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Foods that May Not be as Healthful as You Think


Are you taking a closer look at your eating habits and how to improve them for weight loss?  As we roll into another year, it’s common to set goals for a healthier diet, weight and lifestyle.  If you’re resolving to make better food choices this year, start by taking a closer look at “healthy” foods like these that may not be as nutritious and diet-friendly as they appear.
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Food manufacturers often do an excellent job of marketing their products so that consumers believe they offer health benefits that are barely-there, or even non-existent. Are you falling for and eating these “health food impostors”?

Yogurt-covered raisins
Yogurt is healthful. Raisins are healthful. So, yogurt-covered raisins are healthful, correct? Wrong! A ¼-cup portion of yogurt-covered raisins actually contains 120 calories and 5 grams (g) of fat. Most of that fat is the saturated kind and comes from the yogurt flavored candy coating.
Better choice: ¼ cup of unsweetened raisins plus 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips, or a naturally sweet treat that is rich in antioxidants.  Read More
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