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Sweet Snacks

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Sweet Snacks

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Being a kid is not easy, you have to deal with all the new kinds of sweets that have so much sugar and so little calcium. So here in my article I will help you with keeping fit and healthy. Did you know that a big reason that kids get overweight is soda? Yes, soda is one of the leading products that can make you fat. Here is a soda that is very popular among kids just like us. Let me list the Nutrition Facts.


  • Calories - 100 per servings. That would take you 20 minutes to burn off if you have the right exercise tools.
  • Total Fat - 0 grams
  • Sodium - 25 milligrams
  • Total Carbohydrates - 27 grams - 9%
  • Sugar ?? 27 grams
  • Protein ?? 0 grams

So I ask you, what's making you fat? That's easy, it's mostly the sugar. Where is the protein you need, like in fish or eggs? NOT THERE!

In Sprite, Lemon Lime, or Seven-Up, it's pretty much the samet hing. Le t's look at the Nutrition Facts.

Amount per serving

  • Calories - 110 grams
  • Total fat - 0 grams
  • Sodium - 40 milligrams
  • Total Carbohydrates - 25 grams
  • Sugar - 25 grams
  • Protein - 0 grams

Well, there is your fat sitting right in the sugar. Nothing in that drink will help you keep fit.


Oscar Mayer hot dogs

Hot dogs, well they seem harmless, but again let's look at the Nutrition Facts.

  • Serving Size 1 link (45grams)
  • Serving per Container 10

    Amount per serving

  • Calories 140, and 120 of that is pure fat.
  • Total fat ?? 13 grams
  • Saturated fat - 4.5 grams
  • Cholesterol - 35 milligrams
  • Sodium - 440 milligrams
  • Total Carbohydrates -1 gram
  • Sugar - 1 gram
  • Protein - 5 grams
  • Calcium - 6%
  • Iron - 4%

My point is that instead of having a hot dog, have a Nutra-grain bar.

Instead of having Pepsi have kewl-aid

Instead of having Lemon Lime have Milk.

This is Summer24 giving you the nutrition news.



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