This 1 Super Bowl Snack Is So Unhealthy It’s Crazy
If January 1 is the day everyone starts eating healthier, then Super Bowl Sunday is the day all of that health disappears. The NFL’s season-ending spectacular has grown to become a day friends and family gather around the tube and shovel massive amounts of unhealthy foods in their faces. You may not think that chips and guacamole sounds all that bad. But you would be surprised at how many calories are packed into your favorite Sunday football appetizers.
We take a look at some of the worst Super Bowl foods — you will be shocked by the most unhealthy dish.
Seven layer dip
It’s still easy to be fooled by a food that tends to have black beans and shredded cabbage in it. The thing is, just two tablespoons of seven-layer dip packs 6 grams of fat per 186 calories, and 27 grams of carbs. And that’s before you add chips for dipping! (More on those in just a bit.)
Next: This ooey-gooey Super Bowl side is about as bad for you as they come.
If you’re eating this Super Bowl staple, you probably aren’t looking to be healthy anyways. That doesn’t make it any less shocking that a measly two tablespoons of store-bought queso dip contains 45 calories, 3 grams of fat, and a whopping 210 grams of sodium. Needless to say, when most people eat queso, they eat way more than just 2 tablespoons.
Next: A small food that contains big time calories.
Pigs in a blanket
Don’t let their small size fool you. Just one of these crescent-wrapped mini hot dogs contains 70 calories and is made 65-percent up from fat. Eat four of them, and you’ll be ingesting 20 grams of fat before you’ve eaten any other appetizer. And surprisingly, this still isn’t the most unhealthy game day appetizer you can eat!
Next: The way this food is prepared can make it extra unhealthy.
As Livestrong points out, the calorie count in buffalo wings varies depending on how they are prepared. But store-bought fried wings can contain up to 200 calories per 4 ounces. (Which is roughly three or four wings.) And that’s before you add the salty buffalo sauce on top, or the the calorie-packed blue cheese for dipping.
Next: The most unhealthy Super Bowl food of all?
Of all the crazy things you can eat on Super Bowl Sunday, potato chips probably sound kind of tame. Until you realize that one ounce of the classic Lay’s chips contains a shocking 533 calories and 21 grams from fat. Add a fattening dip into the mix, and you have one of the most unhealthy appetizers you could possibly eat.
Next: While we’re talking about potatoes…
A potato wedge topped with cheese and bacon bits. What could possibly go wrong? How about the fact that one skin has 167 calories, 71 of which are from fat. In fact, fat makes up 42-percent of just one sinful potato skin. (Another 43-percent is made up of carbs.) Maybe that isn’t all that surprising though — nothing with bacon on it is ever good for you.
Next: Beware of liquid calories.
Think passing on carb-heavy beer and having a margarita is a smart choice? If your goal is to cut calories, this drink is not the answer. Just one 10 ounce frozen ‘rita packs in 550 calories — more than a McDonald’s Big Mac. You’re better off having your cocktail on the rocks without the sugary mixer, or choosing a different drink all together.
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