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10 Health Food Imposters to Avoid

Every time you walk into a grocery store, you face a daunting task: picking the healthiest, most nutrient-packed foods to fuel your active lifestyle from thousands of choices. But colorful packaging, deceptive claims, and hidden ingredients confuse even the savviest shopper. Though they may seem like healthy options, here are 11 items that you should steer your cart away from the next time you go shopping. 

Pre-sliced packaged fruit Slicing ahead of time exposes more surface area, raising the risk for nutrient loss from oxygen exposure. And the packages are more expensive than whole fruit. 

Iceberg lettuce One of the most popular vegetables is also one of the least nutrient-dense. In general, the darker the leafy green, the bigger the nutritional bang. 

Bottled smoothies Many are sweetened with sugar or nutritionally poor juices like apple or pear. Plus, they almost always cost much more than making your own.

Yogurt-covered nuts and pretzels This fake yogurt covering is made with added sugars and unhealthy fats. 

Sweetened dried fruits Some dried fruits (e.g., cranberries) are bathed in extra sugars. Scoop unsweetened. 

Fat-free dressings “Fat is often replaced with sugars or other fillers,” says Taub-Dix, “so these dressings may contain nearly as many calories as regular versions.” Plus, you need some fat–it helps your body absorb vitamins and antioxidants.

Vegetable oils Made from GMO corn, soybean, or cottonseed, these heavily refined oils are high in inflammation-causing  acids. 

Fruit-on-the-bottom yogurts are loaded with sugars, syrups, flavorings, and artificial ingredients. 

Liquid egg whites
 lack the vital nutrients in an egg, including vitamin D and the brain-boosting compound choline. 

Vanilla soy milk is packed with added sugar. The best choices are unsweetened and fortified with calcium and vitamins.


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2 responses to “10 Health Food Imposters to Avoid

  1. Esther Springer- Beckles October 11, 2012 at 10:53 am

    i would like to go on a 21 days detox and have been trying to get you on you tube can you send me the information via e-mail
    i have being following the information recieved very relevant

    • Bruce Hampton October 11, 2012 at 11:07 am

      Hi Esther, I’m the moderator of Dr Akilah’s blog. Dr Akilah is currently in Germany so it’s not possible to contact her unless you are one of her personal clients. She devotes endless time and availability to her clients and allow her staff to handle all outside inquires.

      At the moment we don’t have any information to send you about a 21-day detox. If you are looking for a help with any health problems I would suggest that you schedule a phone consultation with Dr Akilah.

      If there is any other information that you need please feel free to ask. I’ll be moderating the blog today and tomorrow.


      Bruce Hampton

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