A lot of us are ignorant about some foods that seem harmless but actually do not provide us any nutrition.
- Fruit juice
It always better to eat the fruit rather than whipping it up in the blender. By whipping it up you lose out on all that fiber. And steer clear of packaged fruit or vegetable juices. They are loaded with sugar and preservatives. Unless you have no issues with downing tons of calories avoid fruit juice and opt to each fresh fruits instead.
It might seem harmless to add a sachet of creamer to your tea or coffee. What most of us don’t know is that creamers are the most concentrated source of calories. Try adding milk to your tea or coffee, which is a healthier option as compared to cream.
- Salad dressing
It is good to eat salad and dressing your salad can be pretty harmless if you’re making the dressing at home. Do not buy the ready to use packaged salad dressings. They are loaded with sugar and salt and not to mention lots of calories. Unsaturated fats are required to absorb all that vegetables but make sure you are adding the right unsaturated fats to your salad. Drizzle on some olive or sesame oil that are rich sources of unsaturated fats and taste great.
All of tend to use margarine as a substitute to real butter. No doubt margarine has lesser calories as compared to butter but it is made of chemicals or hydrogenated oils that are bad for your health in the long run. Instead choose to use butter but limit the quantity and go in for the less salted versions.
- Processed meats
Processed meats are not good for your health. You might even be opting for the lean turkey processed meat and still it will be unhealthy. Processed foods contain a lot of chemicals, sodium and other preservatives. If you are looking to lose weight that please ensure that you ditch this meat completely from your diet. Opt to eat fresh meat cuts and see the difference in taste and even the impact it has on your health.
So keep away from these seemingly harmless foods that are actually harmful to our health if included in our diet.