Just three of four crackers (depending on the brand) can equal the calories and the carbohydrates in a piece of bread, yet these come under less scrutiny when we shop. Be sure to read the label.
• Look for brands with the fewest ingredients.
• Buy brands that contain less than 120 milligrams of sodium per serving.
• Each serving should include more than 2 grams of fibre (not from insulin).
• Highly processed white flour with some whole-grain or insulin fibre is not the same as a whole food.
• Beware of the "food as fun" principle - crackers do not have to come in animal shapes.
• Serve higher-sodium foods with higher-potassium food (fruits and vegetables or bean spreads such as hummus), which will help the body process the salt.
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