Today’s Trade-In: Energy Bar for a Healthy Snack

October 28, 2014

 

Creating Better Health Habits with IQYOU

by Ellen Goldberg, IQYOU support

 

Definition of Habit: hab·it

noun

  1. 1. a settled or regular tendency or practice, esp. one that is hard to give up.

“this can develop into a bad habit

Creating your best health today, and insuring your best health in the future, isn’t hard if you create the right habits. Over the next few months you’ll be introduced to the IQYOU Trade-In emails. These are quick email suggestions to Trade-In a past routine, habit or food, for a new healthier one. Many can be very simple, but yield great benefits.

Trade-in your donut or packaged energy bar for: a Handful of Walnuts and an Apples.

A pound of raw walnuts are easy to purchase at most stores and easy to keep in your desk at work. Just 7 whole walnuts provide:

  • 6.6 grams of protein
  • 5 grams of fiber
  • 113% of RDA for Omega 3 fatty acids
  • 50% RDA for copper and manganese
  • 20% each of biotin and molybdenum.

Walnuts provide antioxidants and many healthful benefits including decreased unhealthy LDL cholesterol, decreased inflammation, cognitive memory, and protective against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular problems and type 2 diabetes, plus a decreased the risk of prostate and breast cancers.

The mighty apple provides antioxidants, 8 mg’s of vitamin C and 4 to 5 grams of fiber, poyypenols and phytonutrients which can help you regulate your blood sugar. Quercetin is the primary phytonutrient found in apples. Quercitin is used as an anti-inflammatory for arthritis, sinus pressure and other inflammatory conditions. Researchers found that by eating an apple before a meal, people consume 15% less calories. The apple satiates your appetite, which is what you want in a mid-morning snack!

Questions? Contact: [email protected], your IQYOU Coordinator.

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