Healthy Food Swaps that Aren’t as Healthy as You Think

Healthy food is an easy way to improve our health. So nowadays people try to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

However, there are some common “healthy” swaps we’re making that aren’t really as healthy as they’ve been made out to be.

Here are some of them.

Vegetable Chips

While one would think that the word ‘vegetables’ automatically equates to health, in this case, it’s not quite that simple. Unfortunately, vegetable chips are not much better than the humble potato chip, since they are still high in sodium and fat.

Diet Versions of Flavoured Yoghurts

Diet yoghurts are often loaded with sugar, cream, thickeners and artificial flavours to achieve the same taste and texture as full-fat dairy. The lower fat and increased sugar content means these yoghurts are unlikely to keep you full for long. A better option is to stick to natural full-fat yoghurt and add fresh fruit to it.

Gluten-Free Bread

It’s common for people to use gluten-free products, including bread, on the belief that it’s healthier. However, similar to the diet yoghurts, to get the same taste and feel of bread containing gluten, a lot of gluten-free breads contain sugar and thickeners and aren’t in fact healthier than regular bread.