10 'Healthy' Foods That Nutritionists Never Eat

Flavored yogurt

Yogurt is an easy way to get more good-for-your-gut probiotic bacteria along with calcium, protein, and vitamin D. But steer clear of flavored varieties with so much sugar

Canned soup

Sure, canned soups are a simple way to load up on veggies—and most of us don’t get enough. But they're often very high in sodium. 

Pre-made trail mix

Go nuts for nuts—just not all the other ingredients in most pre-made trail mixes, like dried and sweetened cranberries and high-sugar milk chocolate


kombucha is mostly fermented yeast. “Because so many people actually have an overgrowth of yeast in their digestive tracts, drinking kombucha regularly

Premade "olive oil" salad dressings

Shelf-stable, pre-made salad dressings aren’t necessarily doing your body any favors. “They’re usually made with preservatives you don't need,”

Fat-free fro yo

In half a cup of frozen yogurt, you will save about half of the calories (80 versus 140 or so), but the fat-free stuff can pack upwards of 20 grams of sugar, versus around 14 grams

Oat milk

Oat milk, a type of plant milk derived from whole oat grains, has had a health halo around it since it came out on the scene a few years ago. But drinking oat milk isn't the same

Gluten-free snacks

Even though naturally gluten-free foods like fruit, vegetables, quinoa, rice, corn, and potatoes are definitely good for you, many gluten-free packaged foods with high in calories

Agave nectar

Most agave syrups are highly processed and more closely resemble high-fructose corn syrup. What’s more, “agave nectar goes straight to the liver

Almond flour

Almond flour may be packed with protein, but it's also high in calories and fat, Upton points out. For example, half of a cup of almond flour contains 300 calories and 22 grams