Even healthy snacks require limited intake, experts say

09/16/2013 | Record (Hackensack, N.J.), The

Healthy snacks are on the rise, making up a third of sales in the snack industry, which is worth $75 billion to $100 billion annually. However, healthier options still contain calories, fat and sugar, so customers should be mindful of how much they consume, nutrition experts say. Research shows that consumers underestimate the amount of calories in healthy food by 40%, thereby eating as much as 44% more calories, says Dr. Brian Wansink of Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab.

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