What Are The Disadvantages Of Snacks?


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There are quite a few disadvantages of snacks. Some are listed below:

1) Often snacks are rich in saturated fats and sodium which contributes to weight gain, obesity, chronic cardiac disease, hypertension and diabetes mellitus.

2) Snacks make you satiated so that consumption at meal times is low. This results in less consumption of healthy nutritious food.

3) It has something of a positive feedback effect. The more snacks you eat (especially those rich in simple sugars), the more you crave them. The more you crave them, the more you consume. Hence, the health risks become very prominent when increasing amounts of snacks are consumed.

4) Snacks are also budget extensive. Many people spend a lot on empty calories from snacks that they can save if they have a healthy meal at home.

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