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Foods You Need to Get Out of Your Kitchen

By Sara Butler

Are you under the impression that your kitchen cabinets are full of foods that are generally healthy? Well, you may want to take another look. That's because some foods that can seem healthy won't help you to reach your health and wellness goals if you're eating them too often. While these foods may seem healthy, they're really foods that you should eat in moderation. Here are a few that could be lurking in your cabinets.

Rice Cakes

Your grandmother probably ate rice cakes as a way to stay healthy and trim, but here's a little secret: Rice cakes aren't actually good for you. They're made of simple carbohydrates that are digested by the body very quickly and tend to cause a spike in blood sugar. That means you'll feel an initial rush of energy but crash soon after -- and be hungrier sooner, too.

Cream of Something Soup

Most people think soups are relatively healthy, but even soups made from vegetables, if they're cream-based, are not good. They're often full of sodium and unhealthy fillers such as corn syrup that are better to keep away from your lips.

Soy Milk

Alternatives to dairy milk are all the rage these days, but some are better than others. Soy milk concerns some health professionals because of studies that have shown it can disrupt the body's natural hormone production, especially for men. Almond milk or oat milk is a better choice if you tend to drink a lot.

Granola Bars

Granola bars may seem like a good on-the-go option. After all, they're made mostly of oats and oats are a whole grain, right? Not so fast, Cowboy.

Granola bars are often very dense in calories and high in fat, They also contain a lot of added sugar and are more akin to eating a candy bar than anything truly healthy. Avoid these types of bars or, better yet, make your own at home so you can control what does and doesn't go into them.

Egg Substitutes

Egg substitutes are highly processed and are so far from the real thing that they must have synthetic vitamins added to them in order to increase their nutrition profile. If you want eggs, you're far better off going for the real thing. Eggs are very healthy and have a lot of nutrients and protein.

Information about nutrition is constantly changing. If you have questions, the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic are a great resource.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Buford, Ga.

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