Yes, it sounds a bit strange to hear, healthy food and we should not eat. But this is true, there are some things that we may find beneficial for a while, but it could be harmful.
Flavoured Green Tea
We all know that there are various benefits of drinking green tea. This low-caffeine and high-antioxidant beverage is known to keep various diseases at bay and helps promote your health. There is much flavoured green tea that has gained popularity because of its fantastic flavour and delicious taste. However, unlike your green tea that you drink every day (green tea leaves), these flavoured green teas contain added sugar or artificial sweeteners, which are without a doubt harmful for our health. Same is the case with the packaged Coffee mixtures we get – they also contain added sugar and cream, which reduce its goodness.
Surprisingly, all the sugar-free products available in the market have sugar alcohols like sorbitol and mannitol, flour, milk, etc. These sugar alcohols are not absorbed by the body completely; having them too much may lead to digestive troubles, which ultimately slow down metabolism and result in weight gain.
Having a bowlful of creamy, homemade yoghurt can do wonders for your health. Not only is it eaten as is, but also made part of various Indian delicacies as well – be it curries, raitas, kebabs or smoothies. Packed with magnesium, potassium, calcium, vihe low-fat version of yoghurt that we get from supermarket and stores are surprisingly packed with added sugar and flavour vitamin B-2 and vitamin B-12, this probiotic delight is a gut-friendly food. However, t to make it taste as good as full-fat yoghurt. So, it is better to prepare yoghurt at home.
If you’re on a diet and want to make a meal out of your salads, then you would be better off mixing some good carbs from whole grains with the greens. But, what about the dressings? Most of us prefer buying salad dressings from supermarkets. However, these packaged salad dressings contain high sugar than we can imagine. Two tablespoons of salad dressing contain around four grams of added sugar. Moreover, all these store-bought salad dressings have additives and taste enhancers in them. Opt for fresh fruit juice in your salad dressing for a healthier alternative.
Packaged Fruit Juices
Fruits in the raw and fresh form are the best for our health. Drinking fruit juices fuels our body with energy and vitamin C. However, packaged fruit juices are not the same as fresh fruit juices. They are low in fibre, minerals, and vitamins. Moreover, they contain added sugar and artificial flavours and colours. Therefore, avoid drinking store-bought (packaged) fruit juices. It is better to prepare freshly pressed juice at home and have it without adding sugar.
Sugars that we get from fruits and vegetables are good for our body if taken in moderate quantity. It is the added sugar that is harmful to us. Check the labels before you buy any bottled or packaged food.