Despite its seeming healthiness, granola sometimes contains excess calories and sugars from additional ingredients. Watch your serving sizes and pick options with less sugar.
many smoothies and juices sold in stores have a high amount of sugar and might contribute to a calorie surplus. If you want to avoid adding extra sugar, make your own at home using entire fruits and veggies.
Flavored yogurts, such as those with fruit flavors, typically have a lot of extra sugar added to them. Pick unflavored yogurt and sweeten it up with some fruit or honey.
Some pre-packaged trail mixes have additional sugar or fat that might make them unhealthy. Choose nuts, seeds, and dried fruits without added sweets or harmful fats and in measured portions.
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Many store-bought salad dressings include dangerous trans fats and sugar alcohols. You can control what goes into your dressings if you make them at home with olive oil, vinegar, and herbs.
Some energy bars have a lot of sugar and bad fats that might make you feel sluggish. Pick from or manufacture your own bars with few ingredients and minimal added sugars.
A "gluten-free" label does not guarantee a snack is better for you. Sugar and processed flours are common in gluten-free foods.
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