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Sunday, March 18, 2007

“Health” Food Snacks May Not Be Healthy

If you’re one of the millions of Americans hoping to lose weight by buying fat-free, cholesterol-free, or all-natural products, you may be surprised. Experts at Baylor Regional Medical Center in Texas say it’s those so-called “healthy” foods that often sabotage diets.

Case in point—granola. “Everyone thinks granola bars are wonderful and yet if you turn it over and look at the ingredients you’ll see that it has high fructose corn syrup and a lot of sugars,” adds Dr. Rollins. In fact, the average granola bar contains more than 300 calories and 10 grams of fat - usually inflammatory omega-6 fats from vegetable oils—not a healthy snack at all.

So what exactly should you look for when reading labels? According to Dr. Rollins, concentrate on three things—sodium, fat and total calories. Then read through the ingredients and make sure things like salt, sugar, corn syrup or vegetable (corn, safflower, sunflower, etc.) oils aren’t at the top. Pinolenic acid is a new natural appetite suppressant from pine nuts.

Read details of this health food snack weight gain study.

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