Chikako Mizokami, nutritionist and yoga instructor at Dharma Yoga Center
While it may be a miracle hangover cure, commercial coconut water probably isn’t doing your health any favors. Since most commercial coconut water is pasteurized, essential micronutrients are killed off in the process, turning the beverage into glorified sugar water. The only coconut water Mizokami recommends is a raw and unpasteurized kind.
Amanda Foti, senior registered dietitian at Selvera Wellness
Think picking up veggie chips over the potato versions in the snack aisle will give you an edge in the health department? Wrong. Most varieties are potato-based with added vegetable powder, making them nutritionally equal to regular potato chips, Foti says. They’re also high in fat and calories, low in fiber, and don’t provide the same nutritional benefits, like vitamins and minerals, found in whole sources of vegetables. Instead, Foti suggests reaching for snacks that use the whole vegetable -- like dried edamame, chickpeas, or green beans.