5 Office Snacks to Avoid at All Costs

FOOD  |  February 13, 2017
  • 1. Cookies
    1 / 5 1. Cookies

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    Know this: the chewy texture in cookies is a result of butter, flour and sugar – the sinister trinity that causes your jeans to strangle your waistline over time. However, cookie lovers, fret not. Opt for oatmeal biscuits or oat products. They are much healthier and way less fattening. Down it with a cup of hot tea to feel fuller.

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  • 2. Diet soda
    2 / 5 2. Diet soda

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    Diet soda is more detrimental than good for your health. A research from the University of Texas Health Science Center found that people who drank diet sodas had larger waist sizes. It has also been suggested that diet soda is linked to an increased risk of stroke, and may increase type 2 diabetes.

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  • 3. Baked chips
    3 / 5 3. Baked chips

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    Don’t be fooled by the word ‘baked’. Naturally, the word creates a perception that it is less fattening. That is true. However, do you know that acryalamide, a cancer-causing agent, is produced under high heat which makes it equally unhealthy? If you crave the crunch, why not munch on nuts instead? It is definitely a much healthier alternative.

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  • 4. Energy drinks
    4 / 5 4. Energy drinks

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    Mood change, erratic hyperness and anxiety are common side effects of energy drinks. Which is why, you tend to become more awake and “energised”. But sitting in front of the screen is physically stagnating and can lead to sugar deposition, making it extremely undesirable for health. Consider coffee without sugar to get that similar perk.

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  • 5. Ice cream
    5 / 5 5. Ice cream

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    We all know how it feels like sometimes! Comfort food like ice cream can drown your sorrows away, it can lift your mood, and… it can leave you feeling very bloated. Compared to chocolates, each serving of this delicious treat serves you 15g of sugar. Craving for the cold sensation in your mouth? A serving of yogurt is generally half the calories and definitely healthier.

    (Also Read: How to Work Off The Calories in Your Favourite Snacks)

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