|Article from 'Health' Magazine.|
I picked up a copy of 'Health' magazine today and found an article titled, '8 under 80 calories'. The article is about 8 treats under 80 calories. They have chosen popcorn, a corn dog, cotton candy, Salt Water taffy, Italian ice, dry-roasted peanuts, french fries and root beer as the snacks that are supposedly healthy, and all under 80 calories each.
What annoys me about this article is the fact that none of the choices are natural by any means. It's not just about calories. It's about choosing food that is as unprocessed as possible and that has vitamins and nutrients. The corn dog, cotton candy, salt water taffy and french fries are so processed no health magazine should be promoting them, ever. Yes, they are okay as once in a while indulgences but people turn to this magazine for information on how to be healthy! And these are the options they provide you with? It seems so ludicrous to me. Articles like these are one of the reasons people are struggling with weight in our country.
What do I recommend? I wish at least one or two of the choices were more natural. Maybe a piece of fruit or even a salad (lightly dressed). Yes, I realize that the article is about smart snacking on the boardwalk but maybe don't snack on the boardwalk (if all your options are so unhealthy) and bring healthy snacks with you, instead! What an idea!
|Fries and root beer are not good snacks!|
I'm sure you'd find that half the products they promoted are actually advertisers in the magazine as well. Frustrating, but true. So don't be fooled! You know what is healthy and what isn't. Don't let some 'health' magazine convince you otherwise.