It is more than disappointing to discover that some of the “healthy” foods we buy are really bad for us. No one likes to spin their wheels; And yet, many of us are spending the time and money that cost us so much to earn by making healthy food choices that lead us nowhere.
This is a mistake that none of us wants to make, so it is important to familiarize yourself with common junk foods disguised as healthy foods.
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Here are five important ones to know:
Granola has long been marketed as a healthy food. And at first glance, it seems legitimate. (It’s made with oatmeal, dried fruits and nuts, right?)
Unfortunately, research has also shown that oatmeal commonly contains unhealthy levels of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, which has been added to the list of California chemicals that the state knows causes cancer. And with the combination of dried fruits and additional sources of sugar such as honey, maple syrup and coconut sugar, granola can be a sugar bomb.
But not all is bad news. If you stick to organic products that have no added sugar or make your own granola easy at home!