Dangerfood

Dangerfoods: They're supposedly awesome, healthy eats, but they may not really be as good as we think. Dangerfoods, like granola bars and breakfast cereal, are wannabe healthy options (and often though as such!) which have unexpected downsides that could actually make them pretty bad for us. Sometimes, it's just a matter of eating too much or of serving size. Sure, one serving of peanut butter (2 tablespoons, typically), isn't so bad, but when one sandwich can be packed with double or even <em>triple</em> that amount, there can be some serious problems! Learn more about dangerfoods (and how to avoid them) here:

The health world is crazy for soy, but according to research soy might not be crazy healthy.

Those deliciously thin and crispy crackers can be totally addicting. But these supposedly “healthy” snacks can have a dangerous side, too — they’re often packed with trans fats, artificial flavors and colors, and a whole lot of sodium.

Sports lovers and camping enthusiasts may be huge fans of beef jerky, but let’s take a closer look: the tough stuff is high in calories and sodium, and may even contain carcinogens.

Want to beat the muffin top? Stay away from bran muffins. These seemingly healthy carbohydrates can pack in hundreds of calories per serving.

In the case of condiments, a little can go a long way. A squirt of ketchup or a smear of mayo may not seem like a health hazard, but many of them can actually pack a negative nutritional punch.

While this fizzy drink may seem like a better option than soda, it's actually just as bad. Find out what else is lurking in this "water."

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Those deliciously thin and crispy crackers can be totally addicting. But these supposedly “healthy” snacks can have a dangerous side, too — they’re often packed with trans fats, artificial flavors and colors, and a whole lot of sodium.

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Think it’s all good in the bagel bin? Careful, these hearty staples might be packing more carbs than meets the eye, making them the latest addition to our list of Greatist dangerfoods.

Americans are slurping up oranges and other assorted fruit through straws, but fruit juice doesn't offer the same dose of healthy nutrients like real fruit does.

The health world is crazy for soy, but according to research soy might not be crazy healthy.

Think that "diet" label makes the five empty soda cans on the table okay? Guess again— research shows diet soda may actually be less heathy than the sugar-filled stuff.

Veggie burgers may seem like a superfood— after all, they’re made of veggies (or at least that’s what they want you to think). So what’s so scary about these seemingly healthy patties?

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