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Old 12-12-2004, 07:17 PM   #1
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are ALL crisps bad for you?

i like to consider that i have a pretty healthy diet, but i having one particular dietry vice: crisps. i know that most crisps are pretty high in saturated fat, but i have discovered kettle chips. i looked at the nutritional anlaysis on the back of the packet and they have a very low saturated fat content compared to other crisps because they are cooked in pure vegetable oil. i know that crisps apart from the high fat content aren't great anyway (high in salt etc) , but considering these kettle chips are high only in unsaturated fat (and can be an okay source of vit E and potassium), would others agree that are an okay thing to eat sometimes????

 
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Old 12-13-2004, 07:29 AM   #2
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Re: are ALL crisps bad for you?

I take it you are on the other side of the pond, since in the US the crisps are chips (and the chips are fries). I don't know how the ingredients might different, but here the issue is more that crisps are full of transfats . . . and the vegetable oil would not make a difference there, I don't think. (Is the vegetable oil listed as hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated?)

 
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Old 01-12-2005, 01:06 PM   #3
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Re: are ALL crisps bad for you?

If you would like to try some healthy "chips" try Baked Lays. They a large variety of in Canada - Doritos, Tostitos, Original Flavor and I think Sour Cream and Onion. Pretzels are also a good healthy snack - I buy Organic ones that have wholewheat flour. Popcorn is also healthy - good fibre and high in iron.

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Old 01-12-2005, 01:50 PM   #4
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Re: are ALL crisps bad for you?

Hey tdot I am Canaidian as well from Toronto. I love snacking on Quaker Rice mini's. They come in so many different flavors and they are low cal/fat/carbs. I actually like them better than chips, and so do my kids!!!

 
Old 01-12-2005, 02:02 PM   #5
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Re: are ALL crisps bad for you?

I love those too! My favorite kind is cheddar cheese cause they taste like cheezies (my weakness)!

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Old 01-12-2005, 03:56 PM   #6
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Re: are ALL crisps bad for you?

I love crisps too - Walkers' Smokey Bacon!!! ah...heaven in a bag.

I wouldn't say you should eat them all the time, but if your diet is clean 90% of your meals then I think its okay to have a small bag once in a while.

I eat a bag a week and I hardly think its harmful considering all the healthful stuff I eat for the remaining 99.999% of the time.

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Old 01-12-2005, 06:04 PM   #7
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Re: are ALL crisps bad for you?

hey veggie girl..lol everytime i read you..I crack up..

 
Old 01-12-2005, 10:08 PM   #8
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Re: are ALL crisps bad for you?

How about this, are they good?

its called Egg Cracklets and here's the nutrional info:
Serving size 30g
servings per container About 5

Calories 120. Calories from fat 25

% daily value
Total Fat 4 g = 6%
Sarturated 3g = 15%
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 176 mg = 7%
total Carbs 20g = 7%
Dietary fiber 0
Sugars 3 g
Protein 4 g

Ingredients include: Wnriched wheat flour (wheat flour,niacin,iron,thiamine,riboflavin),e ggs,cane sgar, margarine, iodize salt, leavening 9ammonium bicarbonate and sodium bicarbonate), FD & C yellow no. 5

 
Old 01-12-2005, 11:33 PM   #9
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Re: are ALL crisps bad for you?

any food that is fried to be crispie and is considered a snack should not be eaten.

 
Old 01-13-2005, 09:19 AM   #10
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Re: are ALL crisps bad for you?

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hey veggie girl..lol everytime i read you..I crack up..
Why???!! haha

 
Old 01-13-2005, 12:05 PM   #11
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Re: are ALL crisps bad for you?

That depends on how you are looking at it.........

Nutritional vaulue - don't even go there. Of course there's no nutritional value.

Satisfaction level - now that's where they get you, they taste so good.

Low Fat talking - They are evil. Pretzels, popcorn, and rice cakes are a better choice.

Sugar/carb talking - They are evil.

The best thing to do is to keep it to a single serving only. It's so easy to gain weight on that stuff.
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Old 01-13-2005, 01:45 PM   #12
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Re: are ALL crisps bad for you?

i dunno veggie girl..its just that i find you funny in a nice way of course..

 
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Re: are ALL crisps bad for you?

It's all great and good to eat healthy, but you must splurge and enjoy yourself from time to time.
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Old 01-13-2005, 02:34 PM   #14
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Re: are ALL crisps bad for you?

what do you mean by this..?? go out for hot-dogs..?? eww or Mc.Donalds..eww..please run..ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhahhhhhhhhh

 
Old 01-18-2005, 06:25 AM   #15
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Re: are ALL crisps bad for you?

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It's all great and good to eat healthy, but you must splurge and enjoy yourself from time to time.
i agree otherwise you just get fustrated, that causes you stress and stress is bad for you. its think its easy to get over obbsessed with being super healthy ALL the time.

 
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