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TOPIC: sunchips, are they really as healthy as portraid?

 
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January 7, 2013 11:57 AM
I love sunchips but haven't really thought if there was a negative side. When I go to subway I refrain from getting chips usually, but if I do, I like the sunchips. So my question is, are they better or worse than normal chips?
January 7, 2013 12:02 PM
Id like to know the answer too.. I love sun chips
  17867865
January 7, 2013 12:03 PM
Bump. I would like to know also !
  21469801
January 7, 2013 12:05 PM
don't know, but next time you're standing in line @ subway read the label?? (not trying to be sarcastic but its really the only way to compare the two choices...)
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January 7, 2013 12:07 PM
Calories 140 Sodium 120 mg
Total Fat 6 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 1 g Total Carbs 19 g
Polyunsaturated 1 g Dietary Fiber 3 g
Monounsaturated 4 g Sugars 2 g
Trans 0 g Protein 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 0%
Vitamin C 0% Iron 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Seems pretty average compared to other chips i think
  17867865
January 7, 2013 12:07 PM
Check the nutrition facts on them. While they are 'all natural,' they are not as healthy as you'd think. They have a high fat content for just a few chips. The Mediterranean Snack Company makes really nice lentil-baked chips in a variety of flavors that give you a lot of chips for a few calories and only a few grams of fat.
January 7, 2013 12:08 PM
No. The loudness of their bags has contributed to hearing loss.
January 7, 2013 12:10 PM
No. They contain GMO's. You might want to google genetically modified organisms if you don't know what I'm talking about.
January 7, 2013 12:10 PM
maybe if you eat "a" serving...they are OK....the whole bag, probably not so much
  19102823
January 7, 2013 12:10 PM
No. But they're delicious.
January 7, 2013 12:11 PM
no they're not healthier. they're just better at marketing themselves as healthy. they are damn good though.
  17571471
January 7, 2013 12:12 PM
They are still chips..
Like everything, if you can fit them in, go ahead.
  28768837
January 7, 2013 12:12 PM
QUOTE:

No. The loudness of their bags has contributed to hearing loss.


I have a co-worker that insists on taking hers out of the bag one by one (she also chews with her mouth open, but that's another story).

I agree. SUPER loud :-)
  33722121
January 7, 2013 12:14 PM
Sunchips are not healthy. However, they are a (somewhat) healthier alternative than a bag of Ruffles. Likewise, Clif Bars aren't particularly healthy either, but a better choice than a Snickers bar.

It is all relative. If you want a truly healthy side dish or snack, grab an apple with peanut butter or carrots and hummus. At the end of the day, Sunchips are just salty fried corn chips, so it has the whole grain label.
  4901482
January 7, 2013 12:14 PM
I once compared Sunchips to Doritos, and there wasn't a lot of difference. So I'd say no, they aren't particularly healthy. I do like the taste, though. I'm pretending that "they" stopped making chips, period, which is kind of hard since my husband buys them every week.
January 7, 2013 12:17 PM
I thawt they wer helthee. I feel betraid.
January 7, 2013 12:19 PM
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I thawt they wer helthee. I feel betraid.


LOL!!
  4953781
January 7, 2013 12:19 PM
Your overall health isn't going to be any different if you choose Sun Chips over Doritos. They're both junk food. Damn Sun Chips taste great though
January 7, 2013 12:19 PM
In my book, chips are chips. But , if you really want to know, the next time you're at Subway, or the grocery store, grab a bag and compare the nutrition label with potato chips.
  13032637
January 7, 2013 12:20 PM
It depends on what criteria you are using.

A friend & I were grabbing a snack. I picked up BAKED LAYS, she picked up the same size SUN CHIPS.
The calories listed on her bag were fewer, but her bag also had 2 servings mine only had one.

Now that I'm more educated I check out other things like artificial ingredients. Satuated fat and Sugar (amazing how much sugar can be in a salty snack.)
  2131607
January 7, 2013 12:21 PM
A wiggly square is a healthier shape than a triangle 99% of the time.
January 7, 2013 12:23 PM
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A wiggly square is a healthier shape than a triangle 99% of the time.


This is true, too. It's more surface area, making it easier for digestive juices to go by, while also marking it harder for toxins to adhere to the chip.
January 7, 2013 12:26 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

A wiggly square is a healthier shape than a triangle 99% of the time.


This is true, too. It's more surface area, making it easier for digestive juices to go by, while also marking it harder for toxins to adhere to the chip.


The healthiest of all is a mobius chip. Comes right on out the other side

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