Do Snickers Really Satisfy?

February 14th, 2014

From the “well, duh” department: Snickers, a candy bar, advertises itself as a snack that satisfies hunger in a series of ads that claim “you’re not you when you’re hungry.” But does Snickers really satisfy?

Maybe not. One Snickers bar contains 27 grams of sugar (along with four grams of protein and one gram of fiber). Studies suggest foods loaded with simple sugars ultimately leave you more hungry. Eat a Snickers bar and your blood sugar will spike and then plummet, leaving you more hungry than when you started, suggests science.

A Snickers bar may satisfy hunger better than no food at all. But the evidence suggests eating a candy bar loaded with simple sugars is going to leave you more hungry in the end. So maybe Snickers bars are *puts on sunglasses* not so satisfying after all.

For more on sugars and all their names, click here.

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