Why isn’t a 100 calorie snack a diet food?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Just because you see 100 calories on the package doesn’t mean it’s a diet food. These snacks can still contain unhealthy ingredients like trans fats, which raise your bad cholesterol levels (LDL) while lowering your good cholesterol levels (HDL), and high fructose corn syrup. Dr. Oz  recommends making your own 100-calorie snack bags so you can control your portions.

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