Video reveals ingredients in what we ‘think’ is healthy

How could a bran muffin and sushi NOT be good choices?

Rachel Beller, a nationally-known nutritionist who has appeared on TV shows like “The Biggest Loser” and “The Dr. Oz Show,” demonstrates in this Good Morning America video called food autopsies what we are actually eating in some of those choices that we “think” are healthy, and then she reveals a nutritious alternative.

It’s so good that I wanted to share it with you.

For example, the bran muffin has a dark color that makes us think it’s a great source of fiber, but instead it’s loaded with molasses and other coloring agents. The better alternative: a parfait of greek yogurt, fruit, high fiber cereal and cinnamon. Beller reminds us that we too often eat foods that are full of refined grains and short on disease-fighting fruits and vegetables and protein.

Nationally-known nutritionist Rachel Beller unveils what's really in a bran muffin on a segment of Good Morning America. Uploaded

Nationally-known nutritionist Rachel Beller unveils what's really in a bran muffin on a segment of Good Morning America. Uploaded by Karrey Britt

She also reminds us to watch the nibbling when cooking or feeding kids because those calories can quickly add up. I won’t soon forget a video of a mom tasting as she was cooking with a calorie counter clicking away in the corner of the screen. It was an eye-opener to me, so I encourage people to stop and eat a real snack that has a balance of protein, whole grains and vegetables or fruit.

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