14 ‘Health Foods’ That May Not Be as Nutritious as You Thought

Susan S. Johnson

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Navigating the grocery aisles in search of nutritious foods has become increasingly complex as an increasingly large number of so-called healthy products fill the shelves.

Companies often use wording on product labels and in their marketing to appeal to customers who are trying to make healthier choices. You might see claims on labels like:

  • low fat
  • vegan
  • gluten-free
  • low carb

Unfortunately, just because a food uses words like these on its label or

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Junk food can have a big impact on your carbon footprint

Susan S. Johnson

More Americans are starting to eat less meat—in one survey last year, nearly 6 of out 10 people said that they became more flexitarian or semi-vegetarian since the pandemic started. In many cases, they said the choice came from wanting to be more sustainable. But a new study explains that it’s not the only way to lower the carbon footprint of your diet.

Another approach: Eat less junk food. Soda and snacks don’t have the “carbon intensity” of meat, but because people tend to buy large quantities, the impact adds up. The study found that cutting the intake of candy,

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