You know those days when you go to the supermarket and you sorta judge people on the food thats in their shopping cart? I hate to admit it, but I do that a lot. And its not because I’m being judgmental, but because I care. I absolutely hate when I see people putting food in their carts that is sugar-free, fat-free but full of chemicals! I don’t understand why people fear the fats! I need to get this off my chest, so that is the purpose of this post!
Foods you NEED to stop buying “LIGHT”!
While light yogurt may have few calories and a nice fruity flavor, its not good for you! Take Dannon Light and Fit yogurt for example:
It may be only 80 calories, but take a look at the ingredients: artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners and Fructose!
Instead, try this:
Plain low-fat/ full-fat yogurt mixed with fruit for sweetness!
With only 1 ingredient (Organic Cultured Pasteurized Reduced Fat Milk) not including the live active cultures, this is the most natural and healthiest yogurt you can buy! There is no added sugar, artificial flavors/sweeteners or anything that isn’t natural!
2. Peanut Butter
I don’t care what you say, but reduced fat peanut butter and powdered peanut butter doesn’t taste anything like regular peanut butter! God put fat in peanuts for a reason, and it isn’t meant to be taken out. Just look at Better n’ Peanut Butter for an example:
Ok so half of the calories of regular pb, but a ton of added
crap ingredients that act as fillers in replace of the missing fat! This does not taste anything like regular pb and will NOT fill you up like the normal stuff does! This stuff will do more harm then good to your body!
Try Natural peanut butter instead!
With only one ingredient (peanuts) this is the most natural and healthiest peanut butter you can get! Full of healthy fats that are vital for your health, this will give you tons of energy and had the capability of keeping you full! Add bonus, no added sugars of artificial stuff!
You may be tempted to buy light bread because of the 45 calorie label, but don’t let that fool you. Just because its light on calories doesn’t mean its good for you! Lets take a look at Pepperidge Farm Light Style Grain Bread:
They may have decreased the calories per slice, but exchanged it for a 46 ingredients list with over half the ingredients being artificial and chemically processed! Plus theirs added sugar that no one needs to have!
Try Ezekiel Bread instead!
Organic Sprouted Wheat, Filtered Water, Organic Malted Barley, Organic Sprouted Rye, Organic Sprouted Barley, Organic Sprouted Oats, Organic Sprouted Millet, Organic Sprouted Corn, Organic Sprouted Brown Rice, Fresh Yeast, Organic Wheat Gluten, Sea Salt.
With a small and familiar ingredients list, this bread is full of protein and fiber that will fill you up and do your body good!
I’m totally guilty on this one! When shopping for cereal, I was always drawn to the low-fat and low calorie labels even if the ingredients list was scary! Take Fiber One Honey squares for example:
Only 80 calories but a boat-load of artificial ingredients that humans shouldn’t consume like added color, trisodium phosphate, natural and artificial flavor, sucralose and acesulfame potassium!
Try Love Grown Foods Cereal instead!!
Our ingredients: Bean Blend (navy beans, lentils, garbanzo beans), brown rice, dried cane syrup, organic honey, natural honey flavor, sunflower oil, salt, vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) added to maintain freshness.
This cereal uses a base of beans and brown rice to give it added fiber! They use NATURAL sweeteners such as dried cane syrup and organic honey! Not a artificial ingredient or GMOs in sight!