Snack Smart by Avoiding Foods High in Sugar, Fat, and Salt

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Studies show that processed foods high in sugar, fat, and salt can be just as addicting as drugs. After eating unhealthy foods, the test subjects showed actual withdrawal symptoms when they went back to eating a more wholesome diet. What’s the best way to avoid addiction? Snack on nutritious whole foods and save the salty, sweet, or fatty stuff for a special treat every once in a while.

Do it Today: Studies show that unhealthy foods can be as addicting as drugs — steer clear of a junk food habit by choosing smarter snacks.  

Out of Sight, Out of Mind:

Store junk food where it’s least visible to discourage unhealthy snacking.  

Organic Shmorganic:

Just ‘cause the label says “organic” doesn’t mean it’s automatically healthy, too! Learn more here.

 

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