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Healthy Snacks: Good Housekeeping's Five Guilt-Free Foods We Should Munch On

Looking for healthier snacks? I came accross a list of some guilt-free snacks from GoodHousekeeping.com


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Berries Bite-size bundles of antioxidants and fiber, berries defend against chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. These antioxidants, including vitamin C, also help to improve the appearance of skin. Berries contain a compound called ellagic acid, which helps reduce UV-ray induced skin wrinkles, according to a 2010 study published in the journal Experimental Dermatology.
 
Nuts Replace snacks like chips and pretzels with nuts, which provide protein and fiber in addition to a satisfying crunch. Although nuts contain a large amount of fat and calories, they can help guard against weight gain, according to a 2011 study that appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine. Eat almonds for vitamin E and walnuts as a source of omega-3 fatty acids, an essential fat. Pistachios pack the fewest calories, at 4 calories per nut
 
Air-Popped Popcorn At a mere 20 calories per cup, this whole-grain snack won’t ruin your diet. Popcorn also contains a higher level of polyphenols — antioxidants that help to lower the risk of heart disease and cancer — than berries.
 
Nonfat Greek Yogurt This versatile dairy product adds creaminess to desserts and dips while providing protein and calcium. Eating yogurt can also help ward off long-term weight gain, according to a multi-year 2011 study of adults published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
 
Oatmeal The whole grains in oatmeal contain soluble fiber and selenium, which help to lower cholesterol and protect the skin from UV damage. Besides eating it as a hot cereal, try folding this breakfast staple into ground meat to make meatloaf.
[ GoodHousekeeping.com



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