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healthy snacks, are not always what they seem

Updated on July 28, 2016

In the market find variety of healthy snacks offered as an alternative to soothe the peckish between meals without neglecting the diet, however,

OCU study reveals that these foods are not always what they seem.

Snacks Under Scrutiny

Are promoted as good rich alternative fiber, satiating with good nutrients or cholesterol or added sugar, however, the OCU has analyzed 24 market products that are labeled as healthy snacks (or at least promoted), finding results very different.

The analysis includes the OCU granola bars, protein bars, rice cakes or corn, biscuits 0% sugars and high in fiber.

After analyzing all these foods nutritionally, it is concluded that most are not as healthy as they claim to be, because they have high proportions of sugar and saturated fat s in its composition.

In addition, I would add that many of these products are concentrated in calories, because their ration is very small and yet less than 30 grams can offer more than 100 Kcal.

Then, as with granola for example, these snacks considered healthy, are not always what they seem.

What can we do about it?

The first thing to always consider is that food can not be what they claim to be, because

marketing strategies are often misleading and we must be very critical when choosing what to eat.

Many food hidden sugar in its composition, even those who consider healthier, why, we must look carefully labeled and ingredients of each product, noting that the sugar can receive different names.

Furthermore, it is essential to note that the higher the degree of processing of a food more likely we are to find fat, sugar and sodium in excess, therefore the healthiest snacks are the natural or those who can work out at home with our own hands.

Some recipes for nutritious snacks you can prepare at home are not very complex and not only become healthier but also less expensive than commercial snacks.


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