Guess What: Potato Chips Are A Healthier Snack Than Popcorn
According to a nutrition expert, potato chips are a better bet than store-bought popcorn.
Potato chips are a better bet than store-bought popcorn as the latter contains lots of artificial flavouring. Photo: 123rf.com
Potato chips. Popcorn. Nacho chips. Can’t decide which one to have?
Go for potato chips: They are likely to be the healthiest snack among the three.
The calorie content per 30g portion for potato chips, popcorn and nacho chips is about the same , but nacho chips have the most sodium.
Between the popcorn and potato chips though, it’s a tough call. Popcorn may have more fibre, but it also tends to have lots of artificial flavouring, says Pooja Vig, nutritional therapist at The Nutrition Clinic.
When it comes to chips, look for the less-salt versions, or those that use blue potatoes .
Unless you’re popping the corn yourself , the movie snack is worse than potato chips.