We make a lot of assumptions about what's healthy and what isn't. How much do you really know about so-called healthy foods and behaviors? Take this quiz to see if you can separate the good from the bad.
Read the labels before you buy instead of simply choosing a product for its marketing appeal.
Brushing too hard can cause receding gumlines. A lighter touch is better for your teeth and mouth.
It is considered a potential health hazard, and it affects your body long after you've left the beach.
Overdosing on salt and sugar offsets any benefits of light dressings.
Restaurants often pack on the cheese to add substance to these veggie dishes.
Diet plans often stress eating numerous small meals, but some studies show that this can actually backfire. You should eat about three meals per day.
It has about 200 milligrams of sodium. Crazy-high levels of salt make many canned soups an unhealthy option.
Your body will do away with many excess vitamins, but in some cases they can be toxic.
High sugar content makes granola a calorie-heavy option.
Moderate sun exposure provides vitamin D and is vital to bone and muscle development.
They often have too much salt. You're far better off eating fresh foods and regulating your portions.
Naps can be refreshing from time to time, but they can also worsen insomnia.
The fat and sodium levels make this a poor way to ingest your green veggies
For many companies, the gluten-free fad has a lot do with marketing and profiteering.
It's best to avoid butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) if you can.
No matter the color, corn tortilla chips have similar levels of salt, fat and calories.
Plus, it doesn't do anything to stop viruses, which cause many of our handwashing-related health problems
They aren't healthy in general, but the lack of protein means you'll just have an energy crash shortly after you eat one.
One serving could have 15 or more grams of sugar.
Many don't list water treatment history. In some cases your tap water is actually purer than the bottled stuff.
Deli meat often has nitrates and is not always as healthy as people want to believe.
It seems counterintuitive, but diet sodas can lead to unwanted weight gain.
Sulfur dioxide is used as a preservative but can cause dangerous reactions in allergic consumers.
It doesn't really help. You're better off eating regularly to avoid swings in body chemistry.
They often include too much sugar. Sticking with regular old water is the best choice.
It may lead to a 36 percent increase in metabolic syndrome, and it may trigger Type 2 diabetes.
There are 680 calories in it. Smoothies, especially from retail stories, are notorious for their caloric punch.
You should wait 30 minutes. Let your saliva neutralize acids in your mouth before brushing — it will preserve your enamel.
Many protein bars and trail mixes are chock-full of calories and sugar, but a low-sodium jerky can help your body recover.
Actually, even one may be pushing it. Showering too often can be hard on your skin and hair.