Health conscious snacks cost about the same as a regular cup of coffee, according to a new study published in the journal Appetite.
Healthy snack bars and low carb muffins have been the staples of the diet world for a while, but the study found that they cost about 20% less than regular snacks.
The difference is that these products are more expensive to make and store, so they can last longer and offer more calories per serving than traditional snacks.
“Healthy snack bars can be found in the most popular health conscious stores and health conscious grocery stores,” lead author Dr. Jennifer O’Connell said in a press release.
“Many have a simple, simple taste that’s similar to a traditional snack.
We found these types of foods to be comparable in calorie and carbohydrate content to regular products.
In fact, the calorie content of these types is roughly equal to that of a regular breakfast bar.”
The researchers compared the price of these products to a standard breakfast bar and muffin, and compared the prices to the price for a standard healthy snack.
“We found that these kinds of products are comparable in cost to the cost of a typical healthy breakfast bar,” Dr. O’Connor said.
“However, these products were more expensive in the first half of the study, when they cost $3.49 for a 1/4 cup serving versus $0.86 for a serving of the same product with a 1-ounce sugar reduction.
This suggests that people are looking for the higher calorie and lower sugar products, which are more costly to make, store and transport.”
The study also found that while some health conscious snack bars contain more fat than regular ones, many also offer healthy fats such as olive oil, coconut oil and sunflower oil.
“There is a clear market for healthy snack products,” Dr O’Conner said.
“Many healthy snack foods are now on grocery store shelves and are easily accessible at health food stores.
This could help offset the cost associated with health conscious eating.”
The fact that many of these healthy snack options are cheaper to make than the traditional snack makes sense as we age, which may explain why people are eating healthier, less processed foods at a younger age,” she said.
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