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BOTTOM LINE:Most commercial breakfast cereals are high in sugar and refined carbs, which are highly fattening and extremely unhealthy.
BOTTOM LINE:Agave is even higher in fructose than sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Excessive fructose consumption is strongly associated with obesity and all sorts of metabolic diseases.
BOTTOM LINE:Whole wheat bread is usually not made with actual whole grains. It spikes blood sugar just as fast as white bread and can contribute to various health problems.
BOTTOM LINE:Granola is often highly processed and contains added sugar and oil. It is very energy dense and easy to overconsume.
BOTTOM LINE:Low-fat yogurt is yogurt that has had the good stuff (saturated fat) removed, only to be replaced with something much worse, like sugar.
BOTTOM LINE:Most commercial salad dressings contain unhealthy ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and soybean oil. It is much better to make your own.
BOTTOM LINE:Fruit juice is high in sugar, but has no fiber. It is very easy to consume massive amounts of sugar from fruit juice.
BOTTOM LINE:Artificially sweetened beverages contain no sugar and no calories, but some studies show that they can stimulate the appetite.
BOTTOM LINE:Even though organic whole foods are healthy, a lot of organic but processed foods are made with unhealthy ingredients like sugar.
BOTTOM LINE:Trail mixes are very energy dense and are an excellent snack for people who need energy. However, they are high in both carbs and fat at the same time, which is a bad combination if weight loss is your goal.