Healthy Nutritious Snack Foods

Cheese Anyone?

Healthy nutritious snack foods like Jarlsberg and Gouda cheeses are so tasty and an easy to snack on. Just a 1 ounce serving of this fermented cheese helps reduce the buildup of calcium in the arteries that leads to dangerous stiffening of the arteries. One of the heart health secrets is when cheese ferments; it produces vitamin K2, a nutrient that activates the proteins responsible for preventing calcium crystals from forming in blood vessels.

Just reaching for one healthy ounce of either of these two cheeses a day helps keep the calcium buildup from occurring and it also protects cell health to block the growth of cancerous cells from forming.

Foods-Cool and Sweet Oh-So-Refreshing!

Here in Texas the summertime gets pretty HOT. Melons are healthy nutritious snack foods with benefits for the whole body. Water melon one of my favorite melons is packed with vitamins A, C and lycopene. Just snacking on the melon supplies the body with nutrients that strengthen the skins sun-defense. Wrinkles and sun spots can occur from damage done by the sun.

Cantaloupe another melon is a great source of toxic waste removal addition. Vitamins A found in the form of bête carotene combines with the melons high water content to help eliminate the toxic buildup and release fat trapping toxins in the body. So cool to refresh by in the hot summer time and such an easy snack, yet so nutritious as well.

Honeydew melon is a healthy snack especially in the sizzling months of summer. It is low in calories and high in the mineral potassium. So if you’re outside sweating a lot honeydew melon is a great way to replace loss electrolytes and restore the balance of the body’s cells and fluids to guard against dehydration or fatigue.

I love to add yogurt with a sprinkle of granola to my honeydew or even cantaloupe melons. All for a nutritious snack food choice, morning or afternoon, or anytime snack time.

Indulging in cheeses like Jarlsberg and Gouda are great ways to snack on healthy snacks
Simple, delicious and so convenient are melons to enjoy daily
Just eating cheese in small amounts is heart friendly
Snacks can be anything and choosing nutritious kinds are sweet and wise
Cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew melons are sweet and high in water content with vitamins and minerals great for the body’s usage
Fruits Are Natural Snacks

All the melon families help ward off high blood pressure and lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart diseases. Potassium a mineral found in cantaloupe along with bananas help lower blood pressure normally. In clinical trials or of 10,000 people researchers found that people who had high levels of potassium in their system had lower blood pressure problems.

Healthy nutritious snack foods, like melons and cheeses, are great ways to keep a healthy weight and healthy lifestyle for vibrant living. Just snacking on cantaloupe ½ melon can provide the body with approximately 876 milligrams of the mineral potassium, ¼ of the body’s needs per day.