5 Most Unhealthy Snacks
what would life be without snacking, especially when you’re watching a movie, reading a book, or meeting your friends for coffee? Nibbling on something is a must because without it, the activity would be incomplete. But if we could see how unhealthy snacking on junk food is, would it make a difference? Would it convince us to take the more boring but healthier path to life? Let us take a look at some of the favorite unhealthy snack-foods of all times.
Unhealthy Snack # 1: French Fries
On their own or as a side dish, french fries are usually a must to make any meal yummy. From little kids to adults, they are an evergreen favourite. In actuality, one serving is a mass of starch and salt. To make it even simpler this means fat. This kind of snack will not only stack on the pounds but will even make you feel low and tired most of the time. For little kids, a serving of fries may fill them up temporarily but will provide no nutritional value to their diet. Furthermore, and this is a well known fact insulin is released from potatoes, making it risky not just for diabetics but everyone else too.
Unhealthy Snack # 2: Potato Chips
Similarly, potato chips, a much-beloved snack the world over and by people of all ages has its disadvantages. If baked at home they can be healthier but otherwise they are cooked in oil and they have a tendency to absorb a lot of oil when they are frying. The high salt content is unhealthy. You don’t have to suffer from blood pressure to know that potato chips on a regular basis must be avoided. The other problems with chips are they often fill you up and when it’s meal time you find yourself unable to eat your healthy meal. Arguably, other food experts insist consumers look at the flipside. They say that because once consumed the carbs turn into sugar in our body and makes us feel, for the moment energetic but very soon the body begins to suffer from hunger pangs. Also, because of the high temperatures at which the chips are fried whatever precious little nutrients are available in the dish are done away with.
Unhealthy Snack # 3: Nachos
Nachos with cheese is another very popular but very unhealthy snack. Again, unless you decide to make the dish at home, baked and loaded with fresh vegetables and salsa, the kind you get at cafes or movie theatres is usually been deep fried and steeped in salt and cholesterol. It is also impossible to determine what quality of cheese has been used. According to some food experts a small, 100-gramme portion can have up to 306 calories. And this isn’t even your meal. Both the fat in the cheese and the carbohydrates in the chips is yet another dish that will pile on the pounds and make you feel lethargic.
Unhealthy Snack # 4: Doughnuts
Next we have on the list are doughnuts. Glazed or covered with a layer of chocolate or whatever topping you fancy, they are moist, gooey when they are center filled and at times, heavenly. Except, they are not! To put it mildly, they are made from flour, coated in sugars that are more often than not refined, artificial flavoring is often used, and of course, they are deep fried. So if you’re conscious about your weight, you’ll want to stay away from this dangerous delight. The consumption of the snack can amount to approximately, 200 calories per doughnut and this is when it is simply glazed.
Unhealthy Snack # 5: Soft Drinks
The first thing that comes to mind is the fizz, the delicious, bubbly fizz. Soft drinks have in reality long been supposed to lead to lower calcium levels along with higher phosphate levels in the blood stream. In such a situation the bones lose their calcium levels leading to diseases such as osteoporosis in the long run. The sugar levels in some drinks amount to 12 teaspoons in one 100-litre bottle. The fizz that is so much fun at first makes one feel bloated and disturbs natural gases in the stomach. Yet another common problem associated with soft drinks is the caffeine that is present in so many of them. According to health experts caffeine causes calcium loss through the kidneys. Lets not forget that soft drinks contribute to obesity!