10 ‘Health Foods’ That Aren’t so Healthy

Crackers

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2. Crackers

Crackers are mistakenly known as health foods because they are baked instead of fried. But even though they may be better for you than chips, they can still hurt your diet. Crackers are typically made with refined white sugar, artificial colors and artificial flavors.

Think about your favorite cheese cracker snack. How much of that cheese flavor comes from a real dairy source? Not much. Take a look at the label on the side of the box; when you can’t pronounce half of the ingredients, the contents of that box is definitely not a health food. Instead of crackers try baked kale chips, or satisfy your salty, crunchy craving with some raw veggies dipped in hummus.