Healthy Vs Junk Food

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There are many types of snacks. There are nutritional snacks and there are non-nutritional snacks, also known as junk food. There is a fine line separating these classifications; big portions of nutritional food can prove to be unhealthy and small portions of junk food can be considered healthy. Disregarding these classifications differences, they share the same categories. Nutritional snacks and junk foods come in three distinct flavors: sweet, salty, or spicy.
Leading a healthy lifestyle can be considered both challenging and costly. Mostly every morning I stop at a local gas station to buy a snack for the school day. When I’m browsing up and down the aisles, looking for something to eat, I must remind myself to pick something nutritional.
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I have realized that it does not matter if it is nutritional, if I eat too big of a portion, the healthy food could effect me the same way junk food does. Although, I can still eat junk food and still keep my calorie intake in check if I control my portions. There is a large variety of sweet nutritional snacks. A great deal of nutritional sweets are fruits such as: raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, oranges, bananas, cantaloupe, cherries, and many more. If fruits aren’t appealing, there are many more healthy options provided. Believe it or not, if one were to use portion control, dark chocolate can prove to be extremely healthy. More healthy choices include applesauce, rice cakes, yogurt, granola bars, and much more.
Sweets aren’t for everyone, especially healthy sweets. Instead of sugary snacks, there is an assortment of salty options to choose from. Instead of choosing packaged chips as a snack, kettle chips is a good, nutritional substitute. A handful of pretzels is another good option. Keeping portion control in mind, more salty sustenance choices are: sunflowers seeds, nuts, tortilla chips and salsa, pickles, and
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A good way to avoid getting bored and to enjoy eating healthy is to look for new, unique foods; spicy snacks are a good way to do that. A handful of cinnamon and spicy candies such as red hots, atomic fireballs, and hot tamales is an alternative. There are many types of cheeses, which is a good snack option, a good amount of them are spicy, such as: pepper jack, habanero cheddar, allegheny smoked jalapeno, and fiery spiced cheddar. More exciting, nutritional choices are: spiced applesauce, winter spiced mix nuts, radishes, and ginger.
For people who have a sweet tooth, nothing will hit the spot like sugary junk food. It may be hard trying to find a meal that provides a lot of sugar, but it is quite easy to stumble upon sweet snacks to sink teeth into. Everytime I walk into a gas station or a grocery store I am immediately confronted with packages cookies, cake frosting, ice cream, donuts, chocolate, and an assortment of candy to choose from. The list of sweet manufactured and processed foods drag

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