Low-fat snacks may offer a new low-fat option for the UK’s high school students
The latest research suggests a range of low-calorie snacks could offer a more sustainable and more palatable alternative to the more widely available high-caloric snack bars.
Key points: The research was published in the journal PLOS ONEThe study looked at the nutritional content of snacks ranging from low-protein snacks to full-calories snacks.
The researchers found that the lower the protein, the lower would be the calorie content, with low-carb and high-fat foods offering the lowest calorie content.
Low-calorific snacks could be more palatably acceptable than high-sugar snacks for many people.
The researchers said that a range could include “light and moderate-fat” snacks, low-saturated fats and protein-rich foods.
“Our aim was to understand whether the low-nutrition food-processing industry would be willing to provide a range that is palatable to students and parents of children with obesity,” Dr. Stephen Gershenfeld, a nutrition scientist from the University of Michigan, said in a press release.
The researchers found high-protein, low fat, and moderate fat snacks provide the lowest energy and nutritional content compared to low- and moderate protein snacks.”
It was a complex but fair and balanced study.”
The researchers found high-protein, low fat, and moderate fat snacks provide the lowest energy and nutritional content compared to low- and moderate protein snacks.
The authors suggest that these low-nutrient snacks would be ideal for children with overweight, obesity, and other health conditions.
However, low calorie snacks may not be ideal, the researchers added.
“As the research shows, low nutrient snacks are not the best option for children,” Dr Gersheffld said.
“For example, the low protein snack bars are often low in nutrients, and the low fat snacks are often high in fat.”
Dr Gershed said that children with children with specific health conditions may prefer high-energy, protein-packed snacks over the low calorie options.
“High-energy snack bars may not meet the nutritional requirements of children who have an eating disorder or those who have insulin resistance,” he said.