51 'Healthy' Foods that Really Aren't

Don't let the labels fool you -- our experts tell you which so-called healthy foods you should skip and what to buy instead (53 Photos)

Jessica Smith on Jul 12, 2012 at 2:06PM

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51 'Healthy' Foods that Really Aren't

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Health Food Imposter #22: Yogurt Covered Raisins

“They sound like the perfect snack -- vitamin-rich dried fruit and protein-packed yogurt -- but the so-called “yogurt” on these raisins isn’t yogurt at all; it’s a coating made of oil, sugar and yogurt powder,” says Batayneh. “What’s more, the oil is often partially hydrogenated, which means those yogurt-covered raisins contain trans fats.” Yikes!

The Better Pick: Eat the real deal instead, recommends Batayneh. “A quarter cup serving of yogurt-covered raisins contains 130 calories, 5 grams of fat, 19 g sugar and 1 gram of protein, while a 3/4 cup serving of nonfat Greek yogurt has 100 calories, 7 grams of sugar and 18 grams of protein, leaving you plenty of caloric room for a sprinkling of raisins or blueberries.”

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