10 BEST SNACKS TO PICK YOU UP

In-between-meal snacks have taken a lot of heat in the war against obesity, but there are 10 healthy treats that will soothe your grumbling belly while boosting your energy level:

o Dried apricots — A great source of iron, vitamin A, fiber and protein.

o Fresh peaches — Eat a peach for fiber, niacin, potassium, beta-carotene and vitamin C.

o Almonds — A low cholesterol, low-sodium treat.

o Raisins — A healthy low-fat snack that’s rich in potassium, phosphorus, iron and copper.

o Yogurt — Six ounces of this tasty treat offers riboflavin, vitamin B-12 and calcium.

o Sesame sticks — A single ounce contains 3 grams of protein.

o Baby carrots — Teeming with beta-carotene and vitamins A, C and B-6, as well as iron, copper and potassium.

o Dried soybeans — High in fiber, protein, iron and potassium.

o Low-fat peanut butter — A great source of protein.

o Celery — Loaded with fiber and minerals.

o Low-fat string cheese — A quick and easy source of protein and calcium.

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