Top 4 healthy snacks to eat

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dark chocolate Photographer: Adrianna Anastasiades

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is the healthiest chocolate out of them all. If you have a sweet tooth you won’t need to cut out chocolate completely, just cut down on the intake and trade up for dark chocolate instead. It is good for your heart as it can lower your blood pressure. So it’s the perfect treat for winding down! Not only is it good for your heart, but it is also good for your brain. It can make you feel more positive and happier as it helps your brain release endorphins. It is also filled with antioxidants and can help control your blood sugar.

Apples

Apples are one of the best fruits to eat, especially if you’re trying to loose weight. Apples are also great for the teeth. It lowers the levels of bacteria which can reduce tooth decay, due to the fact that when you bite and chew on an apple it encourages the saliva in your mouth. With the amount of fiber in apples, it can help lower cholesterol. It can also help you maintain and loose weight as it is high in fiber which burns fat and fills you up.

Popcorn

Be careful with popcorn – popcorn can be healthy if YOU make it healthy. Make sure you buy proper popcorn that isn’t loaded with added fat, sugar and salt. Try making homemade popcorn and adding your own flavorings on top. This can benefit you as you will know how your popcorn is made and what is on it. Popcorn is a wholegrain, therefore it provides the nutrients needed in a wholegrain such as your dietary intake of high fiber.

Almonds

Almonds contain a healthy fat that actually helps you loose weight! They can also help lower cholesterol, reduce risk of heart attacks and are great for your bones and teeth. A handful of almonds as a snack can also fill you up easily.

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