5 Foods That Aren’t As Healthy As You Think

bowl of dried fruitSometimes, we think we’re making all the right food choices, but really, those so-called healthy snacks are secretly adding inches to your waistline. Here are five sugar-laden foods that are advertised and labeled as healthy but are actually doing you more harm than good.

1. Bagels

While bagels may seem like a perfect choice for those mornings when you’re on the go, these nutritional facts will have you rethinking that choice. The average bagel contains around 294 calories and 58 grams of carbohydrates. Oh my! But, that doesn’t mean you have to completely swear off bagels for good. Choose smaller bagels or eat only half and pair it with fresh fruit for a healthier breakfast.

2. Fruit in other forms

All fruits are naturally high in sugar, but other forms, such as dried fruit and fruit juice have twice the amount. For instance, a handful of dried cranberries contains about 18 grams of sugar compared to a small orange, which only contains 9 grams of sugar. Fruit juices are just as bad. An 8-ounce glass of juice contains 24 grams of sugar minus the nutrients. Go with whole fruit whenever you can.