Healthy foods that are extremely popular with the public and considered by the majority to be healthy to eat. However, nutritionists do not recommend them as they contain large amounts of sugar and artificial flavors.
These foods made the unhealthy list.
Healthy Foods: Granola Bars
The biggest discrepancy between nutritionists and the public came in the form of the granola bar. The snack-sized treat got a 28 percent approval rating from experts while Americans gave it a 71 percent vote. That’s a 43% difference placing it squarely on top of the “do not eat” list.
Healthy Foods: Coconut Oil
Coconut oil, which many of us consider to be a healthy cooking oil, gets a low 37 percent approval rating from nutritionists. Americans, meanwhile, give it a 72 percent.
Healthy Foods: Frozen Yogurt
Yogurt is healthy, and does that includes frozen yogurt? No, it does not.
A 34 percent difference in approval between the public and the nutritionists shows that there’s a healthy discrepancy. The reason: High sugar levels and artificial coloring.
Healthy Foods: Granola
The added sugar count in store-bought granola is possibly the most striking reason for the difference in opinion, so instead, make your own homemade granola to avoid all of the sugary additives.
Healthy Foods: SlimFast Shake
Just like granola, SlimFast shakes contain incredible amounts of added sugar. This will now be listed on the new nutrition labels.
Healthy Foods: American cheese
Filled with artificial colors, American cheese gets a 24 percent approval rating from nutritionists, and close to 40 percent of Americans favor the food.
Healthy Foods: Packaged Turkey
Yes, turkey is good, lean protein, and on a sandwich with whole-grain and lettuce, tomato, and other veggies, it isn’t a bad lunch choice. The problem here is sodium; a two-ounce serving of some brands has as much as nearly one-third of your recommended limit, according to CookingLight.com. Buy low-sodium slices (look for less than 350 mg sodium per two-ounce serving) or, instead, roast and slice your own meat.