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Healthy Snacks That Are Easy to Have On Hand
Posted on 1/20/2019 by Boeckel
When you feel the need for a snack, it's all too easy to reach for candy, cookies, ice cream, and other sugary treats. While it's perfectly acceptable to have these snacks every now and then, you don't want to end up snacking on candy and such every day. If you do, you're just asking to develop cavities and gum disease, plus you put yourself at risk of obesity, diabetes, and other diseases. Instead of grabbing whatever junk food is close at hand, how about trying some of these healthy snacks? Fruits and VegetablesWhile it's true that many fruits do contain a good amount of natural sugars, many also contain other good things for you. Apples, for example, are full of fiber. Grapes have very few calories in them. Avocados are full of nutrients, while pears contain various minerals and vitamins. Many vegetables have very little sugar in them. Carrots and celery are easy snacks that don't take long to prepare but taste great. Add some natural peanut butter to the celery and you have a tasty treat full of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, and protein. If you find plain carrots boring, dip them in hummus to add some taste along with extra protein. NutsNuts such as almonds, peanuts, and pecans are also high in protein and other vitamins. While you may not want to eat a huge amount of nuts at once, they do make a nice snack. You can also add them to salads to add some additional protein. Air-Popped Organic PopcornIf you love popcorn, but want a healthier alternative, air-popped organic popcorn is a great option. Just don't add huge amounts of butter or salt to it. YogurtFinally, yogurt makes for a good snack because it's low in fat and contains ingredients that help your digestive system. Want some other ideas for healthy snacks? Ask us next time you're in for an appointment and we will give you some recommendations that taste great and won't cause damage to your teeth.... Read more...