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Snacking smart - Vegetable Chips Mix

The munchies can grab you at any time. Sometimes it grabs you at a very inconvenient time, such as right when you’re in the middle of a deadline or while studying for your exams. And during times like that, you might find yourself opting for snacks like potato chips.

There’s no doubt that potato chips are popular in North America and even in the UK—although they’re called crisps there. However, they also contain a lot of salt. Instead of reaching for that packet of potato chips or Cheetos that seem to be lying around, you should opt for something like vegetable chips!

Eating vegetable chips is also a great way to add more vegetables to your diet. While smoothie addicts can add some kale or other greens to their daily smoothie, for those who aren’t fans of smoothies in general, you can easily add beets or even okra to your diet in chips form.

Ayoub’s Vegetable Chips mix consist of vegetables like sweet potatoes, taro, squash, carrots, green beans and beets.

Each of those vegetables have their own health benefits. Beets, for example, are full of healthy nutrients and contain vitamins, calcium, and iron, among other things.

Taro is a great source of Vitamin C, which has numerous health benefits, such as removing toxins as well as boosting immunity.

Sweet potatoes contain magnesium, which helps with keeping your heart, blood and muscles healthy. They also have Vitamin D, which you can usually get from sunlight. However, in fall and winter, we rarely get sunlight, which can lead to Vitamin D deficiency.

Most people are aware that carrots are good for the eyes. This is due to beta-carotene found in carrots. Research done by the University of Wisconsin found that people who consume a lot of beta-carotene are less likely to develop macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is one of the main causes of vision loss, even more so than cataracts and glaucoma, according to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation.

 

 

April 13, 2014 by Amir Hosseini
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