Snack Bars

How to End the Obesity Epidemic, No Willpower Required

…urge to snack. Snack-food manufacturers make up a multi-billion industry—all focused on bringing you chips, snack bars and cookies that are draining your wallet, expanding your waistline and contributing to the diabetes epidemic. Now, I could tell you to resist all those snacks with pure…

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4 Tips for Healthier Summer Travel

…vitamin B1 to your summertime plans. * Raise the Bar on Your Snacks. Long car and plane rides, hikes, and the like often warrant a bit of refueling between meals. Don’t turn to chips, candy, and other unhealthy snacks. Instead pack healthy snack bars made with whey or soy protein, fresh fruit,…

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The Scary Truth About Halloween--and 5 Guilt-Free Treats

…mood, blood pressure, and insulin sensitivity. The biggest health benefits are found in chocolate bars that are 70% cocoa—so go ahead and enjoy it, in moderation. 2. Nuts are one of the best snack foods around, and almonds top the list when it comes to health benefits. When hunger strikes, eat…

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Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk in Women

…The participants completed a survey on diet and lifestyle indicators, and what researchers found was that women who ate an average of two candy bars per week had a 20 percent reduced chance of having a stroke. The reason is because of cocoa, the primary ingredient in chocolate, contains flavonoids…

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Living with Diabetes? Enjoy Dark Chocolate

…and glucose responses to the glucose tolerance test. High-quality dark chocolate is sold in health food, specialty, and grocery stores. Look for bars that contain 70 percent cocoa or more. Don’t be put off by the fat content, and expect it to have some sugar. Unsweetened dark chocolate is…

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Prevent Heart Disease With This Tasty Treat

…with the reduced risk of diabetes, nerve injury, and UV radiation damage. What’s the best way to eat chocolate? Look for high-quality chocolate bars that contain 70 percent cocoa or more. Unsweetened dark chocolate is extremely bitter, and even sweetened it can be an acquired taste. Because of…

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