Crunch time

Not all crisps are deep-fried and laced with ad­di­tives. Here are the lean­est (and tasti­est) va­ri­eties

Men's Fitness - - Contents -

Crisps, but not as we know them – MF tests the new breed of non-potato snacks

BEETROOT

The Pro­tein Works Veg­gie Su­per Crisps £1.50 the­p­ro­tein­works.com Fo­late is your re­pro­duc­tive sys­tem’s best friend, and th­ese GMO-free crunch­ers are full of it. They’re waist­line-friendly too – a bag con­tains just 0.1g of fat, so you’ll be more likely to put your li­bidoo to good use.

PARSNIP

Tyrrells Parsnip Crisps £2 ocado.com If you strug­gle to en­joy crisps in mod­er­a­tion, it’s time to em­brace the parsnip va­ri­ety. The rea­son? They’re rich in fi­bre, which fills you up and re­duces snack crav­ings. Tyrrells also en­sures its veg retare­tains starch, to re­duce ce the amount of oil it t soaks up.

SWEET POTATO

Ket­tle Sweet Potato Chips £2 wait­rose.com It might be a starchy carb, but sweet potato ac­tu­ally helps to reg­u­late blood sugar – and keep flab at bay – thanks to its high lev­els of in­sulin-metabolis­ing adiponectin. Ket­tle also bakes its chips hips rather than fry­ingng thethem so you avoid the he ex­tra co­cook­ing- oil calor­icalo­ries.ries.

KALE

Pret Crisped Kale £1.50 pret.co.uk Cook­ing veg­eta­bles de­stroys vi­tal nu­tri­ents, which is why Pret’s crisped kale is dried and sea­soned rather than fried or baked, prpro­vid­ingg max­i­mum an­tiox­i­dants and flavour – plus a bonus 3g oof wel­come muscle-mus­cle­buil buildingild­ing pro­tein. flflav

AND THE WORST…

Dori­tos Cool Orig­i­nal Pack­ing 199 calo­ries into a 40g bag is an achieve­ment in it­self. Throw in glu­cose syrup, high lev­els of pro­cess­ing, a wor­ry­ingly non­spe­cific “cheese pow­der”po and a vava­ri­ety of flavour en­hancersen and you’veyo got plenty of rea­son­sre to steer clear.

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