Do YOU really know what’s in your food? Take DailyMail.com’s surprisingly tricky quiz to find out
Do you really know what’s in your food? Take DailyMail.com’s surprisingly tricky quiz below to find out.
We might think we know what is healthy for us — fruit and vegetables are good, sugar and candy is bad.
But some of the products on supermarket shelves marketed as healthy are loaded up with a surprising amount of calories, fat and sugar.
Nutritionist Lon Ben-Asher told DailyMail.com: ‘Just because a manufacturer labels or markets the product as healthy, doesn’t mean it’s good for you.
‘More often, choose whole fresh fruits, vegetables, low or no fat dairy without any added sugars/sweeteners, and look for no-salt-added on the label in packaged food items.’
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What has more fat — two large eggs or a Milky Way chocolate bar? Find out in DailyMail.com’s quiz above
Mr Ben-Asher recommended eating foods in their most natural form to ‘obtain the nutritional and health benefits without compromising your health based on the added fats, sodium, sugars or sweeteners, and additional calories’.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a healthy diet is one that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products.
It also contains a range of protein foods such as seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs and nuts. It is also low in added sugars, salt, saturated fats, trans fats, and cholesterol. The CDC recommends staying within the daily calorie intake of 2,000 calories for women and 2,500 for men.