One of the more generic terms as it relates to diet, wellness and exercise is "health food."
Apparently, these two words joined together are the antithesis of junk food, whether you're pinpointing sweets, sugar or anything else that is deemed to be unhealthy based on anything from fat content, sugar or total number of calories.
But health food isn't always the great equalizer that it pretends to be, which is particularly frustrated given most of this food is classified as not only good for you but also comes with it a hefty price tag. Labeling a dish, entree, drink or snack as healthy should come with it great responsibility but often doesn't. Instead, foods that are coveted by dieters and weight loss buffs alike actually should be banished back to being considered junk foods, rather than the ones that are unfairly marketed or branded as being good for you.
The biggest culprit would have to easily be the energy drink or flavored waters. The latter not only is filled with artificial sweeteners but often uses words like "vitamin" when the real marquee selling point is nothing more than sugar and water combined. The only argument for these types of drinks is if you are a professional athletes and need the sugar or electrolytes because you can't possibly ingest enough calories to keep pace with your active lifestyle.
Aside from that, you'll just be adding more calories and sugar than you ultimately will ever need, even though because of the name and branding you believe you are getting something better for you.
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