Dr Oz: Low-Calorie Potato Chips Nutrition
There’s a good chance you’ve seen or even tried the latest food trend taking over pantries across the country. Low-calorie potato chips are a dieter’s dream come true because they promise the same salty bite with half the calories and fat. But are they really all they’re cracked up to be? Food journalist Mark Schatzker set out to find out.
Dr Oz: Are Low-Calorie Chips Healthy?
There’s no denying Americans love their potato chips, and according to some of the women Mark spoke to, many families have turned to low-calorie chips in hopes of making healthier choices for themselves and their families. Because the chips are low-calorie, the moms tend to eat more of them or reach for them more when they’re hungry or have a craving. They liked the idea of munching on chips without the guilt.
When Mark spoke to nutritionist Maya Feller about the snack craze, she explained that people are confused about low-calorie potato chips because they think they’re healthy when they’re “absolutely not.” It turns out, a chip is a chip. If you look at the nutrition labels, you will see the same things: sugar, fat, and salt. Potato chips, unfortunately, are a major source of calories, but yet people just can’t seem to stop eating them.