Dietitian reveals what she would NEVER buy from the health food aisle at Woolworths and Coles

Dietitian reveals exactly what she would and would NEVER buy from the ‘health food aisle’ – and it’s not all good news

  • A Sydney dietitian shared her health food aisle recommendations
  • Rebecca Gawthorne, from Sydney, posted a video on Instagram
  • The aisle is filled with ‘healthier’ products compared to others
  • But there’s some items Rebecca wouldn’t buy herself

A leading dietitian has revealed exactly what she would buy when browsing the ‘health food aisle’ at the supermarket.

Sydney mum Rebecca Gawthorne, better known as Nourished Naturally on Instagram, shared a video with her 150,000 followers outlining her recommendations.

Shelves down this aisle are filled with products deemed to be ‘healthier’ compared to others, including sugar-free chocolate, low-carb carbs and protein powder.

But there’s some items Rebecca would avoid.

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Sydney mum Rebecca Gawthorne, better known as Nourished Naturally on Instagram, shared a video detailing exactly what she would buy and avoid when browsing the 'health food aisle'

Sydney mum Rebecca Gawthorne, better known as Nourished Naturally on Instagram, shared a video detailing exactly what she would buy and avoid when browsing the ‘health food aisle’

Shelves down this aisle are filled with products deemed to be 'healthier' compared to others, including sugar-free chocolate, low-carb carbs and protein powder

Rebecca first picked up a bag of roasted pumpkin seeds which 'rich in healthy fats and a good source of nutrients like magnesium and zinc'

Shelves down this aisle are filled with products deemed to be ‘healthier’ compared to others, including sugar-free chocolate, low-carb carbs and protein powder

Rebecca first picked up a bag of roasted pumpkin seeds then a packet of sugar-free cookies and compared the two.

She said the pumpkin seeds are ‘rich in healthy fats and a good source of nutrients like magnesium and zinc’ and highly recommends this buy.

To compare, the chocolate chip cookies were ‘too heavily processed’ and she would prefer a ‘regular cookie without all the additives’.

Next, she picked up a bag of sugar-free cookies which were 'too heavily processed' and she would prefer a 'regular cookie without all the additives

Rebecca also suggested buying virgin coconut oil infrequently

Next, she picked up a bag of sugar-free cookies which were ‘too heavily processed’ and she would prefer a ‘regular cookie without all the additives’. Rebecca also suggested buying virgin coconut oil infrequently

‘Next up we have virgin coconut oil. This is an overhyped heath product rich in saturated fats and I prefer to buy other oils as my primary cooking oil,’ she said, adding: ‘I wouldn’t purchase this regularly.’

She then chose dry roasted mixed nuts which are an ‘excellent source of healthy fats’ and contain plant-based protein, including iron.

Rebecca recommended this purchase.

Rebecca Gawthorne’s health food aisle recommendations:

Rebecca would buy:

– Dry roasted mixed nuts

– Roasted pumpkin seeds

Rebecca wouldn’t buy:

– Virgin coconut oil

– Sugar-free chocolate chip cookies

After 48 hours the video was viewed more than 31,000 time and many thanked Rebecca for sharing her recommendations.

‘So helpful,’ one person wrote, another added: ‘Thank you for this clear information!’

A third asked what oil she would suggest, to which Rebecca said: ‘Extra virgin olive oil is a great choice for majority of you home cooking.’

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