6 Superfood Snacks To Boost Energy Levels

Superfood Snacks That Boost Energy Levels

6 Superfood Snacks To Boost Energy;

Superfood Snacks that Satisfy Cravings And Energy Slumps and that can be eaten on the go. That will improve health, and well-being, and boost energy to help manage sugar levels and a healthy weight.

 

Apples

You might not think of apples as a superfood snack but as they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Apples are highly nutritious and packed with antioxidants, flavonoids, pectin, potassium, and polyphenols. Great for supporting good digestion and gut health. They are one of the most easy-to-find superfood snacks to find in most countries around the world.

There are so many different variations of apple but a medium-sized apple with an average weight of about 180 grams is approx 92 kcals.

 

Avocado

Avocado is one of the most powerful superfood snacks to support Brain, Heart Health, and Body Weight. Which is why it is one of our highly recommended daily superfood healthy snacks. It is packed with goodness of over 20 minerals, vitamins, and essential fatty acids that help manage weight.

“Avocados are rich in monounsaturated (‘good’) fats and are a low GI (glycemic index) food, so they will help you to feel fuller for longer.” Fruitnet.com

“Research has suggested that the high fat and fiber composition of avocados may contribute to weight loss by maintaining satiety and changing gut-microbiota composition” Cambridge University Press

The flesh of an average avocado is about 100 grams which is approximately 190kcal.

 

Banana

Bananas are great healthy snacks a superfood that can help calm the nervous system and and boost mood. Bananas are low on the glycemic index and are high in the mineral potassium, vitamin B6, fiber, manganese, and vitamin C. The resistant starch in bananas is good for the gut it has a sort of prebiotic effect. These healthy benefits make bananas the perfect healthy snack for lunchtime or after a workout.

The flesh of an average banana is about 102 grams and is less than 85 kcal.

 

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Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts contain calcium, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, vitamin B1, B6,  vitamin E, and Zinc

One Brazil Nut without the shell weighs about 5 grams and is approx 34kcal. The recommended intake of 2 Brazil Nuts a day is said to in fact only 1 ounce of Brazil nuts is said to have 1,000% RDA of selenium a lot higher than most types of nuts. Selenium is a very important mineral required for a healthy nervous system and heart, it’s vital for the conversion of the thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4) and a healthy pregnancy.

 

Cacao

Raw cacao is extremely high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, especially magnesium. Cacao can easily be added to a smoothie or be used to replace your afternoon or morning coffee as a superfood snack.

Chocolate is roasted and fermented from Cacao, but Cacao is more nutritious and has been used for medicinal properties for years. Cacao boosts mood and happy hormones; phenylethylamine, serotonin, tryptophan, and tyrosine.

 

Dates

Dates are great for anyone with a sweet tooth or who needs a more natural sugar fix to get through the day and has a low GI ( Glycaemic Index). Dates are regarded as a gift from god. Dates are packed with minerals such as vitamin K, potassium, calcium, and magnesium that are said to support bone health.

One date approx 8 grams is said to provide about 23 calories, 6 g of carbohydrates, 0g of fat,  0.2 of protein.

 

 

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