1) Fruit Juices:
You want a refreshing beverage, but you don't want to go for an unhealthy soda so you go for a "natural orange juice with no concentrate". Just because there's the word "fruit" on the bottle, it doesn’t mean real fruit juice will be found in it. Store bought fruit juices are 99.99% of the time, filled with chemicals and a TON of sugar. A healthier option would be homemade flavored water, add lemon wedges or berries to ice water and let it soak in your fridge.
2) Light Salad Dressing:
Sometimes, it's a better idea to go for a sandwich or burger than a salad that's drenched in salad dressing. Even if you decide to go for a "light" salad dressing, you may be adding way more sodium, sugar, and preservatives than is necessary onto your plate of healthy veggies. Drizzle your salad with EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) and balsamic vinegar to make sure you're actually being healthy.
Granola is one of those foods that HEAVILY marketed as "healthy", but many of us are unaware of the extra calories that lurk in granola. Oats, nuts, and dried fruits are healthy, but most brands that make granola add a ton of sugar and "flavor", so make sure to read the label before purchasing granola, or opt to make your own at home.
4) Flavored Soy Milk:
Soy milk seems like a healthier option than regular cow milk, and although it does have many health benefits (it's high in protein and potassium, low in cholesterol), the flavored variety is filled with sugar and unnecessary calories. If you're going to consume it everyday, opt for the unflavored version.
5) Gluten-free products:
First of all, if you do not have gluten intolerance, eating gluten-free won't make you healthier. If you still wish to eat gluten free (or if you really are intolerant and must eat gluten free) be aware that just because a food is gluten free, it does not mean that it's not processed, healthy, or calorie free. Although some gluten-free products are healthy, most of the processed variety found in supermarkets is not.
6) Frozen Yogurt:
Choosing frozen yogurt over full-fat ice cream is usually better for you, but this does not mean that frozen yogurt is a healthy food that gets a free pass. Frozen yogurt is high in sugar, and can be very high in calorie if you don't keep your eye on your portion and topping choices. Let frozen yogurt be a treat every once in a while, and make sure you don't have more than half a cup!