Finding healthy groceries is harder than ever. Unfortunately, a product's health claim—like low-fat, gluten-free, or vegan—doesn't mean it's healthy.
Chips are a great snack for a ball game or BBQ. Chips aren't healthy, though.
. A study indicated that childhood potato chip eating increases the risk of chronic illnesses .
The fruit-on-the-bottom selections are mostly artificial tastes and a little fruit in syrup.
Added sugars are linked to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, cognitive loss, and cancer.
"Gluten-free products can be healthy, but many are full of empty calories from added sugar, fat ," warns Best.
"These products are necessary for those with gluten intolerance , but lack of gluten doesn't automatically make them healthy."
Healthline experts say many granola bars include additional sugar, calories, and unnatural chemicals.
They're heavy in added sugar, fat, and calories but poor in fiber, whole grains, and protein.