15 Surprisingly Unhealthy Foods You Should Stop Eating Right Now

Think these “healthy” foods are helping you lose weight or eat better? Here’s why they’re not as nutritious as you think.


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Packaged turkey

Yes, turkey is good, lean protein, and on a sandwich with whole-grain bread, lettuce, tomato, and other veggies, it isn’t a bad lunch choice. One culprit here is sodium; a two-ounce serving of some brands has as much as 450 grams of sodium, nearly one-third the daily limit recommended by the American Heart Association.

What’s more, packaged turkey is a processed meat, which is classified as a carcinogen. The healthier move: Buy low-sodium slices (look for less than 350 mg sodium per two-ounce serving) or roast and slice your own meat.

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