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The Truth About Cookies and Pastries

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The Truth About Cookies and Pastries

Statistics reveal that each of us eats about 5 kg of cookies a year! Balance your cookie craving by keeping a close eye on the other fats you eat that day. That way you’ll still have your fat budget under control.
Cookies contain flour, fat, and sugar. Your best bets are those that are high in whole-wheat flour and low in fat and calories.

Some cookie facts
No matter what fat is used, the less the better.
Fat-free cookies may still be loaded with sugar.Read the label and, and chck the calories per serving.
– A cookie that is “calorie reduced” means that it has fewer calories than the original product- but it doesn’t necessarily mean¬† that it’s low in calories. Once again, let the label be your guide and compare with other choices.
– “Whole- grain” on granola bars means they may contain a small quantity of oats, but the amount may b insignificant relative to the added fat and calories.

Made with oats, nuts, and seeds, granola bars are high in protein and fibre. They may seem to be a wise choice but in fact they  are usually high in fat and calories too-often boosted by other ingredients such as miniature marshmallows, or chocolate or caramel chips. Check the label to learn the fat and calories in a serving size. Enjoy them if you want, but keep your fat budget in mind-and choose the new products lowervin fat and calories.

Some of the wisest choices in the cookies aisle are some of the oldest ones. Gingernaps and graham crackers are both low in fat. So are fruit bars, wafers and animal crackers. The good news…. manufacturers know we can’t resist the cookie jar so they’re hard at work inventing cookies that are lower in fat and calories. Keep your eyes open.

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