We’re all trying so hard to eat more nutritious foods, not just to lose or maintain weight, but to make sure we’re getting everything we need to be healthy and happy. We eat our five servings of fruits and veggies each day, try to add whole grains when we can, and study nutritional labels… but a few foods slip through the cracks and avoid our scrutiny because we’ve always thought of them as “health foods.” But some are not! Here’s a list of 7 foods you thought were healthful, but aren’t.
1. Chicken Noodle Soup
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We’ve all heard, and perhaps even felt, the healing, restorative powers of chicken noodle soup, ideal for curing colds and flus and general malaise. But did you know it’s loaded with sodium, and can also be filled with fat? Before you buy a canned soup, check the label and pass if it’s less-than-worthy of your affection (or ingestion). Instead, make your own, or buy the low-sodium “healthy choice” options.