Before you guys say no, let me try to prove why it "could" be good. I'm not saying this should be a replacement of oatmeal; infact chips should be avoided on any diet weather bulking or cutting. I just wanna see if you guys can explain why it is still bad even with all the benifits I will post.
Lays Salt and Vinegar Chips
Serving of 17 chips
Total Fat 10G
Saturated Fat 1G
Total Carbohydrates 15g
vitamins- C 10%, Iron2%, Thiamin 2%, Niacin 4%, Phosphorus 2%, Zinc 2%, Magnesium 2%, Vitamin B6 8%, Riboflavin 2%, Vitamin E 10%
1.) Lays Sunflower Oil Salt and Vinegar chips contain good fats. Out of 10 Grams only 1 gram is bad. Your diet should be less then 33% bad fats. With these chips only 1/10 of the chips are bad. Only 1g of saturated and 0 trans. The rest are from Polyunsaturated (3g) and Monounsaturated (6g)
2.) These chips contain lots of sodium. Bad for you ofcourse but this can be negated with lots of water. (except it will still raise your blood pressure either way...)
3.) The chips contain Potassium 280mg.
4.) There is a little protein although you won't have the entire chain of amino acids. The entire bag is 22grams. Better proteins should always come from meats.
5.) Theres vitamins and minerals.
6.) Last but not least the carbs. This is the one that is going to be debated. The carbohydrates in these chips are horrible coming from potatoes. "Potatoes are often broadly classified as ?high? on the glycemic index (GI) and thus are frequently excluded from the diets of individuals trying to follow a ?low GI? eating regimen." However, these chips contain large amounts of vinegar which actually lower the GI of foods and there is 1 gram of fiber that can also lower the GI a little bit. "adding vinegar for example, will lower the GI. The presence of fat or soluble dietary fibre can slower gastric emptying rate thus lowering the GI."
What do you think?
1.) Are these the best chips to eat if you decide to cheat?
2.) Will the vinegar and 1 gram of dietary fiber negate the horrible high GI of the potatos (which is the main incredient)?
3.) Can these actually be a good post-workout food?