When looking for ‘healthier’ options at the supermarket many of us likely head to the ‘health food aisle’, but as this dietitian explains, sometimes that’s not the best choice.
Rebecca Gawthorne, known as Nourished Naturally on Instagram, has shared some of the popular products she would and wouldn’t buy.
“Which health food aisle products would a Dietitian buy?” she captioned the video (which you can watch above).
Sugar-free chocolate chip cookies may sound like a great go-to if you have a sweet tooth, but Rebecca says they are “a no from me”.
“These are too heavily processed for my liking, and I’d much rather enjoy a regular cookie without all of the additives,” she adds.
Virgin coconut oil is another popular ‘health food’ Rebecca says she would avoid.
“This is an over-hyped heath product rich in saturated fats and I prefer to buy other oils as my primary cooking oil,” she says.
“I wouldn’t purchase this regularly.”
Roasted pumpkin seeds made the list of items she would add to her cart.
“These are rich in healthy fats and a good source of nutrients like magnesium and zinc. I would definitely buy these,” she says.
She would also “definitely purchase” the dry roasted mixed nuts.
“These are an excellent source of healthy fats, contain plant protein and minerals like iron,” Rebecca notes.
The video was praised by her followers, receiving close to 1,500 likes.
“Thank you for this clear information,” one person commented.
“Guilty of buying those cookies. Thank you,” another admitted.
While a third said: “Love this. You always believe this is the ‘healthy’ aisle until you are guided by someone such as yourself with your knowledge about nutrition.”
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