Healthy Foods That Pack on the Pounds

Organic Snack Foods or Desserts

The word “organic” is the new “fat-free.” When it appears on labels, it gives products a halo of health. But muffins made with organic butter and organic sugar are still loaded with calories!

The same goes for organic ice cream, organic potato chips and organic cookies. A study done by a graduate student at Cornell University found that subjects reported preferring almost all the taste characteristics of the organically labeled foods, even though they were nutritionally identical to their conventionally labeled counterparts. The foods labeled organic were also perceived to be significantly lower in calories, lower in fat and higher in fiber, and more nutritious than their non-organic counterparts. The takeaway? You still have to do your homework and read the nutrition label to determine if a product is actually healthier! Don’t just assume it’s healthy because it’s organic.