(HealthDay News) -- The keys to healthier snacking are moderation and choosing your munchies wisely, says the American Heart Association.
The AHA recommends:
Crunchy foods, such as apples, celery sticks, cucumbers, rice cakes, popcorn and nuts.
Low-sugar drinks, such as sparkling water, fat-free milk and veggie juice.
Filling foods, such as hummus, low-fat cheese and yogurt.
Snacks to curb your sweet tooth, such as fruits, raisins and banana-nut bread.
The AHA encourages people to mind nutrition labels when packing snacks. Always avoid added sugars and salt.
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