Soft Pretzels are a terrific tasting snack that can be found in mall food courts, fairs and carnivals everywhere. You can also buy them at the grocery store and make them at home. Pretzels seem relatively healthy, but just how many calories in a soft pretzel are there? Lets take a look.
One soft pretzel found at your typical food court contains a staggering 480 calories! Okay, so that isn't exactly healthy. In fact, soft pretzels are one of the worst foods you can eat. Along with the 480 calories there are 1.5 grams of fat, 100 grams of carbs, 2010 mg of sodium, and 12 grams of protein. And this is just a plain soft pretzel. Most of the time people get some sort of topping for it like melted cheese or icing. You can easily add on a couple of hundred calories making it even more unhealthy.
If you were to eat a soft pretzel every day for a snack you would add an additional 3360 calories per week and an additional 14,070 mg of sodium as well. This is an extremely dangerous amount of sodium Just one soft pretzel contains 85% of your daily recommended allowance of sodium for an entire day. High sodium diets have been linked to hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity and type II diabetes. In other words, avoid soft pretzels as much as possible.
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