7 Health Foods That Are Junk in Disguise
You would think anything with the word “veggie” in it would have to be healthy. The reality? Veggie chips are just a hyped-up version of their cousin, the potato chip. When comparing the popular Terra Exotic vegetable chips with the Lay’s (PEP) classics, the nutritional information is almost identical. Both are around 150 calories per serving, and both are high in fat and carbs while offering almost no protein. The only difference is that veggie chips have slightly more vitamins and minerals -- and they're able to market themselves as a healthy alternative. As Terra Exotic claims on their website, their chips "allow you to indulge your taste buds without compromising a healthy lifestyle." If you really want a healthy lifestyle, opt for fresh veggies themselves -- au natural.