Saturday, August 8, 2009

Healthy or not?

I've been trying to focus on eating as many unprocessed foods as possible. It's pretty easy to do this time of year, but it gets a lot more difficult in winter with the decline in produce. There are so many pseudo-healthy foods out there now, so I've become a label-reader. Take pretzels, for instance. I used to eat them all the time because the package said "fat-free", so I thought they were healthy. However, pretzels lack fiber, protein, and other nutrients. Also, the sodium-level per serving will not do you any favors in the water-retention department. Even worse, after consuming these empty calories, you may end up being even more hungry than you were when you started snacking! When you're shopping this week, stick to the perimeter of the store and avoid the aisle with "fat-free" and "100 calorie" snacks.

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