Chips Ahoy! Cookies have the top 4 unhealthy ingredients that are found everywhere. Partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavor, and caramel color. There are 11 grams of sugar per serving and that more than anyone needs from a single snack.

Reduced-fat peanut butter is worse for you than regular peanut butter. When the fat is taken out of the peanut butter the companies replace it with sugar. There are peanut butters on the market where the only ingredients are peanuts and salt – like Open Nature. Read the labels to find the right fit.

Veggie burgers are made with artificial favors, disodium inosinate, and caramel color. Many vegetarian options are not as clean as you would think. Disodium inosinate is similar to MSG that improves taste and creates cravings for more food. Read the labels on both beef and veggie patties to find the cleanest options.

helpful nutritional facts from healthy lifestyle secretsSecret: Artificial chocolate is never as good as the real thing in more ways than one. The taste of artificial chocolate is bland and is like eating cardboard. This chocolate is made of polysorbate 60 which is short for polyoxyethylene-20-sorbitan monostearate. It is made from corn, palm oil, and petroleum that can not spoil. In many cases it replaces dairy products. When contaminated it can cause cancer and other health issues over time.

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