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7/13/2011

Healthy Snacks for Busy Women

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Are you a busy women with office work and household jobs, so it did not get to meet the nutritional needs? The solution, frequent snacking.

Not to suggest you to add calories and weight with a snack containing salt, fat and high sugar. But healthy snacks, certain 'safe' nutritious to maintain ideal weight. What are they?  Here are seven healthy snack for busy mothers and women.

1. Mixed Nuts & Dried Fruits
Make your own healthy snack that consists of various nuts such as almonds, walnuts, cashews, peanuts and other dried fruits such as apples, cranberries, oranges, pineapple and raisins. Nuts contain healthy fats that can lower cholesterol, while the fruit has fiber that makes the stomach feel full.

2. Cereals
Cereals are usually consumed with milk for breakfast, you can also make a healthy snack. Cereals contain a variety of important nutrients such as folic acid, vitamins and minerals. Choose from whole wheat cereals rich in fiber and low in sugar. Eat it dry when you come cravings.

3. Chocolate
Choose the type of dark chocolate are low in sugar and contains no additional milk. In addition to low calories and can make a full stomach, dark chocolate is also good for heart health. Only, do not limit their consumption over a 50-gram chocolate bars a day.

4. Pieces of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
A time to pack a variety of cut fruits and vegetables as a snack on the road or office. You can include cherry tomatoes, carrots, peppers, cucumbers, grapes, strawberries, melon and papaya. More colorful, fiber, minerals and vitamins that you get also more and more. Helps you feel fuller and energetic without being overweight.

5. Yogurt
Yogurt is rich in protein, calcium and vitamins. Some types of yogurt contain probiotics even help digestion. Choose the type of plain yogurt without the fat and added sugar. Yogurt without feeling might seem a bit bland, so you can add 2 tablespoons honey or fresh fruit. Eat at least one cup of yogurt per day.

6. Edamame
Edamame is a type of Japanese soy bean seed in a large and green. Soybeans contain many nutrients that are healthy for the body. Half a cup of edamame was able to meet the need of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals in a day. You can eat it raw or boiled (but do not boil too long).

7. Juice / Smoothie
Snacks not only can be chewed, but also drunk. A glass of pure fruit juice or smoothies, is the most practical way to meet your nutritional needs per day, plus, filling. According to the study, fruit and vegetables contain high antioxidants that can lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease (senile). But make sure the juice is made from 100% real fruit with no milk or sugar mixture. For smoothies, mix fruit and vegetables with a little yogurt.

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