They are the best sources of antioxidants that promote the health of your brain and heart.
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Naps working from home you know that having a kitchen nearby can be a great temptation. There are delicious snacks that can limit your cravings for unhealthy foods and that are easy to prepare; they are nutritious, they give you Energy and keep you satisfied; they are healthy and suitable for your control diet or weight loss.
1. Greek yogurt and berries
He yogurt with strawberries, blackberries, or blueberries (or a mix) is a nutritious snack that gives you antioxidants. Yogurt is a source of protein and calcium, it also stands out for its content of live bacteria. It is a prebiotic beneficial for your gut microbiota.
Berries are an excellent addition to yogurt, they are rich in vitamin C and are one of the best sources of antioxidants such as anthocyanins, support the health of your brain and heart.
A 3.5-ounce serving of plain Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup of berries provides less than 150 calories.
Popcorn is whole grains that give you fiber. They are light, low in fat and sugar, and they also do not contain cholesterol. 50 grams of popcorn has 185 calories
How you prepare them influences how healthy they are. Avoid packages that add a lot of sodium, fat, and other additives. Microwave them in a paper bag, with a little oil and salt (or sugar if you prefer boiled corn). Sprinkle some chili powder or nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor and a vitamin addition.
3. Peanut butter toast
The peanut butter provides you protein, healthy fats, and fiber; It is also a good source of vitamins, such as Vitamin E, vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B6; contributes essential minerals as magnesium, potassium, and zinc; And it is rich antioxidants.
Enjoy a tablespoon of peanut butter on a slice of whole wheat toast for a delicious, energetic and healthy snack.
4. Sugar-free gelatin
Gelatin is not a simple dessert. Gelatin gives you protein And contains glutamic acid, a substance that according to Medical News Today can help promote a healthy mucous lining in the stomach. This could help with digestion.
5. Celery sticks with cream cheese
Celery sticks with cream cheese are a classic low-carb snack. Crispy celery gives you potassium and flavonoids; is a great source of antioxidants. Healthline notes that both celery and seeds are about 25 anti-inflammatory compounds They can offer protection against inflammation in the body.
Five small celery sticks with 2 ounces of cream cheese is a snack under 200 calories.
6. Dark chocolate and banana
You can enjoy chocolate for a healthy dessert without exceeding calories. Opt for dark chocolate, at least 70% cocoa, cocoa is rich in plant chemicals called flavonoids with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, according to the Harvard Nutrition Source. Chocolate also has two stimulants, caffeine and theobromine. It favors your heart and your brain
Process 1 or 2 tablespoons of cocoa with a frozen banana and get a delicious chocolate ice cream. The banana adds potassium, vitamin B6, fiber and antioxidants.
7. Pear slices with ricotta cheese
An easy sandwich to make, with a nice creamy texture and sweet taste. You don’t need to peel the fruit anymore so you get more fiber and most of the flavonoids with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Cheese adds protein and calcium. Together, cheese and pear provide fiber, protein, calcium, vitamin C, and other antioxidant compounds.
8. Avocado with chili
Avocado is creamy, delicious and nutritious, it gives you healthy fats, fiber, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B6. It has no cholesterol.
You can enjoy it with a pinch of salt and sprinkle with chilli powder. The healthy fats in avocado are excellent for heart health. They can improve blood cholesterol levels, relieve inflammation and stabilize the heart rate, according to the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).
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