1. Banana chips
For some reason, it is commonly believed that banana chips are a wonderful substitute for sweets. Why eat half a bar of chocolate, if you can crunch a bananas chips? In addition, the banana itself is healthy food. However, the fact is that banana chips are made by frying ordinary bananas in deep frying. Is it worth reminding how harmful it is? In one portion (about 30 grams) contains 10 grams of saturated fat. Better eat a fresh banana, or even two.
2. Sushi with tuna
Sushi with tuna is a perfect example of that healthy food can be dangerous if it is in large quantities. Despite the fact that the tuna is uncooked in sushi and, therefore, it does not have many calories, there is still one catch. Fresh tuna is very difficult to find (and, in principle, all the rest of the fish that is used to make sushi) - well, by a not fresh fish you can easy to poison.
Muesli has become almost synonymous with a healthy breakfast. It's not just that you have to give up eggs and bacon in favor of a bowl of muesli with hot milk - just for your own health and figure. But here, alas, it's not so simple. A packet of muesli from a store is generally one of the biggest deceptions of mankind. They contain about 400-500 calories per 100 grams and the amount of sugar, incredible for a product claiming to be a dietary title. So do not trust manufacturers - trust only yourself and prepare everything yourself. Buy oat flakes, dried fruits, you can even have sunflower seeds. If you really love sweet, pour it all with honey. Then bake.
4. Energy bars
Energy bars are supposedly the magic product that is delicious, sweet, with chocolate, and helps lose weight. Read carefully: bars do not help lose weight. If it's just dried fruits, okay, it's not so scary - we already wrote about their relative good. But if it's a bar, covered with chocolate, with airy rice, caramel or some other "dietary" fillings, forget about it. One energy bar contains at least 300 calories, which is equivalent to an easy lunch. Better make yourself a sandwich. Yes, yes, you heard right.
5. Low-fat products
When choosing between low-fat strawberry yogurt and yoghurt with 3% fat, always choose the second. In the first, most likely, full of sugar.
6. Gluten Free Products
For those who suffer from celiac disease, gluten-free products help to save lives. If you are not one of them, it is very unreasonable to sit on a gluten-free diet. Gluten-free products are highly processed, which is why they do not contain whole grains. Because they have very few fibers and antioxidants, and they are necessary for our body.
7. Sports drinks
In sports drinks there is no good. Is that they are more useful than soda? But, frankly, almost everything is more useful than soda, because there is nothing in it except for sugar and chemicals. In sports drinks, too, a lot of sugar, dyes and preservatives. Because of this, by the way, they are banned in Japan and some European countries.
8. Whole-grain products
Yes, whole-grain foods are very useful because they contain fiber and vitamin B. But be careful when buying in the store multi-grain or whole-grain bread. Producers often cunning, and in fact such bread can be quite ordinary, not containing whole grains. The difference between whole and refined grains is simple: whole grains contain all its parts - endosperm, bran and germ. The purified grain has a fine texture, it is stored longer, but it is by no means useful.
9. Smoothies from the store
When you do smoothies at home, you are doing the right thing. You control the process and add only fruits and vegetables useful to the body. And do not add sugar. Manufacturers do the same. Therefore, be careful and read the composition - a bottle of a healthy drink can hide a very high-calorie dessert.
10. Popcorn for microwaves
It would seem that the terrible can be in corn grains. But not only that in the packaging of such popcorn a lot of oil, salt or sugar, even in it contains diacetyl - a substance that is added to almost all artificial oils. It is safe when you eat it, but it is dangerous when you inhale it. And when you heat a popcorn bag in a microwave, breath in diacetyl is easy.
11. Nuts oil
Nuts contain many nutrients that improve our health and help fight excess weight. But when nuts turn into butter, it often loses its natural fats. In addition, it contains salt, sugar, preservatives and colorants, which in nuts were not in sight. Carefully study the composition, if nothing bothers you in it, then this nut oil is quite safe and even useful. But if the manufacturer has added a bunch of preservatives to it, do not even think of buying it and releasing a place for it in your fridge.
12. Dried fruits
The same story as with muesli, smoothies and nut paste. When you buy dried fruits in the package, always read the composition. Manufacturers can add sucrose there to improve taste. Do the dried fruit yourself or buy it by weight in supermarkets or in the market. And you will be happy.