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Five so-called 'healthy' snacks to avoid

9/14/2013 - As the nation's collective waistline continues to expand, it has become more important than ever to educate yourself as to what sorts of foods truly are and are not healthy for you, despite what their labeling says or whether they are touted as "healthy." That is especially important for snacks that...

Why nightly snacks are unhealthy

4/27/2013 - It might seem harmless if you grab a bowl of cereal at night, but the fact is that it is better off if you eat that in the morning. New studies have shown that the human body is inclined to convert food consumed at night into fat and then converting it into energy during the daytime. The studyThe...

Review: Way Better Snacks delivers non-GMO, gluten-free, sprouted grain chips that are ridiculously delicious

4/20/2013 - My search for a healthy snack chip has led me to a phenomenally great-testing product from a company called "Way Better Snacks," makers of Sweet Chili Tortilla Chips. Let's get the basics out of the way first: These chips are Non-GMO Project verified, certified gluten-free, made with sprouted grains...

Smaller snacks can make you feel just as full

2/7/2013 - You might be eating nearly twice as much as you need to simply due to too large of a portion size, according to a study conducted by researchers from Cornell University and published in the journal Food, Quality and Preference. "This research supports the notion that eating for pleasure - hedonic...

Three energizing snacks to power you through your day

2/6/2012 - Most typical snacks are comprised of foods that have very little nutritional value and provide only short bursts of energy. They may satisfy your hunger for an hour, then leave your blood sugar bottoming out and your mind feeling confused and inefficient when they wear off. However, if you choose...

Consume healthy snacks for weight loss

1/10/2012 1:58:23 PM - Snacking is almost universally viewed as bad for health, primarily because snacks are associated with convenience foods like chips, popcorn and soda. The last thing many of us imagine is that snacks can not only be healthy, but also supportive of weight loss regimes. In fact, some scientists now believe...

Woman files class action lawsuit against Frito-Lay for marketing genetically-modified snacks as 'all natural'

1/5/2012 - Many major food manufacturers have been on a kick to jump on the "all natural" bandwagon, with all sorts of processed food products now claiming to be healthy and free of artificial and synthetic ingredients. However, one such company, Frito-Lay, is the subject of a new class action lawsuit that pegs...

CSPI to file lawsuit against General Mills for selling 'fruit' snacks that don't even contain the fruit

10/19/2011 - Consumers are increasingly holding junk food manufacturers responsible for the false claims they make about their products, especially when such products are labeled as "natural" or as containing fruit when they really do not. Attorneys from the nutrition advocacy group Center for Science in the Public...

Recent Study Finds High Sugar Content in Snacks for Children

8/5/2010 - A recent study on 186 food products intended to be consumed by children found many toddler snacks and cereals to contain remarkably high amounts of sugar. The study was conducted by Charlene Eliott culture and communications professor at the University of Calgary. The study reviewed cereal bars,...

Top organic gluten-free snacks

6/11/2010 - Good-tasting, wheat-free crackers, breads and cookies are hard to come by. Sure, there is an ever-growing amount of gluten-free products available, but many of these products have an unpleasant taste and texture that turns people off to the idea of eating anything that is gluten-free. Fortunately,...

"Healthy" Snacks Loaded with Sugar and Salt

3/13/2010 - Many children's snacks marketed as healthy alternatives are actually full of unhealthy ingredients like sugar, salt and fat, according to an analysis conducted by the consumer watchdog organization Which?. "Parents should be able to pick out healthy products for their kids' lunchboxes, but what you...

Snacks That Build Healthy Teeth Can Help Stop Your Sweet Tooth

9/3/2008 - Americans are obese due to over consumption of junk foods and sugar. Sugar has been called Sweet Poison and the Silent Killer for a good reason. It has many health risks including being linked to coronary heart disease and even cancer. There are healthy, yummy snacks you can eat to cut the sugar...

Most Consumers of Snacks Unwilling to Give Up Taste for Enhanced Nutrition

2/11/2008 - Even among those who are seeking healthier snack options, taste is still a more important factor than nutrition in selecting a product, according to a survey conducted by Datamonitor. Datamonitor surveyed consumers in the United States and Europe, with 1,000 of the respondents in the United States....

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