredient list of the trail mix you are buying. There are good option out there if you just pay attention.