The 10 bad things we do to good foods

SINGAPORE - Do you love your deep-fried chicken, juice your fruits to make yummy morning smoothies or go use olive oil in your daily cooking? If you do, you may be guilty of these food crimes.

Most natural, unprocessed foods are highly nutritious - until you make them unhealthy by preparing them wrongly or adding unwholesome ingredients to them.

Take olive oil for an example. While it's one of the best as far as healthy fats go, if it is heated till it smokes, its molecular structure is changed and it loses allof its health benefits, says Pooja Vig, nutritionist and co-founder of The Nutrition Clinic.

Check out what are the 10 terrible things we do to good foods:

This article first appeared in the October 2014 issue of Shape.

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