If there’s one thing very few people know about sugar, is that it’s added in most of the foods we eat – even in those that aren’t sweet!
Aside from that, packaged snacks such as crackers and pretzels contain refined flower as their main ingredient (which, as we know, can increase blood sugar levels rapidly). Although they may give you a false sense of satiety, these quick foods have almost zero nutrients, which alters normal hunger patterns and might lead to over-eating.
Remember how I told you that fiber is essential to process sugar into the bloodstream correctly? Well, here’s how much fiber some foods really have compared to their carb content:
- Pretzels: 20.7 grams of carbs and 0.78 grams of fiber
- Saltine crackers: 20.7 grams of carbs and 0.78 grams of fiber
- Graham crackers: 21.7 grams of carbs and 0.95 grams of fiber
Simply said, the fiber you get just isn’t enough to make up for all those bad carbs and empty calories.
If you’re used to snacks or just love the habit, you can find much healthier alternatives in the form of nuts or veggie sticks with homemade cheese sauce.