Sweet snacks

Beware processed snacks that are loaded with sugar and bad fats.
 
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03.Bars

There are so many snack bars around, it can be hard to sort the nutritious from those that are thoroughly unwholesome. The bad news is that just because a product contains grains, nuts, fruit or yoghurt doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a healthy choice. Don’t be fooled by claims such as “natural” or “contains the goodness of nuts”, even if the bar is in the health food aisle.
Yoghurt is considered healthy, but when it comes as a coating on bars, it’s more like faux-gurt, full of kilojoules and made from sugar and hydrogenated vegetable oils that are a source of trans fat. Steer clear of any bar that’s coated in yoghurt. A chocolate-coated nut bar contains just as many kilojoules and fat gram for gram as your average chocolate bar. By swapping it for a low-fat baked bar or low-fat cereal bar, you can avoid a further 200kJ and 30g of fat – the cereal bar also contains 2.3g of fibre.
 

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