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    The 10 Worst Snack Foods

    * Read this today, thought I should share.*

    Enter any convenience store in the United States and you'll quickly spot an array of so-called foods that could have come straight off the request list on Lil' Bow Wow's concert rider (I did not make this up. The young rapper's contract states that he must have the following foods backstage: Twizzlers, Doritos, Sprite, Starbursts, Hawaiian Punch and orange soda). But hey, Bow Wow's no worse than Britney, Christina or any teen in any mall anywhere in America. Or their parents.

    Snack food in America seems to become more horrible with every passing year. Here's my list of the worst snack foods of all time. (But be forewarned: This list could become outdated the minute the food industry introduces yet another must-have concoction of sugar, chemicals, coloring and grease to add pounds to your waistline while adding nothing to your nutrition.)

    1. French Fries

    Don't be reassured by the fact that McDonald's is changing its cooking oil. French fries are still starchy white potatoes cooked in hot fat and flavored with chemicals and sugar. Possibly the worst snack food on the planet.

    2. Donuts

    Fried bread. Need I say more? And if that wasn't bad enough, add a sugary cream filling and a glaze of more sugar on top. Any questions?

    3. Chips (Potato or Corn)

    These are really just a packaged version of French fries (see #1). However, you can do damage control on this one by switching to baked blue corn chips, available in health food stores. It's still not real food, but it beats the 7-Eleven version any day.

    4. Soda

    And sorry, this includes the diet kind. Absolutely nothing of any value here, and a whole lot of chemicals to boot.

    5. Cupcakes and Snack Cakes

    The creamy filling is fake whipped cream, and the rest of it is sugar, flour and flavoring. You've gotta be kidding.

    6. Candy Bars

    You might squeeze a gram or two of protein out of the nuts in some of them, but by and large they're a sugar orgy and a nutrition nightmare. Again, you can move slightly up the food chain by switching to one of the "energy" bars. Most are just candy bars disguised as health food but they often have 1/3 less calories, quite a bit more protein and a bit less fat. Don't confuse them with real food though.

    7. Pork Rinds

    Fried pork skin. Not a good thing!

    8. Fat-Free Cookies

    These are even more insidious because they pretend to be healthy. Remember, fat-free doesn't equal calorie free. Betcha can't eat just one!

    9. Crackers

    Trans-fats anyone? Most crackers are loaded with 'em. Read your labels carefully to find the few that aren't.

    10. Pretzels

    Surprise, surprise. Remember, just because something doesn't have fat doesn't make it good. This is just white flour, water and sugar masquerading as a healthy snack. Fuggedaboutit.

    Runner up: Those creamy, carmelly, coconutty coffee mocha-latte-frappe drinks that are taking over the universe. I love my Starbucks too, but 20 ounces of caffeine, sugar, whipped cream and milk taken once or twice a day does not a lean waistline make!

    And yes, the calories you drink count.

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    There's sugar in french fries?
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    I'm suprised crisco sugar balls weren't on there. They're one of my favorites.
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    Lenny: Pfft, forget it, Homer. While it has been established that eggs contain cholesterol, it has not yet been proven conclusively that they actually raise the level of serum cholesterol in the human
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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee
    You might squeeze a gram or two of protein out of the nuts
    but by and large they're a sugar orgy
    j/k

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    I can relate to coffee being on there. At school we have all our blonde, self obsessed girls who care so much about how they look. So what do they do? They dont eat and stick to the staple foods like rockstars and starbucks blends. Kinda of funny watching someone consume a huge amount of sugar all day thinking that theyre eating healthy. Meanwhile Im trying to eat between every class, everday, just to maintain.
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    I need to post this on another forum where they believe crackers are good for cutting

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    Quote Originally Posted by sara
    I need to post this on another forum where they believe crackers are good for cutting
    Tell them that I can attest, speaking as a cracker...I don't help much. But they can eat me if they like.
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

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    Crackers are good for nausea and heartburn tho.
    I can do it

    I WILL be a size 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee
    9.Crackers

    Trans-fats anyone? Most crackers are loaded with 'em. Read your labels carefully to find the few that aren't.

    By Dr. Joseph Mercola
    with Rachael Droege

    Trans fatty acids, also known as trans fat, is an artery-clogging fat that is formed when vegetable oils are hardened into margarine or shortening. It is found in many other foods besides margarine and shortening, however, including fried foods like french fries and fried chicken, doughnuts, cookies, pastries and crackers. In the United States, typical french fries have about 40 percent trans fatty acids and many popular cookies and crackers range from 30 percent to 50 percent trans fatty acids. Doughnuts have about 35 percent to 40 percent trans fatty acids

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    Quote Originally Posted by greekblondechic
    Crackers are good for nausea and heartburn tho.
    You have a stange deffinition for 'good'
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    its all propaganda.. all those foods are very nutrious.
    if they werent good for you.. do u think the FDA would let people consume those foods. i mean come on look at the good job they did letting us consume Ephedra and Aspartame.

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    How are pretzels in the top ten there's way worse stuff than pretzels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee
    By Dr. Joseph Mercola
    with Rachael Droege

    Trans fatty acids, also known as trans fat, is an artery-clogging fat that is formed when vegetable oils are hardened into margarine or shortening. It is found in many other foods besides margarine and shortening, however, including fried foods like french fries and fried chicken, doughnuts, cookies, pastries and crackers. In the United States, typical french fries have about 40 percent trans fatty acids and many popular cookies and crackers range from 30 percent to 50 percent trans fatty acids. Doughnuts have about 35 percent to 40 percent trans fatty acids
    Do you want to give them a lecture? I don't mind

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