9 ‘Healthy’ Store-Bought Snacks Making You Gain Weight

Judith J. Mercado

When shopping at the grocery store for simple, portable snacks you can easily have on hand throughout the day for a healthy bite that can aid in your weight loss efforts, you’re probably going to lean toward a certain type of snack. And those are the options that have been […]

When shopping at the grocery store for simple, portable snacks you can easily have on hand throughout the day for a healthy bite that can aid in your weight loss efforts, you’re probably going to lean toward a certain type of snack. And those are the options that have been touted as wholesome and clean in the health and wellness world. That makes the most sense, after all.

Yet, some store-bought snacks have gotten a “health halo” from wellness bloggers or aesthetic, rather than from their actual nutrition labels. And since these are pre-made and processed, they could become unhealthy very quickly simply because they’re mixed with less than stellar ingredients. Think trail mix, for example, that contains healthy almonds and pistachios but is also loaded up with white chocolate chips, sweetened coconut, and a glazed, sugary coating. All of that just turns this healthy snack food into a sugar-filled dessert.

To help make your food shopping adventures easier, we asked an expert to weigh-in and uncover some seemingly “healthy” snacks that are actually doing more damage than you may think, especially if you’re trying to lose weight. And while you’re making healthier choices, be sure to avoid sipping on any of the 108 Most Popular Sodas Ranked By How Toxic They Are.

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