Most people think of their fridge as a nutritional safety zone, home to fresh and minimally-processed foods like fruits and veggies, yogurt, and milk. However, some of the staples you stash in there may not be as healthy as you think. In fact, recent research published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research shows that most of us tend to overeat when we're consuming food that's been labeled healthy because subconsciously, we consider it less filling. The solution? Knowing what the worst offenders are so it's easier to keep only truly good for you foods in your fridge—even down to the condiments. "If you don't have it in the house, you're not going to eat it, simple as that," says Sarah Krieger, RD, and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
This article was originally published by our partners at Prevention.