Whether because of the sneaky calories you don’t realize you’re getting, or the toxins in the packaging you never suspected were there, there are many snacks that could be sabotaging your health. Here are the top offenders.
While fro yo itself is a good treat, it’s easy to eat it the wrong way. ‘People go to a frozen yogurt place and think ‘Hooray, I’m being so good by having yogurt instead of ice cream, I can pile peanut butter cups and chocolate syrup on top.’ What was initially a good choice is now 600 to 900 calories,’ says Angel Planells, MS, RDN, Seattle-based founder of ACP Nutrition, and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Your best bet instead is to go light on the extras, he suggests: ‘Two or three toppings max—think fruit, nuts, maybe a small drizzle of chocolate syrup—otherwise you may as well just eat some ice cream.’ For more frozen snack variety, try one of these summer treats.