If you’re harboring some serious guilt over your junk food indulgences, there’s good news! These junk foods can actually be good for you. The better news: soon you can have them delivered right to your door! Check out shipt.com for more info.
A 1-ounce serving of pork rinds has zero carbs, 17 g of protein and 9 g fat – that’s more protein and less fat than a serving of carb-laden potato chips. On top of that, a lot of the fat found in pork rinds is unsaturated, and most of that is oleic acid—the same fat found in healthy olive oil.
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Cacao contains heart-healthy compounds known as flavonoids, which are also found in red wine and green tea. Dark chocolate has the highest amount of flavonoids which relax your blood vessels and improves blood flow to your heart.
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Beef jerky is a great snack to have between meals when trying to lose weight. It’s high in protein and won’t raise your level of insulin – a hormone that tells your body to begin storing fat. Just be sure to choose jerky that is low-sodium and look for brands that have all-natural or organic ingredients.
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Popcorn is actually a whole grain and has a lot of fiber. It also has antioxidants and polyphenols that can stop cell damage and are said to fight disease. It can be part of a healthy and balanced diet when eaten in moderation, without too much oil or butter.
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Cheese can make a great snack food because it has the perfect combination of fat and protein to make you feel full for hours. Also, because cheese is a dairy product, it is high in calcium and can help strengthen bones and teeth.
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