Which Health Food Fakes Are Fooling You?

Find out which foods might not be so healthy after all.

Which Health Food Fakes Are Fooling You?

When you peruse aisles at the grocery store, you probably notice all sorts of claims, packaging designs, and enticing images that make products seem healthy. But which ones should you trust? Check out these health food fakes that might be fooling you.

Sugar-Free

You probably see these signs on many of the products you pick off the shelves. Unfortunately, something that’s free of sugar isn’t necessarily healthy for you. Removing sugar often means having to replace it with something else to maintain flavor, like fat, salt and artificial sweeteners. Unfortunately, the jury is still out on the health effects of artificial sweeteners and they may actually help you gain weight. Instead, have sweet treats after you’ve eaten something healthy and have them in smaller portions.

Have you ever gotten to the last little bit of a vegetable or fruit and thought they only thing left to do was toss it? Or maybe you didn't get to one before it looked like it should be thrown out? Well there's no need to create more food waste! Here are two foods you can regrow right at home instead of throwing out.

Leftover Ginger

  1. Fill a bowl or cup with water and place your bit of ginger root inside.
  2. After a few weeks, watch for little sprouts to form.
  3. At this point, transfer the ginger to some potted soil. Give it plenty of space and moisture.
  4. After a few weeks, harvest your new ginger root!

Sprouted Potato

  1. Note where the sprouts (or eyes) are on the potato. Cut it in half so there are sprouts on both halves.
  2. Let the halves dry out overnight on a paper towel.
  3. Plant the dried potato halves in soil, cut side down.
  4. Small potatoes will be ready to harvest in about 10 weeks, while larger potatoes will be ready in about three to four months.

There's no need for food waste here when you know the tips and tricks to use up all your food at home. And click here to see which foods you can keep past the Sell By date!