It’s seems like every week there’s a new ‘super food’. You hear about them all over place – from news sites, to your health-conscious friends – but not all super foods are really that healthy. The term ‘super food’ often refers to a one-specific compound, so a super food might contain your daily Vitamin C requirement in just a few berries, but if it’s also full of sugar then it’s not a great source of Vitamin C after all.
Trying to debunk which foods are good for you without a medical degree is almost impossible (even national guidelines lag behind current research), and so we’ve scoured the internet to come up with a list of 12 foods that you thought were healthy, but actually aren’t:
Salads can be really healthy and filling lunch, but only if you enjoy eating vegetables and meat. A healthy salad has the potential to quickly become an unhealthy mess if you try to improve the taste. There are a few common errors when improving the taste of a salad, but the two biggest sinners are store-bought salad dressing, and croutons.
Store bought dressings are packed full of sugar, and so they taste great, but don’t help you achieve your weight loss goals. A great homemade salad dressing is to just use olive oil, vinegar, and mustard in a ratio that you find tasty. Croutons are a source of simple carbohydrate, and so add sugar to the meal like salad dressings, although in a less obvious way.