What is a Trap-food? It is a food that for all tense and purposes is quite healthy for you and probably features on many peoples lists of the healthiest foods to eat. But these ten foods masquerade themselves as healthy when they are anything but. Today we take a look at just ten of the most common trap foods and what makes them so unhealthy…
I know of several food blogs that say this is a very healthy and something you can enjoy as much of as you want. But when not eating in moderation it can cause you to gain weight and reduce muscle mass making all your effort in the gym account for nothing
Now you might well expect a smoothing to be VERY good for you, after all, it is only made from fruit right? Well…not always. In fact, some store-bought smoothies contain more sugar than a can of soda! You really need to make sure you read the label, or even better make your own at home.
There are countless fitness blogs that tell you the health benefits of eating sushi. But what they don’t tell you is store brought sushi often has only small layers of fish and pack the rest out in sticky rice. This could mean you are only getting small amounts of protein rather than the much-hyped 50% many other sites tell you.
So you enjoy eating a bowl of granola cereal everyday and feel that makes you quite healthy. But you are not seeing the gains you would like to in the gym! That might be because some boxes of granola cereal are not that healthy with some contain as much sugar as the children’s cereals. When they say it has “clusters” those clusters are often held together with sugar or syrup.
When a healthy blog tells you to eat Yoghurt it is not talking about the parfaits you often see on the supermarket shelves. Sure, you can add a little fruit to natural greek Yoghurt to make it a little tastier, but just eating store brought Yoghurt is not always as healthy as you might think.
Do you often have a salad with a side-load of deli meats like ham and turkey? If you do you might want to stop having the mean because some processed meats are crammed with sodium to extend shelf life which is not good for your nor your weight loss plan.
Did you know some nuts have as much as 50% fat? OK, so most nuts contain good fats and useful antioxidants, but when consumed in larger portions those good fats can start to cause you big problems, especially when you are trying to maintain a healthy balanced weight.
Just a small, single tablespoon of some brands of olive oil can have as much as 5g of fat which not even some butters have! Just give your food a very small sprinkling of this stuff should mean you cut those extra kilojoules down to a bare minimum.
Just because the label says it is a carrot cake does NOT mean it is healthy at all. In fact, some cheaper brands of carrot cakes contain just as much as a regular cake, only with some of the sugars being natural.
There is nothing healthier than a breakfast muffin right? While that can indeed be true once again you really need to read the label and list of ingredients carefully. Some of the bran muffins can have way more sugar than you might think.