Shocking Food & Nutrition Facts
1. Dried cranberries
Dried cranberries, also know as “Craisins”, are not the same as raisins.Dried cranberries sound like a nutritious snack, but you get a lot of added sugar.
Dried cranberries are made with added sugar, while raisins are just dried grapes with no sugar added. Why should this matter to you? I guess I think that most of us put dried cranberries and dried grapes in the same category because they sit next to each other in the store and because of the name “Craisins”.
Raisins are more nutritious and fundamentally a different product (nothing added!) than dried cranberries.
Some dried cranberries contain 22 teaspoons of added sugar.
2. All Froot Loops taste the same, no matter what color they are.
Sorry to say this ….You’ve been eating a bowl of lies for breakfast … and you probably liked it.
Turns out that the delicious, multicolored O’s that make up Froot Loops don’t actually represent different fruit flavors. According to Kellogg’s, all of those delectable loops are flavored the same.
We’ve all been misled by those tempting lime green, orange, purple, yellow and red loops into thinking they are lime, orange, grape, lemon and cherry and/or strawberry flavored, when, in fact, they all the same flavor.
3. Chocolate healthier than fruit.
Scientists have announced that their favourite treat is actually better for them than fruit. When tested and compared to juices from ‘superfruits’ such as blueberries and pomegranate, dark chocolate was found to be higher in antioxidants, which are essential for fighting disease and preventing wrinkles. For a healthy treat, it is best to go for a pure dark chocolate as milk, sugar and too much processing can reduce these health benefits.
4.Chewing coffee beans can freshen your breath.
Coffee may not be the first thing you reach for when looking to freshen your breath, however if you have been eating onions and garlic then it may be just what you need. If you haven’t got a toothbrush to hand, then chewing on roasted coffee beans, as well as giving you a caffeine boost, can help extinguish onion or garlic breath. Other good breath fresheners include parsley or mint leaves.
5.Multigrain” products aren’t necessarily whole grain.
While multigrain may appear to be a synonym for whole grain or whole wheat — which is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes and digestive problems — it’s not. It simply means the food is made from several grains, which may be whole or refined. To make sure the food is rich in whole grains, check the ingredients. The first one listed should contain the word whole.
6.Drying fruit causes massive nutrient loss
Like dried fruit? Don’t eat it for the health benefits: drying fruit causes massive nutrient loss, depleting 30-80% of its vitamin and antioxidant content.
Despite its saturated fat content, coconut oil is widely considered a healthy fat that can enhance heart health and weight loss. Its comprised of roughly 50% MCFAs in the form of lauric acid, which boosts immunity, sparks metabolism, and is more easily burned off in the body.
8. Most fattening snacks available – Carrot cake
A slice of Starbucks Carrot Cake has a massive 560 calories – that’s 28% of your daily requirement. It also has around half the daily recommended intake for fat and sugar and 63% for saturated fat.
A slice of carrot cake sounds healthier than a muffin or chocolate brownie, but it’s often one of the worst choices.
9. Honey is no healthier than sugar
A teaspoon of honey contains 25 calories, while a teaspoon of sugar has 16 calories.Honey has a healthy image but with 75% sugar, 25% water and tiny amounts of vitamins and minerals, it’s no better for us than sugar and is just as bad for our teeth.
10. Sodium in baking powder is bad for blood pressure
Many of us don’t realize that the raising agent in baking powder and bicarbonate of soda contains sodium, the component of salt that pushes up our blood pressure.
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