5 Healthy ‘Junk” Foods

Junk food can be good for you! Grab these easy snacks before grabbing that snickers or sugar cookie and your waistline & blood pressure will thank us!

  1. Dark Chocolate – has a quite a few health benefits! 
  • Improved Heart Health
  • Good for Overall Cholesterol Profile
  • Better Cognitive Function
  • Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Aid
  • Try out these brands: Pascha, Sweetriot & Alter Eco – Dark Blackout.

 

  1. Fresh Fruit Popsicles 
  • Homemade popsicles are easy to make & full of health benefits 
  • Blueberries – Antioxidant Superstars
  • Strawberries – Vitamin C Power
  • Mangoes – Source of Vitamin C

 

 

  1. Beef Jerky
  • Be careful, watch out for brands that are high in calories, sodium & carcinogens
  • Snacking on Jerky in-between meals is an easy way to get protein in your diet
  • Make your own beef jerky as a healthy alternative to store-bought

 

 

  1. Apple & Almond Butter
  • Almond butter contains significant amounts of protein, calcium, fiber, magnesium, folic acid, potassium, & vitamin E
  • Almond butter has low saturated fat content and is rich in monounsaturated fats making it a heart-healthy choice
  • Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants and dietary fiber that may help reduce hypertension, diabetes and heart disease

 

  1. Trail Mix & Nuts
  • The combination of the healthy fats, fiber and protein will make you feel full longer, so you’re less likely to overeat
  • Nuts are naturally low-glycemic foods which means they won’t raise your blood sugar levels as quickly as other foods
  • Avoid trail mix that’s loaded with candy or sugary dried fruit as they only offer empty calories

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