Tip #4: An Apple a Day….

…keeps the HANGRY away!!!

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A while back I realized how incredibly useful it is to always have a bowl on my counter stocked with crunchy apples AND to take one (or more) of these apples with me when I am out and about. I cannot tell you the number of times that I catch myself becoming frustrated with my kids or low energy at work and reach for that apple to get me through to the next time I can have a full snack or meal.

There are many foods that would fill this gap but the great thing about apples is that they are crunchy and take a while to eat so our brains have time to catch up with our GI tract. A beverage does not allow time for this to happen and we may overeat. Apples are also full of nutrients, including soluble fibre which helps with satiety (staying fuller longer).

So whether you are busy at home or out and about, don’t let the hangry monster get the best of you and don’t impulsively reach forย unhealthy “treats” between meals. Grab an apple and be on your way!

Until next time…stay healthy!

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