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Why Healthy Snacks May Not Be So Healthy

Updated: Nov 11, 2020

As you walk down the aisles of the grocery store, there are more and more “healthy snacks”. These snacks may be “healthier” as they most likely contain higher quality ingredients. However, if you look at their nutrition label, total calories, and the number of grams of fats and carbohydrates may tell a different story.

Of course please take into perspective that the calories you are consuming from these healthy snacks aren’t good or bad, it is solely a matter of do these calories fit into your daily caloric intake and goals. Use your target total calorie fat, carb, and protein intake to make decisions, not a label, wrapper, or ad.

The reason for stating the above paragraph is that although these healthy snacks may have higher quality ingredients, they most likely have just as many calories, or more, than a comparable snack that doesn’t use as healthy ingredients. Many healthy snacks use nuts and oils, or things like honey and maple syrup, which can result in you consuming more fats or carbs than you realize. So next time you’re contemplating buying one of these healthy snacks, flip it over and check the nutrition facts to see if it fits your goals.

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