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Snacks Thought To Be Bad, But Are Actually Healthy

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We are putting Bobbie Miller to the test. This time, we are testing good foods with an unfair bad rap. 

On News 9 This Morning, we had three sets of food and Bobbie had to guess which of the two is thought to be bad, but is actually pretty healthy. Watch the video to see how she did!

Here are some food items that are thought to be bad but are actually healthy,

Beef Jerky -- Each serving of has around 10 grams of protein. Healthy doses of zinc, which helps heal wounds, and it’s a good source of iron.

White Rice -- About 90 percent carbohydrates. But it is a good source of magnesium, phosphorous, and iron.

Beans -- Same number of calories as dried beans and boast about 14 grams of protein and 12 grams of fiber per serving. Draining and rinsing canned beans thoroughly can reduce sodium by more than 40 percent.

Tuna -- 16 to 20 grams of protein per serving, and for less sodium, look for it packed in water not oil.

The rest of the items on the list from “Reader’s Digest:" Avocado, popcorn, bananas, frozen fruits and veggies.

Details can be found here.

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