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25 Junk Foods That Are Actually Not So Bad for You

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16. Sweet Potato Fries

Especially when baked, sweet potato fries are a healthy, nutrient-rich side dish. They provide more fiber than regular fries, and also contain vitamin A and potassium. But you should make that snack from scratch to avoid the preservatives that are usually in the store-bought versions.

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17. Full-fat yogurt

Because manufacturers tend to add more sugar and carbs to low-fat yogurt, full-fat is a better option. In addition, studies have shown that full-fat dairy products are not harmful to the cardiovascular system the way that fats from meat are.

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18. Sour cream

Sour cream is a low sodium condiment, and contains significantly fewer calories than mayonnaise. Though it’s high in fat, some studies have linked high dairy fat intake to decreased risk of obesity and heart disease.

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19. Crackers

Crackers can be high in fiber, and those with nuts or seeds can even provide protein. Though cracker options are seemingly unlimited, whole grain crackers with low sodium and sugar content are a healthy choice.

20. Cheez Whiz

Conjugated linoleic acids (CLAs) are naturally occurring trans fats with cancer-fighting properties. Cheez Whiz happens to be higher in CLAs than any other cheese.

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