We take pride in providing the New Zealanders with snack chips that are not only delicious but healthy too! Every Sunny Hill Kumara Chip range has at least 25% less fat than common potato chips. Best of all, Sunny Hill Kumara Chips contain no traceable trans fats, a type of fat which has come under serious criticism in recent years from nutritionists, food scientists and health professionals.
Sunny Hill Kumara Chips are great for those who are watching their intake, an ideal snack to make part of an active, healthy lifestyle.
No Trans Fat
You will often find trans fats in fast foods, snack foods, fried foods and baked goods. Why? During the early 1900’s scientists found a way to alter the molecular composition of saturated fats, creating a fat that has a higher melting point. Trans fats were therefore less prone to oxidation and could lower the rate of rancidity in foods that contain them. It is for this reason that trans fats are often used to extend the shelf life of foods, however they are widely considered to be harmful to health.
In a research report published in The New Zealand Medical Journal Vol 120 No 1265 ISSN 1175 8716, it was discovered that an intake of trans fats as low as 5 grams per day is associated with a 25% increase in the incidence of cardiovascular disease over a 10-year history of exposure. Furthermore, a recent study has indicated that trans fats are adipogenic, promoting greater weight gain when compared calorie for calorie with saturated fats.
Fortunately, Sunny Hill Kumara Chips contain no traceable trans fats, so you can feel confident knowing this is a good choice for your health.