Check how overweight you're

National Center for Health Statistics reports: nearly 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese, the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults. Check yourself and your family using the BMI-calculator in this article.

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Diets make our lives complicated,  we quit as soon as we find a good excuse.

In the meantime, your body has a built in mechanism to keep you in good shape. It’s name - microbiome (community of the bugs in your gut).

Feed your bugs and they will protect you from food-borne diseases such as obesity.

Fiber is the food for your bugs (well explained in the video from UC Davis by this link). You may have fiber from many sources, but the easiest way is from snacks. They’re always at hand and tasty.

PLANETARIANS Chief Mixologist, Anastasia Tkacheva helped me to make the table with protein and fiber content in the most popular snacks today.  

SnackFiber (g) Per 100gProtein (g) Per 100g
PLANETARIANS26.728.7
KIND Bar17.515
Rhythm Kale Chips14.321.4
Beanitos14.314.3
Skinny Pop10.77.1
Hippeas7.312.7
Goldfish6.713.3
Clif Bar5.914.7
Kettle4.65.3
Chex Mix3.99
Reese’s Peanut Batter Cups3.610
Lays3.67.1
Cheetos3.67.1
Doritos3.67.1
Cheez-It310
Ben & Jerry’s24
Snickers1.97
Kit Kat17
KRAVE beef Jerky028.6
Oreos04.5
PopChips03.6
 

Source: USDA National Nutrient Database, PLANETARIANS. Download table as PDF.

Want to test it?- Challenge yourself!

1. Choose any 3 snacks.

2. Make sure that it totals:

  • 25g (for female), 38g (for male) of fiber
  • 46g (for female), 56g (for male) of plant protein
  • 100-250 calories per snack

3. Have these 3 snacks between meals within a day.

4. Let us know in comments to this post if you feel better the next day.

Then you may want to support PLANETARIANS efforts to make the ultimate snack against blood pressure: More fiber than veggies, more protein than meat!

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