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

21. Hot dogs Like most processed meats, the hot dog is high in saturated fats, which get linked to heart disease. You’d best avoid adding it to your grocery cart, or grabbing one of those $1.50 hot dog/soda combos from the Costco food court. One Oscar Mayer Classic Beef Uncured hot dog has 360 milligrams of sodium and 12 grams of fat alone — and … Continue reading These Are The 25 Unhealthiest Grocery Store Items

These Are The 25 Unhealthiest Grocery Store Items

22. Sugary cereals You know exactly what we’re talking about. Fruity Pebbles, Lucky Charms, Cap’n Crunch and Cocoa Puffs — these popular breakfast options from your childhood packed enough sugar to get you pumped for school. One cup of Honey Smacks cereal contains even more sugar than the average glazed doughnut, with 18 grams per serving (this figure increases when you add milk). Starting your … Continue reading These Are The 25 Unhealthiest Grocery Store Items

These Are The 25 Unhealthiest Grocery Store Items

25. Potato chips Potato chips are bad for you, make no mistake about it. They’re salty and fatty and yet deceptively light — tricking you into eating more and more when you need a small snack. For example, Lay’s Sour Cream & Onion flavor packs 160 calories, 10 grams of fat and 160 milligrams of sodium for every 28 grams of chips. Instead of grabbing … Continue reading These Are The 25 Unhealthiest Grocery Store Items