Don't Be Fooled: Wheat Thins and Triscuits Aren't as Healthy as You Think

These snacks aren’t exactly healthy things to eat

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Triscuits are sprayed with salt and oil. 

It’s okay if you think that Wheat Thins and Triscuits, both produced by Nabisco, are healthy. Judging by everything we’ve been told in advertisements, and from the messaging on the snack boxes themselves, you can be excused if you think that they’re health food . Wheat Thins’ box advertises 11 grams of whole grains per serving, and Triscuits only have three ingredients: whole grain wheat, soybean oil, and salt. But are these snacks actually healthy?

Compared to potato chips and Cheetos, they’re definitely healthy alternatives. But they’re still very much snack food even if they’re not exactly junk food. You shouldn’t eat too many of them in one sitting. While they’re both baked, Triscuits are essentially doused with oil and salt, and each one contains .75 grams of fat, 20 calories, and 30 milligrams of sodium. Wheat Thins contain .3 grams of fat, 11.5 calories, and 14.3 milligrams of sodium per cracker. So having a few handfuls really adds up!