30 Healthy Foods That Are Making You Fat
2. Veggie Burgers
Vegetables are healthy! Very healthy…
…and veggie burgers on their own are no different. There’s no denying that.
However most restaurants that offer veggie burgers do very bad things to them when they’re prepared. Oils, butters, fried onion rings, mayo, and cheese are often layered on thickly to compensate for the vegetable patty that traditionally offers less fat and cholesterol than a traditional beef patty.
Make the healthier choice: If you’re going to get a veggie burger, go light on the cheese and try to only put (un-fried, fresh) vegetables on top.
It’s a common trick in the food services industry to take what seems like a healthy meal and turn it into a fatty, high calorie nightmare with additives. You’ll see this quite often with salads and wraps, which we’ll get to later.
We’ve discussed smoothies before on Prevention Pulse as they can range from extremely healthy snacks (or even meals) to fruity sugar milkshake desserts.
The issue is that many food establishments that offer smoothies will market the high sugar variety as a health food.
When you combine fruit with ingredients like chocolate, frozen yogurt, and artificial flavored syrups, you start getting diminished benefits from the other healthy ingredients that might be in a smoothie.
Make the healthier choice: Try and limit your smoothie consumption to smoothies that contain only: plain yogurt, ice, milk, unsweetened frozen fruit, and protein powder/vitamin blends.