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It’s time to have fun outside in the summer sun! And whether you are hiking, camping, biking, playing in the water, or going on some kind of trip or vacation, apples make a great travel snack. In fact…
Did you know that an apple is 84% water (University of Kentucky College of Agriculture)? That means you can hydrate your body while eating a fresh, delicious apple!
2. Easy to Pack
Since they are hard, small and don’t need refrigeration, you can easily place an apple in your backpack, purse or carry-on bag and know that it will be in good shape when it’s time to eat it. Just be sure you place the apple next to an area where it won’t get punctured or dented.
3. Healthy Antioxidants
Did you know that apples are one of the “Top 10 Healthy Foods” from Medical News Today? “Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber,” states the article. “The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.”
Apples give you the Vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium, potassium, and more to give you the energy you need to get through your activities!
5. Low Calorie
One, medium-sized apple only has about 95 calories. Most energy bars and sodas start at 100 calories and can go way up from there!
Apples are a satisfying snack that fill you up. The fiber, hard, consistency and size make you feel like you are eating more than you are, and can help you get through an activity until your next meal.
Apples are a sweet, juicy treat that you can feel good about and look forward to eating. After all, who doesn’t want to bite into a fresh, crunchy apple versus a dry, rice cake or snack bar packed with calories and fat?
“Eating fruits and vegetables high in water content can replenish your body without all the artificial colors and flavors commonly found in sports drinks,” per the recent, SF Gate Health Living article, List of Fruits and Vegetables with a High Water Content. “The biggest advantage of consuming high water content foods is that they contain minimal calories and provide a feeling of fullness,” states the article.
When getting ready for an active day, it’s easy to reach for a sports drink, energy bar or piece of candy. But apples provide a great source of energy that is sweet, low in calories and fat, and easy to take with you anywhere you go.
So the next time you prepare for your next trip, don’t forget to pack an apple or two. You’ll have a tasty treat to look forward to eating and share with a friend!
What is your favorite travel snack?
And for some more, healthy tips about apples, check out this information.