10 Healthy Snacks That Are Bad For You

 Researchers at the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center found high-GI snacks caused excessive hunger and increased activity in craving and reward area of the brain

1. Rice cakes

One study published in the journal Appetite showed that people consume an average of 41% more calories when snacking on unwrapped snacks.

2. Dark chocolate chips

Sure, nuts are delicious and good for you. But, when they're coated in a layer of sugary syrup, they're far from a healthy snack.

3. Sweetened Nuts

If you're not gluten-intolerant, there's no good reason to cut gluten out of your diet completely—even if you're trying to lose weight.

4. Gluten-free snacks

Mini-packs may fill you out before they fill you up,research suggests.In fact,dieters perceived small snacks in small packages as diet-friendly and ended up eating multiple packets

5. 100-calorie packs

Many store-bought options are blended with high-calorie dairy bases and cheap sweeteners that make them more dessert-like than diet-friendly.

6. Fruit smoothies

You get your average granola: Highly delicious, highly caloric, highly likely to put you over your daily calorie budget in just one serving. 

7. Granola

The "healthy" alternative to chips are processed food. Their bag might display photos of whole veggies, but these chips are actually pulverized vegetable flour mixed with oil and salt.

8. Veggie chips

Bran muffins are simply excuses to get you to eat cupcakes for breakfast. Each can deliver about 440 calories, with nearly a quarter of them coming from fat.

9. Bran muffins

Most trail mixes are loaded with salt, and the dried fruit pieces are essentially sugar dusted with sugar. In fact, Target's bag of Market Pantry Trail Mix has 15 grams of sugar!

10. Trail mix

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