Whole-Wheat Bread and Other ‘Healthy’ Foods Diet Experts Avoid

Whole-Wheat Bread and Other 'Healthy' Foods Diet Experts Avoid - Health Council

Here are some of the item’s food experts leave on the shelf, and their reason why:

“No-Sugar-Added Ice Cream”

“I never buy no-sugar-added or light ice creams. The no-sugar-added types may have up to 18 additional ingredients, including artificial sweeteners that can even produce a laxative effect! Go for the real thing — not only will you be more satisfied with less, you’ll be doing your health and digestive system a favor.” — Maggie Michalczyk, RD, a nutritionist in New York City

“Puffed Veggie Chips”

“I stay away from puffed veggie chips like Pirate’s Booty and Veggie Straws. When you look at the ingredient list you’ll generally find not just veggies, but a long list of additives such as potato starch, corn starch, white rice flour, and soy flour. And they often pack around 130 calories per serving, only about 20 less than potato chips. If you have to have a veggie chip, go with the Terra ones instead.” — Cynthia Sass, RD, author of Slim Down Now and Health contributor

“Whole-wheat bread”

“This is one of the ultimate cons and deceivers. The glycemic index of wheat bread is 69. This load causes extreme blood sugar elevations, which results in high insulin response, and ultimately in inflammation and fat accumulation.” — Mark Sherwood, NO, and Michele Sherwood, DO, founders of the Functional Medical Institute in Tulsa and authors of The Quest for Wellness

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