Pop quiz time: Guess which "healthy" snack has more fat than a Big Mac?
If you guessed Yoghurt-covered peanuts -- but I'm betting you most assuredly did not -- you're right. Turns out that one of the most popular "healthy" treats out there contains three times more saturated fat than an iconic McDonald's "two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame bun" burger. Now that's saying something.
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A bag of the sweet nuts totals 36.5 grams of saturated fat while a Big Mac has 10 g. How can a simple snack have such a high fat content? The "yoghurt" coating is a misnomer. This layer of yoghurt is most definitely not your wholesome, John Stamos-endorsed, Greek kind and it contains mostly sugar, dry milk, and hydrogenated oil. (Which probably explains why the brand doesn't even spell it correctly. "Oh, you thought we meant yogurt. Nope!")
Oh, and it gets better -- or worse. The sweet snacks' calorie count clocks in at a shocking 1,092. And, since it's typically recommended that the average woman consume roughly 2,000 calories a day, that's more than half your daily allowance in one crummy snack! So, the next time the 4 o'clock munchies creep up on you and you hit the vending machine, be sure to steer way clear of these "healthy nuts" that are more than a little crazy.
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