The Seven “Healthy” Foods That Are Not Actually That Healthy

Have you perused online, in a concerted effort to self-educate, only to find deeply conflicting data from one site to another? I know – Me too. It seems, concerning nutrition, this is more often the case than not. It got me thinking. There are foods that several of my clients eat regularly thinking they are doing good to their body, when in fact, they may be doing harm.

So I sat down and came up with the seven foods that are often regarded as healthy and nutritious. In some cases they are (but in very small amounts) in other cases they are not. 

Answers to this and several other “but I thought that was healthy” conundrums are in a recent article I wrote for FIX.com. If you want the quick view of some of the excerpts from the article, feel free to take a look at the infographic I placed below. Better yet, so you know which foods are “danger danger,” read the whole article.  

*** GO STRAIGHT TO THE AWESOME ARTICLE ON THE SEVEN FOODS YOU THOUGHT WERE HEALTHY BUT THEY ARE NOT! ***

 

[Tweet “These foods are surprisingly unhealthy”]

 

 
Source: Fix.com Blog

Spoiler Alert: Here are the foods. CEREALS, SPORTS DRINKS, DRIED FRUIT, GLUTEN FREE PRODUCTS, PROTEIN BARS, TRAIL MIX, AND MUFFINS. But to know why they are bad and which ones are okay in small amounts you have to read the whole article. 🙂 

CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE

 

first-steps-logo-RGB

This week I want you to get conscious about your food. If you break food down to its components of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats consider what the best way you could feed yourself with the least amount of additional additives, preservatives, toxins or processing. Remember, whole food does not have ingredients. An apple doesn’t have “ingredients”. No, or very few “ingredients”  in your food is what you want to work toward. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

seven-healthy-foods-that-arent-actually-that-healthy

7 Responses

  1. Oh no, the bananas have such a high value? They are my favourite morning smoothie ingredient! … Hmm.. so I should just cut down on my general chocolate consumption and I can still have my banana in the smoothie 🙂
    Nadine Cathleen | Karateandcaviar.com

    1. Ha ha. Try a half instead of a whole one. 🙂 But yes if it is bananas or Chocolate, I’m with you on that decision.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

About Dr. Denniston

Dr. Denniston is a wellness strategist for elite leaders and their teams, bridging the connection between personal well-being and professional success. She provides custom solutions for burnout and stress and facilitates cohesive habit-training strategies that maximize vitality, productivity, and resilience.

Want to look and feel your healthiest?

THE THREE DAY RESET is a whole food, organic eating plan geared to charge your metabolism, give you tons of energy, and provide all the nutrients and vitamins you need.

Ready to work together?

WELLFITandFED’s primary programming includes programs, keynotes, workshops, events and customized consulting. The foundations of these offerings are rooted in 25 years of experience working with companies from small start-ups to global giants like Microsoft.

Popular topics.

Like that? You'll love these.

"BRAVING"- The Anatomy Of Trust In The Wilderness

“BRAVING”- The Anatomy Of Trust In The Wilderness

In her book “Braving The Wilderness,” Brene Brown uses the word “BRAVING” as an acronym for defining and developing trust-filled relationships with everyone from kids to coworkers. Now, who doesn’t have trust issues and who doesn’t love a good acronym? ...
Read More →

Conquering Your Inner Bully

During the height of my grief, after my mother died, I met a woman with whom I became inseparable. We went everywhere together; finished each other’s sentences, and were joined at the hip. I was rarely without her. We were ...
Read More →
Want Inspiration? Head To The Bottom Of The Pool

Want Inspiration? Head To The Bottom Of The Pool.

It is a hot summer day in August. You are at the local public pool with your kids. It is noon. You are positioned in the middle, treading water.
Read More →
What if grown-up recess was mandatory?

What If Grown-Up Recess Was Mandatory?

Yesterday, my personal “Grumpo-Meter” measured at a ten. I woke up not having slept well, and I was in a funk. I felt all “hormoney” and ready to masticate the head off anyone who got in my way. My dad ...
Read More →

Brene Brown Is In My Brain Trust

Brene Brown is in my brain trust but let’s go back. I have a panel of advisors that get me through the day. Folks I can count on to advise and gently turn my shoulders when directional assistance is needed. ...
Read More →
Goal Progress - You Have To Squat Before You Leap - WELLFITandFED

Goal Progress – You Have To Squat Before You Leap

Stand. Just, stand. Now, jump. You can’t can you? To jump you must bend your knees, and in bending your knees, you are dipping down lower than your starting position. The only way to jump up in the air, or ...
Read More →