8 surprisingly unhealthy foods (3/9)

Do you reach for these food choices with the mistaken belief they are good for you?

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2. Banana and plantain chips

Some of us just love crunching on crisp, salty chips. But if you’re trying to steer clear of potato chips and think that plantain chips are the more virtuous, less-refined alternative, think again. Fried chips are fried chips, whether they’re made of potato, banana or the less-sweet banana relative plaintain. “You have to tell yourself, wait a minute, this isn’t really different from potato chips,” says Arrey. Many of these chips have sugar and salt added, not to mention a high fat content.

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