People come to me regularly for advice on ways to really improve their health. If and when we get to discussing diet, I almost always hear “But you don’t understand, I’m a SUPER healthy eater.”
Then I probe a little deeper, and it quickly becomes clear to me that this person is consuming plenty of foods that aren’t part of a healthy diet.
Now don’t beat yourself up too much for making these mistakes, as there’s so much confusion surrounding labels these days. Companies throw around buzz words such as “organic,” “all-natural,” “sugar-free” and others like they’re no big deal. But it’s on the consumer to use common sense as well.
So regardless of what labels say, do some critical thinking. And if you need a cheat sheet, here are some foods that many of us consume on a regular basis that we absolutely, positively shouldn’t.