Gold Medal Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks Vs. Unhealthy Snacks

By Becca & Morgan

Healthy Snacks

Gold Medal Healthiest Snacks

Apples are our gold medal healthy snacks. Apples can be a great addition to your meals. Here are some reasons:

1. Get whiter, healthier teeth


An apple won’t replace your toothbrush, but biting and chewing an apple stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth, reducing tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria.

2. Avoid Alzheimer’s


A new study performed on mice shows that drinking apple juice could keep Alzheimer’s away and fight the effects of aging on the brain. Mice in the study that were fed an apple-enhanced diet showed higher levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and did better in maze tests than those on a regular diet.

Silver Medal Healthy Snacks

Low Fat Greek Yogurt?
Eat 18 ounces a day and you can drop a jeans size. People who ate that much -- in conjunction with cutting their total calories -- lost 22 percent more weight and 81 percent more belly fat than dieters who skipped the snack, according to research from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. They also retained one-third more calorie-torching lean muscle mass, which can help you maintain weight loss. "Fat around your waist produces the hormone cortisol, which tells your body to accumulate even more belly flab," says nutrition professor and lead study author Michael Zelma, PhD. When you eat yogurt, the calcium signals your fat cells to pump out less cortisol, making it easier for you to drop pounds, while the amino acids help burn fat.

Bronze Medal Healthy Snacks

Almonds

A high-fat food that's good for your health? That's not an oxymoron, its almonds. Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats, the same type of health-promoting fats as are found in olive oil, which have been associated with reduced risk of heart disease.nut consumption is linked to a lower risk for heart disease. Cholesterol-lowering effects, almonds' ability to reduce heart disease risk may also be partly due to the antioxidant action of the vitamin E found in the almonds.

Unhealthy Snacks

Gold Medal

Twinkies

Just what is the Twinkies Effect? It goes something like this. You go to the gym three times a week for really strenuous workouts. When you come home from the gym, you reward yourself with a Twinkies (or two). This goes on for many months and you keep wondering why you are not losing inches and pounds because of all your strenuous workouts. Well that is because Twinkies are high in sugar. If professionals had to rate Twinkies they would get and F

Silver Medal

Hostess Cupcakes. Hostess cupcakes may look delicious on the outside but just wait until you see whats inside! First off they are high in sugar, 33 grams of carbohydrates. !5% is saturated fat! No vitamin C or A which makes it have very few pros. Remember this the next time you eat a Hostess cupcake!

Bronze Medal

Cupcakes

Cupcakes might sound good but have your considered what is inside them. Cupcakes are high in sugar. Cupcakes are also filled with sodium, and lots of Cholesterol. would you want food like that going into your body. Also have you considered the rating they get the highest grade a cupcake has gotten was a C+ and the lowest is a D- do you want food with that low of a rating passing thorough your body. Looks may be deceiving!