Foods you think are super healthy (but aren't)

By Maria Mercedes Galuppo, Buzz60

When it comes to "healthy foods," product labels can be misleading and leave room for (mis)interpretation.

We're sorry to burst your bubble, but it's time to face the fact that the healthier foods you've been so good at eating all week are very likely not healthy at all.

Check out the misleading foods below:

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Foods you think are super healthy (but aren't)

If you like yogurt, learn to love plain or natural flavor and avoid fruit flavored ones. More often than not, they're packed with sugar and not actual fruit.

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Granola is another misleading food. Yes, the rolled oat and nuts seem like a healthy option, but the pre-packed ones often come loaded with sugar. You could easily be having 500-plus calories in a single bowl.

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Don’t be fooled by the "gluten free" label. That doesn’t necessarily mean the food is actually healthy. If it’s packaged or processed it can be as bad as anything else.

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Frozen foods can be practical and some people even say good, but they are full of calories. Even the diet versions are low in fat but still heavily processed and high in sodium.

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Margarine has been known as the healthy alternative for butter, but according to Reader’s digest, the trans fats in it can elevate your cholesterol and damage the walls of your blood vessels. The real alternative is olive oil. 

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