Healthy sounding food that can kill you
There is so much power in language. Slap on "natural" or "organic" on a product and consumers will perceive it as being more healthy than a product that doesn't have that label on it. If it sounds healthy, we think it must be healthy. Am I right or am I right? I assume that I am not the only one that has been duped by these types of marketing strategies, labels, or claims. But there's actually tons of this healthy-sounding food that is doing more harm than good! Read on...
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Sometimes I even know that I'm getting duped, but I use it as justification like, Oh these must be better than the regular ones for me because they have a sprinkle of veggie fairy dust on them. It's time to get honest with ourselves and realize that these five healthy "sounding" foods are not healthy at all.
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Light salad dressing
Don't ruin a perfectly healthy salad by pouring "light" salad dressing on it. It may be light on calories, but it is probably not light on ingredients that read like a chem lab checklist. Try balsamic vinegar with olive oil instead. You can even add a squeeze of citrus and a touch of mustard to fancy it up.