12 Junk Foods That Once Were Considered Healthy

In the past, many junk foods were marketed as healthy options.

Coca-Cola was once marketed as a health tonic and a cure for headaches and fatigue.

Pepsi-Cola was marketed as a digestive aid and energy booster.

Froot Loops were marketed as a nutritious breakfast option.

Jell-O was marketed as a health food that could aid digestion and improve skin and hair.

Cigarettes were once marketed as a weight-loss aid.

Candy cigarettes were marketed as a way to help children quit smoking.

Margarine was marketed as a healthier alternative to butter.

SnackWell's cookies were marketed as a low-fat, healthy snack option.

Granola bars were marketed as a healthy snack option, but many are high in sugar and calories.

Low-fat and fat-free foods were marketed as healthy options, but often contained added sugar and other unhealthy ingredients.

Vitaminwater was marketed as a healthy alternative to soda, but many varieties contain as much sugar as a can of Coke.

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