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These supposedly healthy foods are actually loaded with sugar

Thought you knew exactly what was good for you and not? Think again. Here are the seemingly healthy foods which actually aren’t all that healthy…


This breakfast cereal seems so helpful, what with all its oats, nuts and dried fruit but one bowl can easily have more than 500 calories (before the milk) and can have a lot of sugar in it. Also, dried fruit can have sulphur and sugar added to preserve them longer so eat fresh when you can.

Vegetable oils

Processed vegetable oils, including canola oil, rapeseed oil and soybean oil, have been linked with lowering cholesterol but because they contain fatty acids in them that can be toxic when heated up, it can increase your risk of heart disease and cancer so coconut oil and olive oil are your best bet.

Diet drinks

Diet doesn’t mean it’s healthy as they are often laden with artificial ingredients like flavourings and sweeteners. Also, there’s an argument that you’re more likely to eat more after consuming a diet drink

than a ‘full fat’ drink.

Orange juice

OJ is disappearing from breakfast because people have caught on to just how much sugar is packed into it. If you’re actually looking for vitamins from fruit, you’re way better off eating the actual fruit than

drinking its juice. A traditional, from concentrate glass of orange juice contains 153 calories.

Salad dressing

If you actually look at the ingredient list of salad dressings, you’ll notice some are super long with preservatives, additives, sodium and sugar. Replace it with extra virgin olive oil and some balsamic vinegar


Low-fat peanut butter

Peanuts are chock full of monounsaturated fat which is actually good for you – so just go for the most natural version you can find, as reduced-fat jars often add in sugar to replace the fat.

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