FAT Snack!
Are you getting fat from
snacks?
If you're watching
your fat or cholesterol intake, you'll want to know about Ruffles
Snack Kit!
The total fat content adds
up to 67%
which includes the chips and dip! Even though it contains some
Canola oil (monounsaturated fat) and Sunflower oil (polyunsaturated
fat) and only 5 mgs. of cholesterol, these pleated chips still
contain 11
grams of greasy saturated fat that can accumulate in your coronary
arteries!
If you're watching
your weight, you'll want to avoid this fattening snack with a
total of
920 calories
per container!
The label below
appears on the package.
Here's how to
calculate the percentage of fat content using the portions listed
on the label. (See NUTS in the left column to learn how to calculate the
percentage of fat in a food product if calories from fat are
not provided for you.) Using this product, divide 310 (calories
of fat) by 460 (the total number of calories of the product)
and multiply by 100 to get a percentage. The calculations go
like this:
310 divided
by 460 = 0.67 x 100 = 67% total fat per serving.
Note: When calculating total
calories, don't forget to look at "Servings Per Container."
In this product, there is one serving at 460 calories, but many
products contain two or more servings. In that case, multiply
the number of servings by the number of calories per serving
to get the total number of calories in the whole packaged product.
NUtritionTipS
If calories from fat
are not provided for you, calculate like this:
Multiply the total number
of grams of fat (34g) by 9 calories per gram and divide by the
total number of calories per serving  multiply by 100 for percentage
(34g x 9 calories/gram = 306 calories divided by 460 calories
per serving = 0.665 x 100 = 66.5% fat.
Where do you get your nutrition
information? Most states now have licensure laws for Dietitians
and Nutritionists. Be sure your nutrition advisor is "Licensed"
by the State as a Licensed Dietitian (LD) or Licensed Nutritionist
(LN), or in states that don't have licensure laws, a Registered
Dietitian.
CarboH,
Inc.
Barbara Herondorf, L.D.
