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6 Healthy Snacks Picked by Our Family Health Care Providers (Infographic)

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UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's, 6 Healthy Snacks Picked by Our Family Health Care Providers

We all know that the key to a healthy lifestyle begins with a nutritious and healthful diet. With different sources telling us something new each day about what is good for us and what is not, it can be a challenge to follow a healthful routine. Understanding simple pieces to the health puzzle is crucial, for example, how whole foods give our body a continued source of nutrients which processed foods do not.

In addition to nutritional value, whole foods offer added mental and physical benefits. By choosing a robust diet of essential and nutrient-filled foods our energy, physical health, and mood are directly correlated for heightened quality of life.

Find out what UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s health care providers favorite nutrient-rich recipes include!

Popcorn & Grated Cheese

"Dr Zoelle loves this high fiber and antioxidant loaded whole grain snack! Instead of adding oil or butter he likes it topped with protein-packed grated cheese.”

Carrot Cake Banana Muffins

“These muffins are not only tasty, they are packed with vitamins and can help your vision! Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A is transformed in the retina, to rhodopsin, a purple pigment necessary for night vision.”

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UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's, Dr. Danis 

Deviled Avocado Eggs

“Dr. Danis likes her deviled eggs with a boost. By adding avocado to this classic staple, you not only add flavor- you add some pretty powerful nutrition. Avocado, like olive oil, is high in oleic acid, which has been shown to prevent breast cancer in numerous studies.”

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UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's, Dr. Webb

Grapefruit

“This tangy fruit gives your body more than just a kick to the taste buds. Grapefruit contains vitamin C which is commonly known to be protective against cold or flu. Also, grapefruit has a fat-burning enzyme and can help to absorb and reduce the starch and sugar in the body.”

UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's, Dr. Danis

Parmesan Zucchini Chips

“These flavor loaded chips will help keep your tummy in tip-top shape. One cup of zucchini has 36 calories and 10% of the RDA of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar and curbs overeating.“

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UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's, Dr. Todt 

Turkey Swiss Roll-Ups

“Turkey isn’t just for thanksgiving! Regular turkey consumption can help lower cholesterol levels. The meat is low-GI and can help keep insulin levels stable.”

Take Care of Your Body!

You can help you and your loved ones maintain a healthy lifestyle with a combination of the right nutrient filled foods, physical exercise, and making sure you see your health care provider each year for an annual physical!