Organic Foods That Are Still Junk Food

Just because it's organic doesn't mean it's always good for you.

By Reader's Digest Editors
Organic Foods That Are Still Junk Food© Comstock/Thinkstock

Just because it’s organic doesn’t mean it’s automatically good for you.

1. Soda

You may find soda that’s free of artificial colors, preservatives, and even the dreaded corn syrup. However, it’s still full of sugar even if it’s called organic liquid cane syrup, evaporated cane juice, brown rice syrup, etc.

We suggest: Try some seltzer with lime or one of these calorie-free beverages.

2. Macaroni and cheese

Kraft’s ubiquitous blue box is now available with organic cheddar cheese! Gone are artificial colors and preservatives, but this food is still more of a snack than a meal. Plus it contains no vegetables and only 2 grams of fiber.

We suggest: Toss in some steamed vegetables to get more vitamins.

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  • Your Comments

    • cb

      Lame article stating the obvious. Now I remember why it’s called Reader’s Disgust.

    • Alex Reynolds

      finally whole foods and a few others are labelling gmo products-consumer demand trumps all

    • Beulah Barrett

      Kashi uses GMO. If you care about that, best to not eat it.

    • Alex Reynolds

      Correct studies out of europe have linked GMO to cancer, monsanto is worse than any terrorist organization

    • Alex Reynolds

      Get rid of the GMO crap and you will be good

    • Mary Dries Coates

      You forgot nutella, it is still a junk food. It is 200 calories and 110 is fat calories. Even Jif is producing their own brand now because Nutella has taken a chunk out of the peanut butter crowd. Anything with chocolate is still sugar and palm oil.

    • unknown

      for one organic food is delicous and healthy it does pay better to eat healthier than the gmo artificial crap. ill stick to my organic diet i have never felt so much better since i switched to organic

    • Goober

      If anyone actually believes that eating everything that is “healthy” for you will prevent diseases like Cancer , is a fool. It’s not the calories–it’s the moderation. We only live once so why not treat oneself to some food that is just plain delightful to eat.

    • Gary Drake

      Maybe it is just my non organic fed mind, but when did organic claim to be fat, calorie,salt, sugar free?

    • JoelM

      If you needed to read this article to find this out there is no hope for you. You will always be fat and dumb.