Pretzels – Worse than Ice Cream?

Pretzels taste great, and are even better after a workout when your body craves sodium (salt) to replace the sodium you just sweated out. And one ounce of pretzels has just 110 calories, so it seems like a snack that will promote weight loss.

However, pretzels have one of the highest glycemic indexes of any food, even higher than ice cream and jelly beans. When we think glycemic index we think sugar, and that can raise your blood sugar, which just makes you crave more sugar when you come down from your sugar high.

As good as they taste, go for fresh fruits or vegetables as a snack instead.

Tomorrow: granola bars

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