15. Kombucha

Downside of Kombucha

At its essence, kombucha is a powerhouse due to its probiotic content. Unfortunately, commercial variations of kombucha have high sugar content. Also, most consumers drink more than one serving size of kombucha at a time, which increases their sugar and calorie consumption. When it comes to kombucha, less is more. 

14. Granola

Granola Bar

Just the term “granola” brings to mind a healthy and natural option. Sadly, most granola options are anything but. For example, half a cup can have up to 300 calories, with much of those calories coming from fat and sugar. Also, granola is typically mixed with other foods like dried fruit, chocolate, sugary yogurt, or syrups. All these additions can increase the sugar and calorie content, negating any nutritional benefits that granola may offer. 

13. Non-Traditional Pasta


Does all-you-can-eat pasta sound good to you? For a lot of people, non-traditional pasta offers them that reality. But, reality has its pitfalls. Pasta alternatives, like rice or soy-based pasta, still have calories and carbohydrates — which can both lead to weight gain. Even vegetable-based pasta alternatives, while nutrient-dense, can cause weight gain if consumed in high amounts. Remember, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. As with all things in life — moderation is key! 


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