• Jermichael Winn

Three foods that are less healthy than people think

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, ‘‘healthy eating includes consuming high-quality proteins, carbohydrates, heart-healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and water in the foods you take in while minimizing processed foods, saturated fats and alcohol.” Many foods aren`t as healthy as healthy as people believe they are. Three of them are egg whites, almond milk, and juice.

Egg white is the clear liquid, viscous substance

around the yolk of an egg that turns white when cooked or beaten. Egg whites can raise your cholesterol. According to Mayo Clinic ‘‘if you have diabetes, high cholesterol or heart disease, limit the daily cholesterol intake to no more than 200mg a day. This shows the amount of cholesterol in egg whites can affect your body.

Almond milk is a plant milk manufactured from almonds with a creamy texture and nutty flavor, although other types or band are flavored in imitation of dairy milk. According to Science Alert, ‘‘by themselves, almonds are protein powerhouses. But by volume, a typical glass of almond milk is only about 2 percent almonds and contains almost no protein. And all the vitamins in it are added.’’ This shows almond milk doesn’t have nearly as much protein as actual almonds.

Juice is a beverage made from the extraction or pressing out of the natural liquid contained in fruit and vegetables. Some people try to lose weight by going on juice fasts, but this can lead to negative health effects. According to Science Alert, ‘‘In the short term, a high-sugar, low-protein diet means hunger pangs, mood swings, and low energy. In the long term, you can lose muscle mass, since muscles rely on protein.

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