1. A diet is a “diet”
The phrase “I’m on a diet” should be canceled. A diet is simply what you eat. People follow a diet for numerous reasons, weight loss, allergies, medical conditions, social beliefs. Whether it’s for personal or medical reasons, a person’s choice of what they consume shouldn’t be judged. The goal of a dietitian is to help everyone nourish their bodies in the best way for them. Daily Crunch Snacks are multi versatile and can help many nourish their bodies in a way that meets their individual needs/goals.
2. Nuts are fattening
Nuts have a high-fat percentage; this is true. However, that does not mean they are fattening. Any food could be considered fattening if you consume it in large enough quantities. Fats are an essential part of the diet. Fats help our bodies utilize fat-soluble vitamins D and E to help our skin bones. Furthermore, the fats that nuts do contain are what people call “good fats” or “heart-healthy.” 95% of the fat in almonds comes from mono and polyunsaturated fats. This high amount of unsaturated fats has been shown to help reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering total and LDL cholesterol levels.
3. Sugar is bad for you
Any guess what fuels your brain? Glucose! That means sugar! Sugar is necessary for you to pass that test or ace that presentation. However, it is true that not all sugar is created equal. Naturally occurring sugar such as that found in fruit is essential to life, but the average American consumes way too much of what we call “added sugars.” DCS is committed to avoiding and limiting added sugars in its snacks.
4. The Nutrition Facts Label is the most important
This is partly true. For those following a specific diet like Keto, those that have a medical condition like diabetes or high blood pressure, the nutrition facts label is the most important piece of information to look at when selecting a snack. Consumers can see on all DCS labels that we strive to make our snacks possible for so many different dietary needs. However, just as equally important as the numbers and grams on the Nutrition Facts Label is what it makes them. The ingredient list! I’ve heard from many other dietitians that they only purchase foods with less than five ingredients. Daily Crunch uses only clean ingredients and keeps additives to a minimum, as a dietitian, I love that!
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