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if you were to eat healthy...does that also mean that you should watch your calorie intake too?

i know eating healthy doesnt mean you should look at every package and evaluate the calories BUT lets say i bought fruit snacks that were 200 calories a bag...but were full of 100% vitamin C ?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:23 PM on Jun. 22, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • It's not the calories, it's where the calories come from. Most labels break it down now into calories and calories from fat. Look at how much a percentage is coming from fat. Look too at how much sugar and salt are in it. The thing with calories is you don't want empty ones. A glorified life saver or gummy bear with added vitamin C is still just a piece of candy. The same amount of calories from fresh orange slices would be better all around (course you'd have to eat 5 oranges to get 200 calories).

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:49 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • Honestly fruit snacks are mostly junk. Who cares if it has 100% vit. c. I bet it also has Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, as well as other sugars. An actual piece of fruit is healthy, those snacks are not.

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 12:24 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • I think 200 calories for a bag of fruit snacks is a lot when you can eat an apple or orange instead with a fraction of the calories and more nutrients. I think when we eat healthier our caloric intake naturally decreases because the right foods dont typically have as many calories to begin with.

    Answer by Aqua_Jen at 12:25 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • A single serving is 200 calories? I'd stick with 100 calories snacks so I'd just eat half the package. You still get the Vit C

    Answer by admckenzie at 12:25 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • yeah when i bought them, they said 80 calories but then when i saw them closer, it said it had 2.5 servings and thats the whole bag of fruit snacks...i make a mistake.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:29 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • Make a fruit salad and throw some marshmellows in there. Its very filling! Even my kids love to eat it (they are 5 and 6), they actually ask for it.

    Answer by MamaSpurg at 12:29 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • Fruit Snacks are filled with artificial flavorings, preservatives, and other horrible ingredients. The Vitmin C is even artifical, which isn't good for you in itself.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 2:18 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • I don't count calories. I wouldn't consider something called "fruit snacks" to be healthy. What are the ingredients?

    Right now, I am eating my favorite fruit snack: frozen blueberries.

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:36 PM on Jun. 22, 2010