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Snack Time Tips: Keep it Anti Inflamatory For Your Snack Break

It’s not quite dinner… buuut you already ate lunch: it’s snack time. Whether you’re coming back from class or hitting the office break room, it’s common to reach for the first thing you see to snack on.

If you know anything about us, you know we’re big proponents of keepin’ it fresh! But, we also understand that busy schedules and short breaks mean you don’t always have time to prepare yourself an afternoon feast from scratch.

Many processed, pre-packaged snack items can contain ingredients that are known to cause inflammation in the body. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury and the immune systems method of protection to keep the body healthy. But, chronic inflammation has become known as America’s silent killer.

“Chronic inflammation does not manifest itself like an acute injury or infection. It can take place in all of the cells of the body from the foods we eat, stress, lack of sleep and sedentary living. And the scary thing is we do not necessarily know or feel its effects. It can take 20 to 30 years before the symptoms appear.”

Yikes! We know this is a lot to digest (lol) while you’re trying to find a quick snack. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite best Anti-Inflammatory snacks to grab the next time you’re in a time crunch.

Top 7 Healthy Snacks:

1. Hummus

The versatility of flavors in this dip is amazing! It’s a great combo of fiber, fat and protein to help keep you feeling full.

Pair with: crunchy veggies or healthy crackers for a well rounded snack.

hummus snack
Photographer: cleo stracuzza | Source: Unsplash

2. Nut butter

Contains healthy fats and protein, also great when you’re craving something a little salty!

Pair with: apple or pear slices, celery or on its own.

Peanut butter
Photographer: Corleto Peanut butter | Source: Unsplash

3. Dark Chocolate Square

Because sometimes you just need something sweet. Opt for a chocolate made with 60% or more cacao for the most anti-inflammatory power.

Try: Do you really need to alter or add to chocolate? We think not.

The pieces of dark chocolate
Photographer: Ihor N | Source: Unsplash

4. Guacamole

Packed with healthy fats and a great source of fiber and vitamin E. It’s amazing for you AND your taste buds. An ideal snack.

Pair with: Crunchy carrots, peppers or tortilla chips!

guacamole snack
Photographer: Christina Rumpf | Source: Unsplash

5. Walnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts

Healthy fats, fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals… are you beginning to sense a trend with this list? Grab a handful on your way out the door for a quick and healthy snack.

Try them: raw or roasted! Be mindful of salt and sugar content in premixed snack blends.

??almonds as a snack
Photographer: سجايا 16.6s | Source: Unsplash

6. Coconut kefir or yogurt

Great on the go and great for your gut! Full of beneficial bacteria, they help stimulate digestion and boost your immune system.

Try: in a smoothie or with berries and your favorite granola on top.

Photographer: Niclas Illg | Source: Unsplash

7. Berries

Little fruits with big flavor and packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Preparation: these guys are best left as nature intended, just rinse and enjoy :)

Bowl of raspberries snack
Photographer: Debby Hudson | Source: Unsplash
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