So today, what I want to talk to you about, is the different types of chips, good chips vs bad chips. Because mainly, they’re all unhealthy.
But I want to make it clear for you so you can understand which ones are actually healthy and which ones are being marketed as a healthy chips, but they’re really not.
Because you will see that the healthy chips are made with certain ingredients like coconut oil, Sea salt. Instead of wheat they are made out of cauliflower, or almond flour.
An example of a healthy chip would be beats chips that are a natural vasodilator. Studies have shown that it can lower blood pressure up to 4 to 10 mmHg! Also, they have shown that consuming about the 500 ML‘s of beet juice can increase time to exhaustion during high-intensity exercises by 15 to 25%. But it won’t be every type of beats chips that will be good for you. You will need to take a close look at their ingredients. Let’s start by asking our selves some questions.
In all honesty, these are five questions you should ask yourself before consuming pretty much anything.
- What are the ingredients?
- What is the goal of consuming this food?
- Are we counting macros or calories?
- How does my body metabolize these foods?
- How close to natural or nature are we?
If they don’t pass any of these you should not consume this food if you are serious about weight loss or physical performance.
Good Chips Ingredients
4 ingredients are enough to have
120 -130 cal ok no more then 150 cal
protein, sea salt, 0g transfat, Long grain rice flour.
Avocado oil and coconut oil
Organic wheat flower is ok but almound flour would be better
Bad Chips Ingredients
Contains gluten which is highly inflammatory
Additives In Chips To Stay Away From
These include sugar, cornstarch, wheat, rice, mono-diglycerides which is a form of trans fat and sometimes milk and artificial flavorings. Combine these with Acrylamide, which is the amino acid asparagines that when heated above 248 degrees Fahrenheit forms in foods from a chemical reaction… this reaction is part of the Maillard reaction, which leads to color, flavor, and aroma changes in cooked foods,” the guidance said. The chemical usually forms when food is baked or fried above 248° F as stated above.
The problem with these last four additives is that genetically modified organisms for corn and soy, toxic pesticides residues for cottonseed oil and in an appropriate omega six to the omega three ratios for sunflower oil. In other words, all are considered unhealthy.
Healthier Chips To Eat
Boulder Ingredients: Potatoes, Avocado Oil, Sea Salt
Siete Ingredients: Cassava Flour, Avocado Oil, Coconut Flour, Ground Chia Seed, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Lime Oil
Rhythm Ingredients: Organic Kale, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Tahini, Organic Onion, Organic Red Bell Pepper, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Carrot, Sea Salt, Organic Garlic, Organic Lemon Juice, Organic Chipotle Powder.
Unhealthy Chips Marketed As Healthy
Terra Ingredients: Sweet Potatoes, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil And/Or Safflower Oil And/Or Sunflower Oil.
Beanitos Ingredients: Whole Bean, Sunflower Oil, Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch, Sea Salt
Garden Ingredients: Organic Blue Corn, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil And/or Safflower Oil And/or Sunflower Oil
Cape Cod Ingredients: Potatoes, Vegetable Oil, Canola Oil, Safflower Oil, And/or Sunflower Oil, Sea Salt