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9. commercial fruit juices

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If you believe the big flashy labels that say 100% fruit, you are dead WRONG. Commercial fruit juices are one of those products that often contain large amounts of added sugars, dyes, and preservatives, and can lose their nutrients during pasteurization. So what are the alternatives? The best is to find a trusted local juice company or make your own fruit juice at home.

8. breakfast cereals

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We’ll blame it on marketing. Breakfast cereals aren’t as harmless as their cheerful colors and boxed toys suggest. In fact, they contain sugar in large quantities, artificial colors, preservatives, genetically modified products, and are often stripped of the nutrients they had before processing. Alternative? Try oatmeal with some fresh or dried fruit instead. It tastes great, and it’s actually good for you.

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