8 Foods People Think Are Healthy (But Aren't)

Between the mainstream media, the Food Pyramid, the gazillions of health blogs out there, and the premise that you can just walk into an organic store and anything you pull off the shelves will be healthy, it’s not hard to see why so many of us are confused as to what is actually healthy and what isn’t.

Being a wellness warrior is tricky business, and I don’t think anyone is exempt from falling into the trap of thinking something is healthy, only to find out later that it totally isn’t. Here are just some of the food items commonly confused thanks to clever marketing. 

About the Author

Jess Ainscough is an Australian writer, motivational speaker and the creator of The Wellness Warrior, where she shares her story of being diagnosed with a terminal cancer, and empowering herself to do everything she can to thrive in spite of it. She writes daily articles on courage, kindness, self-respect and nourishing your body. Jess is also the author of Make Peace With Your Plate: Change Your Life One Meal At A Time, published by Hay House.