Cross these foods off your grocery store list because some of them are rip-offs, fakes, drastically unhealthy, or just plain gross.
Here are five foods you should may want to put an end to its consumption this year.
Multi-grain bread is basically junk food masquerading in a healthy disguise.
Check the list of ingredients to be sure that whole wheat comes first and is the main, ingredient—otherwise, you’re just getting a few grains mixed into regular white bread.
Better yet, forgo the bread and enjoy straight-up barley, brown rice, quinoa, or steel-cut oats.
Reduced Fat Peanut Butter:
When companies take out the fat, they have to add something back in to make the food taste delicious.
In this case, it’s lots of extra sugar—and do you actually need that? Instead, spread regular peanut butter on your sandwich for more of the good fats and protein without fake sweetness.
A few shavings of nice cheese on top of pasta or vegetables can take a simple dish from good to great but you don’t have to spend a fortune for so little quantity.
Instead, look for varieties like Pecorino Romano and SarVecchio, which offer the same flavour at half the price.
Smoked And Cured Meats:
You should consider putting an end to the consumption of smoked and cured meats this year.
They have been linked to cancer, a number of diseases disease, high blood pressure, and migraines.
More so, they are packed with artery-clogging grease: regulations allow up to 50% (by weight) of fresh pork sausage to be fat and you should stay away from if you intend to put your weight in check and also to keep healthy all round.
Ahh, blueberries have become something you find in almost everything from your breakfast cereal to muffins, granola bars, and sauces.
Turns out that most of the blueberry-flavoured items on grocery store shelves don’t feature a single berry, just artificial blueberry flavour.
Buy your own berries and add them to plain cereal for a real health boost.