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Pipcorn Crackers Sea Salt -- 4.25 oz

Pipcorn Crackers Sea Salt
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Pipcorn Crackers Sea Salt Description

  • Heirloom Snack Crackers
  • Made With Upcycled Corn Flour
  • Baked, Not Fried
  • Zero Trans Fat
  • Gluten Free
  • Non-GMO Project Verified

Sustainability is important to us- that's why we use heirloom corn in all our snacks. We turned the only downside of making our Heirloom Cheese Balls- leftover finely ground corn flour- into an upside, by upcycling it into these crispy, crunchy crackers. We love them for snacking, lunch packing and sharing with friends. We think you'll love 'em, too!

Free Of
Gluten, GMOs, soy, egg, yeast, trans fat.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 35 Pieces (30 g)
Servings per Container: About 4
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Total Fat4 g4%
   Saturated Fat0 g0%
   Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol Less than5 mg1%
Sodium360 mg16%
Total Carbohydrate22 g8%
   Dietary Fiber1 g4%
   Total Sugars0 g
     Includes 0g Added Sugars0%
Protein2 g
Other Ingredients: Heirloom corn flour, potato starch, potato flakes, sunflower oil, arrowroot flower, cassava flour, tapioca flour, tapioca starch, non-GMO corn starch, organic whey protein concentrate, sea salt, baking powder (monocalcium phosphate, baking soda), tapioca starch, sunflower lecithin, rosemary extract.
Allergen Information:Contains Milk
Produced in a facility that uses tree nuts
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Is 'Grazing' a Healthful Way to Eat - or Should You Avoid It?

Find yourself reaching for a protein bar, a few handfuls of popcorn or a couple of cookies mid-afternoon? You’re part of the majority of Americans who love to snack. As a country, we’re now eating in between meals more than ever before. Between 2015 and 2020, the number of snacking occasions rose from 505 to 530 annually per person, according to a recent report from The NPD Group. The pandemic accelerated snacking, too. And we’re even eating more snack foods at meals these days, according to the same report: Snack foods rose from 21 percent of eatings in 2010 to 26 percent in 2020. Concept of What is Grazing Represented by Woman Standing in Kitchen Eating Yogurt | It’s one thing to plan out healthy snacks, ensuring you’re getting an adequate mix of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats — but another to snack mindlessly, without giving thought to portions or nutrition. This constant approach to snacking is also called grazing, defined as frequent eating throughout the day at undefined periods, with undefined portions of whatever foods are close at hand. But could this seemingly wild strategy ever be a smart way to eat? We asked the experts.

What is grazing?

Grazing is convenient, requires no planning (technically) and can make eating feel like less of a hassle if you find yourself short on time, says Dustin Moore, MS, RD, a lecturer and doctoral student at University of California, Irvine. However, he doesn’t recommend grazing as a healthy eating strategy. “What you gain in convenience, you’ll likely sacrifice in poor nutritional quality and overconsumption of calories,” he adds. It gets a little confusing when it comes to the science, however. Things don’t look good when you consider that grazing is prevalent in adults with eating disorders and obesity, leading to poor outcomes with weight loss, lower moods and decreased mental health-related quality of life, according to a 2017 study in Clinical Psychology Review. Grazing goes against much of the benefits of intermittent fasting, which have come to light more recently. And a 2019 study in Nutrients concluded that reduced meal frequency (two to three meals per day) provides psychological benefits such as reduced inflammation and improved circadian rhythm — again, in direct opposition of grazing.

Potential benefits of grazing

However, there are some upsides to eating more often throughout the day. “Grazing can help keep blood sugar and insulin levels stable, as compared to eating large meals two or three times per day,” says Lauren Minchen, MPH, RDN, CDN, a nutrition consultant for Freshbit, an AI-driven visual diet diary app. She adds that grazers may experience less indigestion and heartburn due to simply having less digestion work to do at any one given time. This smoother digestion and more controlled blood sugar may ultimately lead to less body fat (particularly around the midsection) and a healthier cardiovascular system. That’s all provided you don’t overdo it on portions, however. The discussion around grazing now is focused on the intent behind it, says Minchen. There’s a big difference between grazing mindfully with the purpose of healthy eating or weight control, and grazing turning into overeating and losing control of your choices (i.e., eating impulsively). Watch out if you find yourself grazing when you’re not even hungry. A 2018 survey found that 43 percent of U.S. consumers snack because they’re hungry in between meals, while 29 percent nosh to give themselves a treat, and 26 percent snack simply because they’re bored. That means the majority of snackers (57 percent) are doing so for reasons other than hunger — which can lead to consumption of excess calories and ultimately, weight gain. Erin Stokes, medical director at MegaFood, says while she’s a firm believer in eating healthy snacks between meals, everyone needs to find the eating pattern that’s best for their personal health. “It’s important to follow your internal cues around hunger and satiety, and sometimes grazing can mute these cues,” she explains.

Best practices for grazing

If you are going to try out grazing, the healthy way, keep a couple golden rules in mind. First, portion your food into a small bowl or vessel instead of just grabbing the entire bag or container, says Moore. Second, aim to eat a snack that provides at least 5 grams of protein per serving, which will help curb cravings and keep you feeling satisfied until your next meal. Third, always keep your fridge and pantry stocked with healthy choices. “Just like animals whose only choice is to graze what they find in the pasture, you’re only able to eat what is close at hand,” says Moore. With that in mind, he recommends surrounding yourself with the good stuff: Think protein-rich snacks like Greek yogurt cups (stacked in the front of your fridge so you’ll see them) and plenty of whole fruits and vegetables, like tangerines and avocados. There’s nothing wrong with treats here and there, but these should be in the background, out of your direct line of sight, says Moore (who keeps chocolate on top of his fridge — pro tip!). A few more ideas for grazing snacks that provide one serving of protein, one serving of carbohydrates and one serving of healthy fats, from Michen:
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs with 1 serving Triscuits
  • 2 slices low-sodium chicken breast with 3 T. hummus and an apple
  • ¾ cup 4% plain Greek yogurt mixed with 1 cup berries

The bottom line on grazing

Mindless grazing works well for animals — not so much for humans. But, don’t worry if you fall into this pattern from time to time. You are only human, after all. “We should exert a slightly greater effort to surround ourselves with [nutritious food] so that if we do feel the need to graze,” says Moore, “we have great options,and make eating a healthy diet easier.”
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