As a Dietitian, Paula Norris (@MovingDietitian) enjoys eating all foods in moderation, but there are some foods that you might eat daily that Paula only eats occasionally, and here’s why.
- Rice crackers – often have a high salt content and low nutritional value. Top them with nourishing ingredients to improve their status.
- Instant cup of soups – with minimal protein and fibre they can end up being an unsatisfying way to consume minimal nutrients and a lot of salt.
- Smoothies and Acai or smoothie bowls. Unless they’re carefully made to contain a balance of carbs, lean protein and good fats, many will contain more than our daily average fruit intake and up to 21 grams of sugar (more than 6 teaspoons)
- ‘Raw’ protein balls. Most of these actually contain very little protein. Usually not enough to address hunger (and especially not hanger) and they’re often high in sugar.
- Paleo bars. Many of these are made with sugar syrups and compacted dried fruit making the carbohydrate load high. Many also have minimal protein which means they may not been very filling.