Fruit On The Go, EverFit Personal Training in Brighton Settles The Snack Debate

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Eating healthy isn’t always easy. This is especially so when your schedule demands that you be out of the house and away from healthy options on a regular basis. One of the worst times of day when you happen to be on the go happens to be snack time.

So, what can you do to get a little mid-morning or late-afternoon pick me up without breaking your diet? Consider bringing along a few pieces of fresh fruit to settle the snack debate while making sure your body is fueled properly.

Why Fruit?

There are a number of reasons why fresh fruit is a great option for snack times on the go. Here are just a few of them:

  1. Fruit is packed with nutrients – From the vitamin C in citrus fruits to the potassium packed into bananas, the options are incredible for boosting overall nutrition. If you want to increase your antioxidant intake, fresh berries also make a quick and easy snack.
  2. Fruit is highly portable – Fresh fruit tends to come in its own packaging and is very easy to grab and go. There’s no reason to even take pause to grab a bag or container if your daily snack is an apple or banana.
  3. Preparation isn’t an issue – Creating healthful snacks to take along when you’re on the way out the door can take time. When fruit is your option of choice, there’s no real time involved. Just select your favorites and they’re great for you – just the way nature made them.
  4. If you are active regularly and working at gaining muscle (the sugar and carbohydrate burners of the body) fruit will not disrupt your weight loss or maintenance program.  For those that are inactive and trying to lose weight be careful of how much sugar you are taking in from fruit.  It might be causing you to gain weight.
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Simply Fresh Market in Brighton: Great place to get your fruits and veggies!

There are really isn’t a bad answer here. All fruits tend to have their benefits when it comes to health and nutrition. Keep the fruit a smaller portion size ¼-1/2 cup of berries or a smaller apple or apple. Here are some of the easiest snacking options:

  1. Apples and Pears – They’re highly portable and have a variety of vitamins including A, B1, B1, Niacin and others. They’re also high in fiber and potassium.
  2. Berries – While blackberries, blueberries and other similar options might require a baggie, they are sweet when it comes to nutrients. Berries tend to be high in antioxidants and they also are infused with vitamins and minerals.
  3. Bananas – They come in their own container and don’t have to be refrigerated. Plus, they’re high in potassium, vitamin A, phosphorus and other beneficial nutrients. Try ½ a banana and a little natural peanut butter or raw walnuts (4-5).  Make a nutrition treat by using 60% or greater chocolate chips, natural peanut butter with this nutritious and delicious recipe!
  4. Grapefruit, oranges and other citrus – These come in their own packaging and are great choices when you need something sweet that happens to be packed with vitamins and minerals.  Just make sure to check if cintrus fruits interfere with medications.

If you’re eating to your health, be sure to work exercise in the routine, too. The experts at your local gym or a personal trainer can help you get started on a path that improves health and energizes you at the same time!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Beth Rzendzian is the owner of EverFit Personal Training in Brighton Michigan, Brighton’s premier fitness and fat loss expert.  If you’re ready to begin your fat loss journey please call 517-376-1400 right now to receive a complimentary nutrition and fitness Consultation (valued at $59).

If you’re not yet ready for our free consultation offer, please visit http://www.everfitfitness.com/ to instantly download 6 Reports that will give you all you need to know to get started towards your new and fit life!

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