24 snacks to avoid at your Super Bowl party

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Super Bowl Sunday is upon us. Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers fans, as well as more casual observers, are making bets and planning parties. One of the biggest sporting events of the season, last year this game drew over 114 million viewers. However, Sunday will also be home to Puppy Bowl XI, Kitten Bowl III and a wide variety of snacks to munch on as you watch these events.

Not all snacks are created equally, though. For the health-conscious among us, and for those who are still sticking to their New Year’s resolutions, certain foods items are best left untouched.

The experts at HealthGrove used data from the ESHA nutritional database to determine the least-healthy Super Bowl snacks. The HealthGrove team used this data to create an “Unhealthiness Index” that factors in percent daily value of fat, Saturated fat, sodium and total sugar content. Each nutrient is weighted 30 percent, except for total sugar which is weighted 10 percent. The top 25 highest-scoring foods are listed, with the least-healthy snack at No. 1.

For the purposes of this list we did not include name brands, but we’re sure you can read between the lines.

24. Trail Mix

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 48.2
Serving size: 0.25 cup
Calories per serving: 177
Fat: 17.9 percent DV
Sodium: 1.8 percent DV
Saturated fat: 11.1 percent DV
Sugar: 8.7 grams

23. Pork Spare Ribs

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 54.9
Serving size: 3.0 ounces
Calories per serving: 307
Fat: 40.4 percent DV
Sodium: 3.2 percent DV
Saturated fat: 39.3 percent DV
Sugar: 0 grams

22. Kielbasa

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 57.6
Serving size: 2.0 ounces
Calories per serving: 191
Fat: 5.6 percent DV
Sodium: 15.9 percent DV
Saturated fat: 3.9 percent DV
Sugar: 1.4 grams

21. Cheese Puffs

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 60.1
Serving size: 1.0 individual bag
Calories per serving: 196
Fat: 19.4 percent DV
Sodium: 13.7 percent DV
Saturated fat: 9.4 percent DV
Sugar: 1.1 grams

20. Brownies

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 60.1
Serving size: 1.0 each
Calories per serving: 227
Fat: 14 percent DV
Sodium: 6.7 percent DV
Saturated fat: 11.9 percent DV
Sugar: 20.5 grams

Though brownies and cheese puffs have the same Unhealthiness index score, brownies are ranked higher because they have more calories per one serving.

19. Chocolate Coated Pretzels

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 61.4
Serving size: 3.0 each
Calories per serving: 151
Fat: 8.5 percent DV
Sodium: 7.8 percent DV
Saturated fat: 12.7 percent DV
Sugar: 12.8 grams

18. Sweet Potato French Fries

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 61.5
Serving size: 3.0 ounces
Calories per serving: 129
Fat: 6.6 percent DV
Sodium: 8.1 percent DV
Saturated fat: 1.8 percent DV
Sugar: 7 grams

17. Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 61.7
Serving size: 1.0 ounces
Calories per serving: 147
Fat: 12 percent DV
Sodium: 8.2 percent DV
Saturated fat: 5.5 percent DV
Sugar: 0.7 grams

16. White Meat Chicken Nuggets

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 63.4
Serving size: 4.0 each
Calories per serving: 209
Fat: 24.4 percent DV
Sodium: 9.1 percent DV
Saturated fat: 15.7 percent DV
Sugar: 1 grams

15. Soft Pretzels

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 67.3
Serving size: 1.0 small pretzel
Calories per serving: 210
Fat: 3 percent DV
Sodium: 14.1 percent DV
Saturated fat: 2.2 percent DV
Sugar: 0.2 grams

14. Tortilla Chips

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 68.2
Serving size: 1.0 cup
Calories per serving: 293
Fat: 14.7 percent DV
Sodium: 14.8 percent DV
Saturated fat: 8.9 percent DV
Sugar: 0.3 grams

13. Chocolate Chip Cookie

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 68.8
Serving size: 1.0 each
Calories per serving: 197
Fat: 15.2 percent DV
Sodium: 5.2 percent DV
Saturated fat: 16.2 percent DV
Sugar: 13.2 grams

12. Buttered Popcorn

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 68.8
Serving size: 1.0 bag
Calories per serving: 465
Fat: 19.1 percent DV
Sodium: 15.5 percent DV
Saturated fat: 21.4 percent DV
Sugar: 0.3 grams

11. French Fries

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 70.3
Serving size: 1.0 package
Calories per serving: 375
Fat: 19 percent DV
Sodium: 17.9 percent DV
Saturated fat: 13.5 percent DV
Sugar: 0.5 grams

10. Bagel Chips

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 70.4
Serving size: 1.0 bag
Calories per serving: 789
Fat: 40.8 percent DV
Sodium: 17 percent DV
Saturated fat: 59.8 percent DV
Sugar: 10.5 grams

9. Italian Meatballs

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 72.8
Serving size: 3.0 each
Calories per serving: 160
Fat: 22 percent DV
Sodium: 22.4 percent DV
Saturated fat: 19 percent DV
Sugar: 1.9 grams

8. Glazed BBQ Chicken Wing

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 73.5
Serving size: 1.0 each
Calories per serving: 232
Fat: 24.8 percent DV
Sodium: 23.9 percent DV
Saturated fat: 16.5 percent DV
Sugar: 1.9 grams

7. Beef & Cheese Taquitos

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 74.1
Serving size: 3.0 each
Calories per serving: 362
Fat: 25.9 percent DV
Sodium: 25.1 percent DV
Saturated fat: 28 percent DV
Sugar: 2.1 grams

6. Breaded Chicken Tenders

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 75.4
Serving size: 7.0 piece
Calories per serving: 353
Fat: 40.4 percent DV
Sodium: 27.7 percent DV
Saturated fat: 63.5 percent DV
Sugar: 0.8 grams

5. Pork Bratwurst

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 76.1
Serving size: 1.0 each
Calories per serving: 283
Fat: 38.2 percent DV
Sodium: 30 percent DV
Saturated fat: 42.5 percent DV
Sugar: 0 grams

4. Salted Cashews

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 76.8
Serving size: 0.25 cup
Calories per serving: 197
Fat: 30.7 percent DV
Sodium: 32.3 percent DV
Saturated fat: 17.9 percent DV
Sugar: 1.7 grams

3. Pizza Rolls

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 77.1
Serving size: 10.0 each
Calories per serving: 437
Fat: 20.5 percent DV
Sodium: 33.3 percent DV
Saturated fat: 16.6 percent DV
Sugar: 5 grams

2. Chicken Egg Rolls

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 77.7
Serving size: 1.0 each
Calories per serving: 158
Fat: 18.3 percent DV
Sodium: 35.3 percent DV
Saturated fat: 12.8 percent DV
Sugar: 4.5 grams

1. Pepperoni Pizza

 

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Unhealthiness index score: 78.5
Serving size: 1.0 slice
Calories per serving: 432
Fat: 34.1 percent DV
Sodium: 37.6 percent DV
Saturated fat: 35 percent DV
Sugar: 5.8 grams

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