20 Foods That Aren't as Healthy as You Think

Putting so much emphasis on eating healthy can make food choices stressful. You may think you’ve been making good choices and substituting “bad” foods for “good” foods, but many of these are rarely what they seem. If you haven’t been paying attention to your nutritional labels and ingredients lists, you may be in for a surprise. Here's a look at some of the most unhealthy "health" foods around. 

1 of 20 Granola

If you can't live without granola, make your own, minimize your additives (like sugar), and keep to a serving size of less than half a cup per day. Prepackaged varieties come with way too much sugar to be healthy, and they're often packed with additional calories, which completely ruins the whole point of your “healthy” snack. There are some options in stores that are healthier than others, but these can even have added sugars and additives that can sabotage your healthy lifestyle. When it comes down to it, if you want your granola to be anything other than a sugary, gut-busting mess, you're going to have to go the DIY route. Luckily, making your own is incredibly simple and fun! Plus, you have the ability to control the ingredients so you can include your favorite flavors.

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