Healthy Food Snacks

Natural Health

Healthy food snacks are great if you’re on the run, and need a quick snack to eat. Studies have shown that eating fruit for snacks is a much healthier choice than the sugary counterpart i.e. cookies, candy and things of that nature. In this day and age we are all so busy and press for time, having healthy food snacks is a must for keeping our health in tip top condition.

Foods rich in the mineral potassium help lower the risk of high blood pressure and related diseases like heart attacks and stroke. Bananas are easy to carry for a sweet and quick healthy snack. The banana is loaded with potassium 396 milligrams of this mineral per one average banana.

Bananas act as a healing factor if you get a case of the runs, it’s important to replenish the fluids loss, because of the potassium loss during this bout of distress. Potassium needs to be replaced and pronto. So just by eating a banana you replace some electrolytes loss. Electrolytes are minerals that turn into electrically charged particles in the body.

Muscle contraction, fluid balance and even the beating of your heart are all due in part to the proper electrolyte balance control from the electrically charged particles in the body. Pectin a soluble fiber is also found in bananas and acts like a sponge to soak up all fluids in the digestive tract keeping diarrhea in check. B6 a vitamin is also found in bananas gives you some much needed energy to replace some loss during this stressful bout of the runs.

Bananas are excellent choices for heart healthy food snacks
By eating bananas and apples will increase daily fiber allowances
More vitamins and minerals found in fruit such as bananas and apple than vending machine candy, donuts, and chips
Apples and bananas are naturally sweet, and are easy- quick snack to carry anywhere
Apple a Day, Does it really keep the Doctor Away?

Apples are Mother Nature’s sweet wholesome snacks. Although evidence is preliminary, apples have been bandy about being a food that will indeed keep the doctor away. Whether you prefer Red Delicious, Granny Smith, or Fuji most all apples will lower “bad” LDL cholesterol. Start eating apples as a healthy choice for snacks. By cutting out or down on the sugary cookies, candy and cakes and replacing with apples which are sweet and full of fiber and vitamins will help with weight loss over time.

Apples are a quick and easy snack to carry anywhere. Throw one in your lunch, or backpack, pursue and eat on the go. Organic is a little more expensive but worth every penny. Most of the nutrients are found in the skin of the apple. Yes, pesticides are also found in the skin, so organic would be better for this fruit, if not wash carefully.

This fruit, apple has lots of antioxidant rich polyphenols that prevent cellular damage, and other organs from harmful free radicals. Because apples have pectin a soluble fiber it acts like a gel to lower “bad” LDL cholesterol and, with it, the risk of Heart Disease and Stroke.