Men’s Health has an enlightening article that profiles 12 different foods that many consider healthy. Unfortunately for me, I eat more than a few of these. Take pretzels for example:
The upside: One ounce has just 110 calories.
The downside: These twisted low-fat snacks have one of the highest glycemic indexes of any food. In fact, they rank above ice cream and jelly beans in their ability to raise blood sugar.
The healthy alternative: Cheese crisps — baked pieces of cheese that crunch like chips.
Woah! If those cheese crisps are anything like the cheese that bakes onto the cookie sheet when I’m making nachos, count me in with a side of ranch! Mmmm…healthy.