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Expose Healthy Food Impostors

Posted Aug 21 2013 8:00am
The colors look vibrant: green, red, and orange among the juicy fruits that show up on the food package. Chunky nuts are part of the mix with golden honey melting over the delicious fruit mix. Along with the mouth-watering image, it reads: “Made with whole grains and real fruit.” You are quite certain this is one of the healthiest snacks: a fruit-cereal bar. Sorry, but you are about to eat the same calories and nutritional value as two munchies donuts from Dunkin. But how can something that looks so healthy also be so high in fat, sugar, and/or calories? Welcome to the world of healthy food impostors. “A food imposter is one that, at first glance, looks to be healthy and nutritious because of misleading labeling, packaging, or marketing, but upon closer inspection of the nutrition label and ingredients panel, is actually not,” says nutritionist Rania Batayneh, MPH author of the forthcoming book The One One One Diet, www.EssentialNutritionForYou.com. No wonder you find it tough to lose or maintain weight even though you stick to “healthy” items like cereal, yogurt, and juice among others. Food impostors are everywhere and you need to notice their disguises in order to avoid them. Here [...]
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