Last week, nutritionist Lauren Slayton schooled us about 10 foods we didn’t know contained (so much) sugar, and this week she’s deconstructing ten allegedly healthy foods.
I’ll bet my nutrition credentials that broccoli will remain in the good-for-you food group for all eternity. Similarly, SPAM and Velveeta will always be unhealthy. And for those of you who claim “there are no bad foods,” you may reconsider after this post. Still, many foods aren’t solidly at either end of the health spectrum. And lots of foods that people assume are healthy really aren’t. (This means you, pretzels.) So, in the hopes of helping you to make smarter eating choices, here’s our gallery of ten foods you may think are healthy and nutritious, but the reality? Not so much.
Lauren Slayton, M.S. R.D., founder of New York City’s Foodtrainers, has more than a decade of experience as both a dietician and nutritional counselor. Offering one-on-one sessions on weight and nutrition management, Foodtrainers helps clients create, record, achieve, and maintain personal health goals. For those in need of grocery shopping guidance on a budget, Foodtrainers also offers an affordable program, Market Foodtraining. Check out Lauren’s Foodtrainers blog and follow Lauren on Twitter: @foodtrainers.