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9 Foods You Think Are Healthy But Actually Aren't


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Like a lot of people, we try to eat somewhat healthy in-between going to happy hour and ordering Seamless too many nights in a row. While we know things like broccoli, leafy greens, berries, and whole grains are good for us, what about the different foods that pop up that claim to be the next organic thing we didn't know we needed in our lives?

Forget the clever advertising, the Instagram-friendly foods, and nutritional claims plastered all over, let's take a look at a handful of foods that are often synonymous with healthy eating but actually aren't all that great for us. 

1. Gluten-free pasta.

People often thinking eating gluten free means eating healthy, but unless you're part of the one percent of the population that has a medical condition that requires avoiding gluten, this actually isn't true. Manufacturers of gluten-free pasta, pretzels, and other gluten-free snacks often swap out gluten with things that aren't all that great for us, like fat and flours with limited nutrients. If you really want to cut down on how much gluten you're consuming, try swapping out your refined carbs with whole grains and vegetable sources of carbohydrates.