The citizens of the information age are well informed about the health as the detailed information is pouring in from across the nook and the corners of the globe. At a time when the obesity and overweight is turning to be a global pandemic, advices related to nutritious diet and physical activities are on rise through the traditional media like TV and newspapers and digital media, the Internet.
“Although the expert nutritionists and the dieticians are roped in for this purpose, the readers and followers still need to very cautious in taking them on their face value”, warn the scientists. Irrespective of the geographical region we are living in, vitamin deficiency is order of the day today. Despite abundant Sun light, even the tropical countries of the world are experiencing vitamin D deficiency. Food supplements in the form of protein bars, and pills to bridge this gap. As long as the protein bars are consumed well within the limits, there is no harm. Researchers are warning that although protein bars helpful, health snacks are potentially accumulated fats equal to hamburgers. Health snacks are not free from preservatives like artificial colors, sweeteners, thickeners, oils and fats which can contribute to high cholesterol, despite the muscle benefits a person may gain, Fenton explained. A detailed study on 50 popular health snacks revealed the presence of protein, carbohydrate, fats and sugar, which may add weight to the body. Despite the contribution in the form of proteins health snacks are lacking in amino acids, the necessary ingredients for the healthy body and mind. AS per the nutritionists, daily intake of 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight is enough and in an average, a healthy man needs 56 grams and woman needs 46 grams per day.Tags: Amino Acids, Cholesterol, proteins, sweeteners