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These ‘Healthy’ Foods From Your Favorite Restaurant Chains Are Actually Horrible for You

In our whole grain, superfood, green-obsessed society it can be difficult to know what food is actually still good for us. Many restaurant chains have made attempts to join the health revolution with low calorie options that still pack plenty of carbohydrates, sugars, and high sodium. Avoid further food scams and be aware of these “healthy” options that are anything but.

Panera’s Green Passion Power smoothie

A woman stands in a green running jacket holding a green smoothie.

A woman stands in a green running jacket holding a green smoothie. Just because it’s green, doesn’t mean it’s healthy. | Dirima/iStock/Getty Images Plus

In recent years Panera Bread has revamped its menu items to be healthier. This included the addition of their Green Passion Power smoothie. While the smoothie does contain spinach, it also has a significant preservative content.

The smoothie is only 200 calories per serving, however it also packs 51 grams of carbs, 47 of which come from sugar. It only contains 4 grams of fiber which is one of the key nutrients you should be receiving from fruits and vegetables. Try a lower sugar homemade smoothie with all natural ingredients instead.

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