#11: Potato chips
Potatoes are mostly carbohydrate, but can be healthy when baked and eaten in their whole form (skin too). Potato chips, on the other hand, are one of the least healthy snacks you can choose. For one thing, they are fried in trans fats and then positively coated in salt. They also usually contain chemical preservatives and artificial coloring.
All of these additives have a negative effect on heart health as well as circulation, even before the hit of carbohydrates spikes your blood sugar. More troubling is the presence of acrylamide, a carcinogen found in all foods that are heated to a high temperature, as chips are when fried.
Instead – Choose pretzels, air popped popcorn, dried apple or banana chips, and baked whole grain pita chips dipped in hummus or guacamole.