Unhealthy Effects of Seemingly Healthy Foods

Foods That Might Not Be So Healthy

It’s not always easy to tell what foods are healthy. Some foods that we consider to be healthy may have ingredients we weren’t aware of or may have an unforeseen impact on a health condition. Here’s a list of foods that are commonly referred to as “healthy” that may not be.

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January 17, 2014

Last Updated:
April 7, 2014

More About Healthy Eating and Diet

Healthy eating and diet is important for a person's overall health. A part of healthy eating and diet is understanding how nutrition plays a part in what you eat.

Nutrition is the process of your body breaking down food to use for energy in the body. Food contains nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water that help keep you healthy.

Some of the keys to healthy eating are:

  • Eat different foods including vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products.
  • Eat lean meats, poultry, fish, low-fat dairy products, and beans.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Limit your sugar, salt, alcohol, saturated fat, and trans fat.

For more information and personalized advice on how to eat healthily, talk to your doctor.