These Are The 25 Unhealthiest Grocery Store Items

6. Some fruit cup snacks There’s at least one kid in your class who brings a plastic fruit cup in for snack time. You know the kind — tiny fruit slices suspended in a thick, sweet jelly. The Del Monte and Dole brands promise that some of their cups use real fruit juice only, but a few varieties include added sugars as well, so check the label … Continue reading These Are The 25 Unhealthiest Grocery Store Items

These Are The 25 Unhealthiest Grocery Store Items

7. Dried fruit Raisins, dates, prunes and dried apricots — exactly how unhealthy are they for you, compared to regular fruits? Experts say dried fruit can actually contain more fiber, vitamins and minerals than fresh fruit, but they also tend to be high in sugar. For example, one box of Sun-Maid California Sun-Dried raisins has 18 grams of sugar. Avoid “candied fruit” or dried fruit … Continue reading These Are The 25 Unhealthiest Grocery Store Items

These Are The 25 Unhealthiest Grocery Store Items

8. Agave nectar This plant-derived sweetener/syrup won’t impact your blood sugar levels like sugar will — which is why it’s often marketed as “healthy” or “diabetes-friendly” — but it does pose other harmful effects to the body. Agave nectar is low in glucose, but very high in fructose. Consuming too much fructose can contribute to insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, … Continue reading These Are The 25 Unhealthiest Grocery Store Items

These Are The 25 Unhealthiest Grocery Store Items

9. Gatorade Sure, this sports drink was developed for athletes to replenish their electrolytes and fluids during strenuous exercise. But, if you’re not an athlete and don’t exercise a lot, you should probably just stick to good old water. Healthline advises that people who don’t exercise for at least one hour, five days a week should drink water instead and obtain their electrolytes from natural sources. A single … Continue reading These Are The 25 Unhealthiest Grocery Store Items

These Are The 25 Unhealthiest Grocery Store Items

10. Some trail mix varieties Trail mix can be a delicious and healthy on-the-go snack, but watch what you’re buying. Most types feature a medley of nuts, seeds, granola and dried fruit. Other versions may also include candy, popcorn and chocolate chips or added spices. You can easily increase your calorie, salt and sugar intake by munching on one of these not-so-healthy varieties. Take Emerald’s … Continue reading These Are The 25 Unhealthiest Grocery Store Items

These Are The 25 Unhealthiest Grocery Store Items

11. Store-bought smoothies You might think a smoothie is the perfect way to get your fruits and veggies down — it’s both delicious and healthy, right? Well, some health experts disagree. The New York Times says commercially-prepared smoothies often contain extra sweeteners, like added sugar and honey, protein powder that’s often sweetened, or milk, yogurt or nut butters. These can all add to the calorie count. … Continue reading These Are The 25 Unhealthiest Grocery Store Items