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5 foods that aren’t as healthy as you thought

During the summer months, many people look for different diets to help them achieve that swimsuit-ready body. Others try eating healthier to lose those last stubborn 15 pounds. However, some of the “health” foods may not be as healthy as you t
Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL Modified: July 15, 2014 at 8:56 pm •  Published: July 16, 2014
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During the summer months, many people look for different diets to help them achieve that swimsuit-ready body. Others try eating healthier to lose those last stubborn 15 pounds. However, some of the “health” foods may not be as healthy as you think. Here's a list of five foods that might mislead you to believe they are healthy.

Veggie patties

For anyone trying to cut meat out of their diet, veggie patties can be a good alternative. However, many of the processed, frozen veggie patties use more “fillers” to create a burger-like texture, which makes the patties much more unhealthy than actual vegetables, according to Yahoo! Health.

Anyone wanting to eat veggie burgers should check the ingredient list to make sure vegetables are listed at the beginning of the ingredient list.

"Fat free" foods

Many may flock to the "fat free" food products with the thought of shedding the pounds by eliminating transfats. However, registered dietician Katherine Brooking, MS, RD told cookinglight.com that fat free does not mean calorie free. Many make the mistake of thinking because something is fat free, it won't make them fat.

Calorie intake is still a major factor in maintaining weight and just because a food is fat free does not exempt it from containing a large amount of calories. Always check the nutrition labels when buying packaged foods to be sure you're getting a nutritious product. Calories, sodium, fiber, vitamins and minerals should all be considered in addition to fat when trying to eat healthy.

"Healthy" grain cereals

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