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Is Your Snack Really Just a Treat?

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Snacks are an important part of your daily diet. In fact, the average American eats about 25% of their daily calories between meals. Unfortunately, many people consume foods and beverages that should be considered treats, not snacks.

What’s the Difference Between a Snack and a Treat?

With so much of your daily diet being eaten between meals, you’ll want to think twice about what you choose to snack on if healthy eating is important to you. Food manufacturers work hard to convince you that the foods they sell are good for you.

However, these foods may not be all they’re sold to be. Many food packages contain words like “healthy”, “organic” or “natural”. But does that mean they make good snack options?

Consider this:

So if you want your snacks to really be healthy, what should you do?

Struggling To Find the Right Diet?

Our Nutrition Counseling Center can help.

Your best option is to choose real foods. Skip the processed stuff and instead snack on:

If you do opt for processed foods, don’t just go by the words on the front of the box – read the nutritional label so you get a better idea of how healthy that “healthy” snack really is.

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