Top 10 Healthy Snacks

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6. Seeds and Raisins Mix:

Seeds are high in protein and a good source of phytosterols, a plant compounds which are believed to reduce cholesterol and enhance immune function. Sunflower seeds are the best source of phytosterols, as well as a good source of magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, and vitamin E. Pumpkin seeds contain cucurbitacins, a substance that appears to help prevent prostate enlargement and are also a good source of zinc, magnesium, and manganese. The seeds when mixed with raisins will rise your iron consumption and potassium consumption levels.

 

7. Hard Boiled Eggs:

Eggs have always been a part of healthy diet. Eggs can be consumed as snacks. For a natural protein boost in the middle of your busy day, enjoy one or two hard-boiled eggs. One medium hard-boiled egg delivers a host of essential vitamins at just 81 calories.

 

8. Carrot :

Carrots are one of the best sources of vitamins. A single medium-size carrot has a potential to more than satisfy your vitamin A needs for an entire day. Just one contains 17,158 international units of A. Carrots are also rich in dietary fibre, antioxidants, and minerals.

 

9. Grapes and Cheese:

Cheeses are often viewed as a high fat content product, but it’s not all bad. Hard cheese such as cheddar is a great source of calcium and phosphorus, and is one of the few good sources of vitamins B6, which aids the process of serotoninsynethesis (a process that promotes good mood). Spread half a medium ripe avocado on a slice of wholemeal toast to get a tasty, wholesome, low GI snack containing a healthy dose of fibre. Grape has high potential uses which include its ability to treat constipation, indigestion, fatigue, kidney disorders, macular degeneration and prevention of cataract. Grapes, one of the most delicious fruits, are rich sources of vitamins A, C, B6 and folate in addition to essential minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium.

 

10. Protein Bars:

Energy in food comes from three main sources: fat, protein, and carbohydrates. A typical energy bar will supply about 200–300 Calories, 3–9 g of fat, 7–15 g of protein, and 20–40 g of carbohydrates. Dietary fibre is often added to energy bars to add bulk without calories and slow the absorption of glucose.

 

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