Advantages Of Healthy Snacks

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Register to read the introduction… Healthy snacks should not add an unnecessary calorie to your diet. Choose snacks that contain between 100 and 200 total calories. Then, adjust your meals throughout the rest of your day to allow for the additional calories in your diet. * Some examples of low- to moderate-calorie foods that are healthy include fruits, yogurt and prepackaged reduced-calorie snack packs, such as 100-calorie snack packs. * High-calorie foods generally aren't healthy snacks. A high-calorie food, according to the Food and Drug Administration, is a food that contains 400 calories or more per serving. * Examples of unhealthy, high-calorie snacks include an ice cream sundae or a large slice of cake. * Fats * Many foods have full-fat and reduced-fat or fat-free versions. Generally, the less fat in the snack, the healthier it is, but because some fat-free products contain sugar and other unhealthy ingredients to enhance the flavor, reading the nutrition label is important. * For example, cheese with whole-grain crackers is a healthy snack as long as you use reduced-fat cheese. Full-fat cheese contains too much saturated fat, while and fat-free cheese may contain added sugar and salt.

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A super food is a food rich in phytochemicals, which are special chemicals that have been noted to have disease-fighting properties. Phytochemicals can reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer, reduce inflammation, strengthen the immune system, or in some other way contribute to a person being healthier. When foods are high in these phytochemicals, they may be eaten not only because they taste good, but because they are good for you too. Super foods that are fruits include blueberries, cranberries, red grapes, pink grapefruit, mangos, papaya, watermelons and tomatoes. What makes these fruits so super is that they are packed with special nutrients, the phytochemicals mentioned above. For example, tomatoes are high in lycopene, which may reduce risk for prostate cancer, and high in beta carotene, which may promote greater mental alertness and slow conditions like Alzheimer’s. Vitamin C is another nutrient indicated in anti-aging and possible reduction in risk of developing

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