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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