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Getting healthy and staying healthy is always going to be a stress in life for moist of us. With amount of miracle diets and pills and exercise regimes is amazing how we're not all stick figures blown down by small gust of wind. One of the main problems with staying healthy is often lack of knowledge, especially when it pertains to our diets. There is no miracle and most of the foods we believe are healthy are not; half the time it'd be smarter to just eat an entire pie. It would be more enjoyable that's for sure.

Redditor u/Filmologic wanted to know what foods we're better off skipping and just eating the chocolate by asking..... What "healthy" food is actually way more unhealthy than most people think?

Get Undressed.

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Those salads at fast food restaurants. It's mainly the dressing. CalcifersMyHero

Between dressing, deep fried 'crispy' chicken, croutons and cheese that salad is a seriously dense calorie bomb

Think of it this way. If you took that handful of lettuce out what have you got on your plate? Hugh_Jampton

Drink No. 

Bottled fruit juices. Tartokwetsh

Really depends on what you put in them. Yogurt and berries don't magically change how healthy they are just because you put them in a blender, but if you start adding juice, higher sugar fruits, etc, that can changed pretty quickly. neobeguine

Low is High. 

"Low Fat" or "Fat Free" foods would taste terrible if left as is, so manufacturers add a lot more sugar. awesome_opossum1212

Fat. Salt. Sugar.

If a food is labeled as "Low" in one of these, it most likely has extra of the other two. remberzz

Cake.

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A lot of muffins might as well be cupcakes. Shermione

Iced. 

Don't know if anyone thinks Nutella is healthy any more but they were advertising as such for a while before getting in trouble. It's literally chocolate icing. GenerallySalty

Fun fact! Chocolate icing has less fat, calories, and sugar then Nutella. nagol93

General Mills.

Cereal. They tell you it's part of a complete breakfast, but this lady i used to work with worked at General Mills. They had to monitor the sugar content in the cereals to ensure it did not go past 49% I think, or else it legally became candy. Not a perfect answer, but with so many cereals trying to promote health, you need to remember this. Commander_Shepard_

Not so Zero. 

VitaminWater has over 32g of sugar per bottle. It's essentially sugar water. So not only is it gross tasting but it's not even good for you. JeromesNiece

"The zero on the label refers to how much water is in it, which is zero. If you want zero calorie water, try Diet Water Zero Light, it has only 60 calories." -Paunch Burger Quintex78

Just Candy....

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I have a friend with an insatiable sweet tooth and she started eating fruit snacks to replace candy and I had to tell her "these are literally just candy..." I'm honestly shocked she doesn't have (pre)diabetes yet, her sugar intake is insane and she's 37. Walknasty

Bad Crunch. 

Granola bars- I have no idea where the healthiness perception of these things come from, but they're basically just empty carbs and sugar.

If you're on a hike, yeah they're a great option to keep you going, but when I see people snacking on them at the office, I'm just like "why." Shuckles116

I think the healthiest part of a Nature Valley bar is the crumbles that fall to the floor, preventing you from consuming them. bacon-is-sexy

Bacteria.

I brought in a bottle of Kombucha to my micro lab and took a sample under the microscope. It was like house of a thousand corpses. There were 5 maybe 6 alive bacteria but they weren't living their best life. They were hardly moving. Many bacteria corpses though. (and yes I made sure to check the expiration date, keep the bottle chilled in the correct temperature, i didn't shake or agitate it, I wanted this to work). We also took some Activia yogurt under the microscope and saw lots of happy little bacteria being helpful little probiobros. theWildBore

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