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Choosing Pretzels as a Healthy Snack Alternative

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Finding healthy snacks that go along with your fitness program is not easy. The amount snacks with bad carbohydrates, processed and fatty foods are everywhere and making better choices is difficult. Americans suffer from extra pounds that are caused by a lethargic lifestyle and poor food choices. Pretzels are a great alternative to what you might find on your local supermarket shelf.   Whole wheat pretzels offer an even better snack option. It is these small decisions on an everyday basis that culminate to higher level of fitness and health.  A 100-gram serving of pretzels (16) has about three grams of total fat and no cholesterol with 88%   consisting of healthy unsaturated fats while a comparable portion of potato chips have 36 grams of fat ( 1 ). Saturated fats and deep frying oil, often found in potato chips, add to cholesterol and body weight. Many pretzel brands are baked which lowers the negative effects.  You may be concerned over the salt on pretzels. Sodium is