You usually get what you pay for, and that’s exactly the case with this low-budget oils. “Cheap refined vegetable oils are known for their high amounts of omega-6 fatty acid content, and while we absolutely need omega-6’s to survive, our Western diets get way too much of them, possibly leading to systemic inflammation, which can lead to chronic disease,” explains Pine. “Further, the majority are made from genetically modified plants.” Instead she suggests you opt for Thrive Algae Oil, which is composed of 90 percent monounsaturated fat (omega-9, the heat stable “good” fat), has a neutral taste, is sustainably produced, and doesn’t contain any GMOs. On the flip side, these are the 10 foods that used to be bad for you but aren’t anymore.
“A basic tortilla takes about four ingredients to construct—flour, water, oil, and salt—but some brands, like one that claims to contain spinach, uses no fewer than 30 ingredients to construct these wraps, and spinach falls under the ‘2 percent or less’ portion of the ingredients statement,” says Janine Whiteson, RD. That’s not a joke! Spinach wraps with less than 2 percent spinach… So what is this wrap made of? “A lot of enriched flour and vegetable shortening, neither of which makes for a healthy sandwich. Consuming one serving of these wraps is the caloric equivalent of consuming four Pizza Hut Traditional Buffalo Wings!” Although tortillas aren’t the best option, they’re not as bad as these 10 foods that are directly tied to cancer.
Vegetable rice blends
When it comes to rice mixes that tout healthful ingredients, like broccoli, you can bet that there’s not much of the green stuff in there. “Neither cheese nor broccoli ranks higher than partially hydrogenated palm oil one popular rice mix,” notes Whiteson. “This is a salt mine—by eating one small serving of this, you will have consumed a day’s worth of sodium. These products are extremely high in artery-clogging saturated fat! And really…. broccoli? I think there might be broccoli dust somewhere in there—but nowhere near enough to deem this at all healthy.” Stay away! This rice blend is one of many foods that are surprisingly high in sodium.