By Jaeyeon Kim |Staff Writer|
“Fifty-one percent of people eat snacks because they’re bored. 50 percent use snacks to help them concentrate while studying. 46 percent replace a meal with a snack,” according to LinkedIn.
Lots of people eat snacks for various reasons.
Many countries have diverse and different snacks.
Have you ever had both American and Korean snacks?
What do Americans think about Korean snacks?
According to ‘American React to Korean Snacks’ video of ‘Korean Englishman’ on YouTube, American’s reactions to Korean snacks are very diverse.
In the video, Americans commonly look at Korean snacks, such as chips; their reactions to the snacks range from weird to amazed because of the appearance and name of the snacks.
Their reactions to the snacks are different before and after eating.
All of them like the same snacks which commonly contain chocolate but are divided when it comes to other snacks.
Similar to ‘American React to Korean Snacks’ video, Koreans have also various reactions to American snacks.
According to ‘Korean Girls Taste American Snacks’ on YouTube, Korean girls react to American snacks similar to American’s reaction to Korean snacks.
Generally, Koreans also feel weird about appearance and name of American snacks, such as Goldfish, Pop-Tarts, Lays, Twizzlers and Cheez-it.
Before eating the snacks, they smell the snacks and their faces show apprehension about the smell as well as the appearance and name of the snacks.
“American snacks are very salty more than Korean snacks. Moreover, generally, the American snacks are very large in quantity more than the Korean snacks,” said student Eungyo Jeong.
“American snacks are too sweet, while Korean snacks are sweet but not as sweet as American snacks,” said student Adejare Melody.
Like Jeong and Melody, people generally think American snacks have a stronger taste than Korean snacks.
Eating these kinds of snacks can be harmful to people even though they taste good.
Eating the snacks make people gain weight, constipation and fatigue, according to SFGate.
“Nutrition really is the key to a healthy lifestyle and a healthy life,” stated Dr. Rita Redberg, a cardiologist at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center.
Celery sticks, cucumber slices, assortments of nuts, fruits, and vegetables are healthy snack alternatives.
“These snacks have lots of the nutrients, fiber, and protein your body needs, and they guard against sugar highs and lows,” according to Everyday Health.
Every Thursday a fruit stand sells fruits and juices such as: pineapple, mango, watermelon and orange juice for only $2 between the San Manuel Student Union and University Hall.
Even though the saltiness of chips are satisfying, fruits and vegetables are a sweet, healthy alternative.