Food Comparison

September 2013 Issue

Crackers and Chips: Healthy or Hoax

It used to be that chips were less than healthy indulgences, and crackers just a vehicle for enjoying cheese. But lately the market has been flooded with a new kind of chips and crackers, made with—or at least “laced” with—a variety of vegetables, beans and fruits, and marketed as “natural” and “simple.” But are these snacks really a more healthful version of traditional chips and crackers, or just a new marketing tactic? While some are better choices, keep in mind that they are still snacks—something to be eaten in moderation.

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