7 'healthy' foods that dietitians never eat

Sorry to break it to you, but certain "healthy" foods aren't really healthy at all.

Even if a product labels itself as "organic" or "low-fat" in big, bright letters and bold font, eating it may be doing more harm for your body than good. In fact, when it comes to peanut butter, you might be better off with the generic version or even opting for something else entirely. Experts maintain that the healthiest way to enjoy peanut butter is by looking for the products with the shortest ingredient list! 

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Dieticians and nutritionists know that some foods aren't as healthy as they seem. Here are the foods that the experts will avoid at all costs.

Juice cleanses

No matter how many celebrities may swear by the rejuvenation juice cleanses offer their bodies, this fad is actually full of sugar and lacks the fiber required for a healthy diet. 

Reduced-fat peanut butter

Don't be fooled by its name! When the fat comes out, sodium and sugar go in. Look for products with the fewest ingredients possible. 

Cereals with natural sugars 

They may sound healthier, but sugar and syrup made from fruit should not replace eating actual fruit. 

High-fiber granola bars

Basically, these chocolate-drizzled treats are candy bars disguised as fiber bars. Dieticians say to opt for foods that are naturally high in fiber, like veggies, beans or nuts. 

Diet sodas

They may be advertised as better for you than regular soda, but they contribute nothing to your diet and often contain artificial chemicals thought to increase food cravings.

Smoothies

Did you know that many smoothies have 400 calories and 50 grams of sugar? Make sure to put these colorful drinks on your "bad" list! 

Fruit-flavored yoga

Fruit and yogurt sound like two healthy combinations, fruit-flavored yogurts are actually loaded with sugar. Experts maintain to go for plain yogurt and add fresh fruit for some additional nutrients! 

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Smoothies are actually packed with more sugar than you'll ever know. And when it comes to high-fiber bars, just know that many of them are merely glorified candy bars, packed with sugar and carbs! 

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As you kick off the new year, make sure to keep these dietitian-approved tips in mind! So put down that low-fat peanut butter, and learn which products the experts avoid. 

For more "New Year, New You" food inspiration, scroll through below. 

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California Chicken, Veggie and Avocado Rice Bowls by Half Baked Harvest | Tieghan Gerard

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New Year's Detox Salad by The Healthy Apple | Amie Valpone

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Chicken Shawarma with Green Beans and Zucchini by Food & Wine 

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Greek Salad Pita Sandwiches by bon appetit

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Big Italian Salad by Food & Wine

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Farro-And-Kale Salad With Olives And Pine Nuts by Food & Wine

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Sesame Ginger Chicken Meatballs by Food & Wine

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Broccolini, Mushroom and Sesame Salad by Food & Wine

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Warm Chicken Sandwiches with Mushrooms, Spinach and Cheese by bon appetit

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Curried Carrot Soup with Maple Roasted Chickpeas by Vegetarian Ventures | Shelly

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Celery, Fennel and Apple Salad with Pecorino and Walnuts by Food & Wine

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Blood Orange, Kale and Lentil Salad by PDXfoodlove | Rebekah Hubbard

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Sweet Potato Crust Quiche by Live and Love to Eat | Claire Marshall

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Kickin' Turkey Club Wrap by Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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Brussels Sprouts with Sausage and Cumin by Food & Wine

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Charred Broccoli and Red Onion Salad by Food & Wine

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Vegetable Summer Rolls with Chile-Lime Dipping Sauce by Food & Wine

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Curried Cauliflower Tartine with Hummus, Scallion and Chili Oil by Brooklyn Vegetarian | Amy Jennings

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Curried Tofu and Avocado Dip with Rosemary Pita Chips by Food & Wine

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Chopped Salad by Crazy Sexy Kitchen | Kris Carr with Chef Chad Sarno

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Red Lentil Dal with Coconut Milk and Kale by Food & Wine

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Tomato, White Bean and Kale Soup by Fork Knife Swoon | Laura Bolton

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Roasted Root Vegetables with Tamari by Food & Wine

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Chicken Chile Soup by Food & Wine

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Roast Chicken Panzanella by Food & Wine

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Vegan Zucchini Sweet Potato Rolls by Lemons and Basil | Kaylee Pauley

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Vegetarian Chili with Barley, Quinoa and Beans by Food & Wine

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Cucumber Mint Salad with Creamy Lemon-Greek Yogurt Vinaigrette by Food & Wine 

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Kitchen Sink Soba Noodles by Food & Wine

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Moroccan Spiced Roasted-Heirloom Cauliflower Salad by  A Couple Cooks | Sonja & Alex

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Quinoa Wraps with Black Beans, Feta and Avocado by Marin Mama Cooks | Jackie Grandy

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Moroccan Red Lentil with Chard by Feed Me Phoebe | Phoebe Lapine

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Asparagus and Red Quinoa Salad by bon appetit

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Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken by Campbell's Kitchen

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Stewed White Beans with Green Chile and Herbs by Food & Wine

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Veggie and Yogurt Sandwich by Haylie Duff

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Vegan Berry Crunch Smoothie Bowl by Domesticate ME! | Serena Wolf

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Korean Sushi Rolls with Walnut-Edamame Crumble by Food & Wine

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Quinoa Fried Rice by Feed Me Phoebe | Phoebe Lapine

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Mediterarnean Vegetable and Bean Salad by Chef Billy Parisi

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Crockpot Quinoa Lentil Tacos by Begin Within Nutrition | Cristina Cavanaugh

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Pork and Pineapple Fried Rice by Food & Wine

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Shrimp and Vegetable Summer Rolls by Food & Wine

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Mashed Avocado and Chickpea Salad by The Skinny Fork | Amanda Plott

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Quinoa Salad with Spring Vegetables by Food & Wine

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Soba Noodle Bowl with Garlic Sesame Ginger Tamari Sauce by Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes | Heather Poire

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Spicy Green Papaya Salad by Food & Wine

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Summer Chopped Salad with Quick Pickled Vegetables by Food & Wine

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Mexican Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa and Black Beans by Love & Lentils | Sophia Zergiotis

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Warm Spaghetti Squash Salad by Food & Wine

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Thai Brussels Sprouts Salad by food & Wine

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Whole Wheat Rigatoni with Roasted Vegetables by Food & Wine

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Turkey and Lettuce Cups by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Sweet Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Cheese with Balsamic Glaze by ragamuffinrecipes | Maura Boylan

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Hummus Deviled Eggs by Food & Wine

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Tuna Niçoise Sandwiches by Campbell's Kitchen

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