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I was hit with some cold, hard reality yesterday when I decided to check on the nutritional information of the wasabi peas on which I was happily snacking. Normally, of course, this is information that would be right on the package, but these peas were an impulse buy from a bulk bin; I remembered seeing them on a list somewhere of healthy snacks, so I went for it. But when I looked them up later, I discovered that one 1/4 cup serving is 106 calories, with 190mg of sodium. Not terrible! Just not great, either, considering I'd apparently already had at least 2 1/2 servings (I do love me some wasabi peas!).
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Anyway, the whole thing made me think about some other snacks that might not be as healthy as we think they are, such as:
1) Non-fat ice cream: When dairy products zap out the fat, they often add in sugar and the calorie count can still stay high (one cup of fat-free vanilla ice cream canRead More »from 4 Foods that Aren't as Healthy as You Think (And How to Make Them Better)