Stress! Are your kids driving you crazy? Is your boss on your back about that project you haven’t completed? Are you behind on bills? Are you having conflicts at home? Are you ready to throw in the towel? Grab a piece of cake, a bag of chips, some ice cream…NO…WAIT!
Stress is a normal part of life. It can motivate you to get that promotion at work, or run the last mile of a race. But if you don’t get a handle on it, it may become long-term and can seriously interfere with your family life, job and more importantly your health.
What you snack on can actually help limit your stress, control your mood, and make you feel better almost instantly. Healthy snacks offer healthy benefits.
We don’t want you stressing anymore. Watching carbs and proteins, counting calories, meal planning and preparation to eat healthy can be stressful! You shouldn’t overthink a healthy diet, it’s more important to look at how you eat with some emphasis on what you eat, making sure to fill your day with healthy, nutritious snacks between meals.
We Take the stress out of choosing healthy snacks!
Toss aside that piece of cake, bag of chips and ice cream, we’ve got just what you need:
An apple a day keeps the doctor away and helps alleviate stress. A healthy diet contributes to a positive mood. Healthy nutrients from the Fuji Apple, such as phosphorous and iron help reduce oxidative stress and help to boost serotonin levels. Fuji Apple Fruit Crisps – Enjoy them every day and all year round!
And if you love cinnamon… well… you will LOVE our Fuji Apple-Cinnamon Fruit Crisps , Fuji Apples with Nature’s Spice of Life! Stress can cause an increase in blood pressure – cinnamon helps to reduce blood pressure naturally. Just the scent of cinnamon can help reduce irritability, migraines, and even decrease frustration.
Strawberries are special, they are detoxifying and anti-inflammatory. Thanks to their flavonoids, they help fight oxidative stress and memory functionality. This is definitely a berry you should not do without! Strawberries contain nutrients such as vitamin B1, also known as the mood nutrient, which will help you fight irritability and sadness. Strawberry Fruit Crisps – A berry special sweet snack!
Bananas are the perfect choice especially when you’re feeling stressed. That’s because bananas contain potassium and vitamin B6, both stress-fighting substances. Bananas are filling, and sweet. Our bodies naturally crave sugar when we’re stressing and bananas have a sweet taste and contain essential nutrients. Banana Fruit Crisps – Take them anywhere and everywhere!
And for double duty stress relief, try our Strawberry-Banana Fruit Crisps – a delicious, sweet, crunchy snack combination of essential nutrients and stress-fighting antioxidants.
Asian Pears provide a good dose of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that fights free radical damage and lowers oxidative stress. Asian Pear Fruit Crisps – delicious, light and flavorful, conveniently packaged for on-the-go snacking.
Peaches, aka as the “Fruit of Calmness” contain fiber, vitamins, and minerals that help control anxiety and stress. Peaches can help you relax your mind and sleep better. Peach Fruit Crisps – A perfect peachy snack.
Eating foods that help you reduce stress both long and short-term is a wise choice if you are serious about controlling your stress levels. Say no to added sugars and processed foods. Get your mind and body calm, unhealthy snacks and foods can have such a negative effect on your mind and body and increase your levels of stress. So before you grab that piece of cake, bag of chips, or ice cream think twice – is your mind and body worth it?
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