Healthly Foods and Healthy Snacks

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Healthy Foods: Fruit

Why They're Healthy:

Fresh fruit is a no-brainer when it comes to healthful snacks. But it's easy to get stuck in the rut of buying the same fruits again and again. Avoid this habit by shopping for what's in season now. You'll enjoy ephemeral flavors plus nutritional variety as your choices change naturally throughout the year.
There are lots of nutrients in fruit that are important for health. This includes fiber, vitamins, minerals, as well as a plethora of antioxidants and phytonutrients. Fiber, especially soluble fiber, has many benefits. This includes reduced cholesterol levels, slowed absorption of carbohydrates and increased satiety. Plus there are many studies showing that soluble fiber can contribute to weight loss

Quick Tip:

A great source of fiber, whole fruit helps keep you feeling fuller longer. But don't drink your fruit. When Purdue researchers gave 20 people an apple, applesauce, or apple juice, those who drank their snack were the quickest to report being hungry.

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