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Think you're eating a healthy breakfast when you reach for a bran muffin? How about couscous for lunch? Or frozen yogurt as a snack? Think again.

By AOL Health

Bran muffins
Bran muffins are not your friend

Think you’re eating a healthy breakfast when you reach for a bran muffin? How about couscous for lunch? Or frozen yogurt as a snack? Think again.

According to a new report in the April 2011 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, you may be surprised to see some of your favorite “healthy” foods on their not-so-healthy list. Even the savviest shoppers can easily be fooled by items that say “vegetable” or “apple” in them, but you don’t have to be one of them!

Don’t derail your diet with a few of the wrong foods. Take a look at this list and learn what to eat instead.

Vegetable Chips
Their colors may be mesmerizing and seemingly healthier than the standard chip, but they’re still high in calories and fat, and they don’t count as a serving of vegetables.

Try this instead: Have some air-popped popcorn or freshly cut-up veggies with some hummus.

Applesauce
Sweetened applesauce is loaded with sugar and calories, and it contains very little nutrients.

Try this instead: Go for the unsweetened version sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon. Or, better yet, opt for a whole apple. You’ll get extra fiber as a bonus. Read more…


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