September 25th, 2018

Snack Attack – Which Food Has Your Back?


We’ve scoured supermarkets and restaurants to find healthy FFactor™ approved food swaps for high-calorie favorites. Now you can satisfy your cravings without sabotaging your waistline.* 

This snack is Amaz!n!

Let’s be real, being on-the-go is as much a part of life these days as E-mail is, and having a healthy snack on hand that is easy to eat is as necessary to it as your charged iPhone and a wifi connection (what’s the wifi password here btw?). Due to its portability, dried fruit snack packs seem like a great option to keep on hand in the event a sudden hunger pang strikes. However, not all that glitters is gold, and despite being derived from fruit, things aren’t so peachy in the dried fruit snack pack space.

Case in point, Craisins® Dried Cranberries Snack Packs. They may only be 100 calories, but cranberries are not the only thing on that ingredient list, so is sugar—added sugars. That little 100-calorie snack pack packs 20 whole grams of sugar—that’s more sugar than FOUR Oreo sandwich cookies (which is technically 8 chocolate wafers, plus 4 cream “stufs”)! These added sugars cause a spike in blood sugar levels, which is followed by a crash and results in cravings for additional sweets (where are those Oreos, anyway…). Talk about a sure-fire way to slow you down and derail your healthy eating habits. 

In order to power through your busy day as planned and stay on track with all that you need to do, you need to set yourself up for success with a snack that’s just as amazing as you are, and  Sunsweet’s Amaz!n Prunes Fruit Packs are just that. These snack packs are a better-for-you option because have no added sugars, cutting their total sugar count to HALF of Craisins’! Less sugar means less carbs overall too; a Sunsweet pack contains 26% less carbs than that little 1 oz Craisins box. What’s more, prunes aid in digestion and are a great source of potassium (190mg in one of these packs), both of which help to counteract belly bloat—an undeniable plus, plus, plus. Studies show prunes are a safe, palatable and effective treatment for mild to moderate constipation too, so if you want to keep things moving along right for that on the go lifestyle of yours, this is a certainly snack that has got your back. Grab your pack and go (pun intended), Speed Racer, with this this snack you’re sure to stay on the right track. 


TO JOURNAL THIS FOOD: Sunsweet Amaz!n Prune Fruit Pack – 17g carbohydrate, 2g fiber

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