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Food That You Think Is Healthy but It’s Actually Bad for You

Sometimes, we make the mistake of crunching some sweet food without thinking of health risks. I know alot of it look totally Instagram-friendly (and when you have a popsocket you just want to take photos of all the nice food!). 

Meals with high-fats and too much sodium can trigger health concerns. They might appear healthy and increase satiety, but unhealthy foods often cause weight gain. This confusing aspect of diets is the main reason why weight-loss enthusiasts don’t make progress. Apart from meals, sugary drinks like soda are also harmful. Let’s keep you on alert with some of these unhealthy diets.

Your Microwave Popcorn Might Not Be Healthy

The process of making a popular snack that cinema enthusiasts enjoy might lead to health challenges in the future. However, popcorn is a fibre-rich snack, and it can increase satiety. The major health risk with salted popcorn is when it contains more than your daily recommended intake of sodium. Normally, high concentrations of sodium spike diet blood pressure. A freshly-made popcorn might have a great taste, but diacetyl (chemical), and sodium can impact on your health negatively. Instead, find a healthy snack recipe online and use a mobile phone stand and cook it easily. 

Sugary Drinks

According to nutritionists, soda manufacturers add close to ten cubes of sugar in a can of soda. Sugary drinks can’t retain their taste without sweeteners. This ingredient is one of the causes of sugar-induced diabetes and obesity. Another health challenge that might come from sugary drinks is the plaque they deposit on the teeth. Dental plaque is a colony of bacteria that causes discolouration of teeth and degrades the gum. Usually, people crave for more sugary drinks after consuming their first bottle. 

With this poor dietary habit, they might end up triggering health conditions of insulin resistance. Don’t forget that most type-2 diabetes and heart disease are caused by insulin resistance. Alternatively, sugary drink lovers can add some slices of lemon to water for a great-tasting flavour.


Granola is a breakfast meal that most people love to eat because it seems like a healthy diet. Typically, a breakfast of granola contains sweeteners (honey or brown sugar), nuts, rolled oats, and puffed rice. Apart from serving granola as breakfast, people consume it as snack food between meals. According to nutritionists, the high sugar and calorific content of granola don’t make it a healthier breakfast option. Alternatively, you can enjoy the health benefits of homemade granola without using unhealthy recipes.


Turkey bacon is a popular diet because it’s very palatable, but the calorific value is scary. Think of the risk of heart disease, and obesity before taking a bite of the sandwich with great-tasting bacon. Usually, foods that pass through any process of frying, broiling, and grilling are calorie-dense. Also, there might be deposits of high levels of sodium and saturated fats when cooking with unhealthy methods. According to food scientists, processing your food with high temperatures releases many chemicals like polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and acrylamides. Alternatively, you can steam, boil, or choose a healthier method of cooking your bacon.

Stay Away From Gluten

Most grains, pasta, and the bread that contain gluten can trigger high blood pressure. Your bowls of frosted flakes or cereals might look crunchy. When people with celiac disease eat gluten-based products, there’s a health risk of intestinal inflammation. Eating gluten-based products can cause skin breakouts and redness too. Alternatively, gluten-free foods are healthier because they lack these inflammation-causing gluten ingredients.

Avoid Candy bars

Candy bars are notorious for being junk foods. They are unhealthy because of high saturated fats and sugar content. Allowing your digestive system to metabolizes high doses of sugar can cause blood sugar spikes. Alternatively, you can consume fruit bars and dark chocolates that have essential nutrients.