Take a trip to the grocery store and you’ll be surrounded by products offering a ton of healthy benefits. From low calorie to low fat, and from vitamin-enhanced to detoxifying—the following eight so-called “good-for-you” products really aren’t that beneficial to your health.
Let’s find out why light beer, diet soda, and vitamin-enhanced waters really aren’t that smart for your health…
1. Light Beer
Light beer might suggest a misnomer that there are fewer calories in each bottle of can. However, that’s not always the case. Typically, a light beer label indicates less alcohol content—not fewer calories!
In fact, research from the Medical Journal of Australia notes that the meaning of “light” beer varies greatly between brands. For instance, a 12-ounce bottle of Bud Light or Coors Light still contains between 102- and 110 calories and 6.6 grams of carbohydrates. Plus, drinking light beer for a buzz typically leads to drinking more in quantity.