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Health Snacks to enjoy for National Obesity Week

January is a month of resolutions. Resolutions made in the hope of change. The change of bad habits to good ones.

This week, National Obesity Week kicks off an initiative led by the National Obesity Forum, an independent organisation of medical practitioners, to promote healthy living and encourage the UK to be that little bit healthier.

With 1 in 4 adults and 20% of children leaving primary school all considered obese, and with numbers expected to rise for the former to above 50% by 2050, the campaign for encouraging the UK to adopt a national New Year’s resolution and improve the nation’s health seems to be more important today than ever before.

To this end, we’ll be doing our bit to encourage you and your family make those small changes and help you on your way by bringing you a selection of healthy foods for five different food categories over the course of this week.

So let’s “Do something good for JanUary”, and have these healthy snacks to hand during this important week:

Obesity in the UK

  • Obesity is a direct cause of sleep apnoea, depression, type 2 diabetes, stress, heart disease, arthritis, high blood pressure, infertility.
  • 60% of men, 50% of women and 25% of children could be obese by 2050.
  • 1 in 3 adults do 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a week.
  • 1 in 4 adults now considered obese… along with a fifth of children.
  • These rates have almost doubled in 20 years.

Health Drinks

1. The Giving Tree Crisps

Try The Giving Tree’s healthy and delicious range of health crisps that the whole family can enjoy.

Their specially freeze drying and vacuum frying process means that 100% of the nutrition remains intact. Freeze dried foods are rich in antioxidants, potassium and fibre. 1 of your 5 a day, freeze drying fruit and vegetables has very little impact on its nutritional content and has all the goodness of fresh.

Ever had broccoli crisps?  Preservative free, all natural, and guilt free. For innovation in snacking, this is the right place.

Available at: Ocado, Amazon and others

2. Inspiral Kale Crisps

inSpiral is committed towards positive change and a way of life. Unlike traditional crisps that are greasy, heavy or fried & baked vegetable chips, Kale crisps is grown by farmers here in the UK (though some months it comes from Spain) and by nature already scores No1 in nutrients per calorie according to the Andi scale.

Their current range consists of 6 flavours in two sizes – 30g and 60g and presented in great looking Shelf Ready Displays.

Available at: Others.

3. Nudie Snacks

Nothing artificial, no preservatives, and never fried, Nudie Snacks’ premium coconut chips are actually dried fruit made from the finest slices of fresh coconut.

Each bag of Nudie Snacks is All-natural, Gluten-free and Vegan-friendly.

Available at: Amazon and Ocado

4. Snack Organic Seed Snacks

Snack Organic Roasted Seed Snacks combines beans, seeds, fruit and nuts, making an ideal healthy snack on the go. Roasted to perfection in small batches by craft producers and using only seed and soya grown in the EU. The resulting snacks are healthy, gluten free and entirely organic, free from dairy, wheat, gluten, and added sugar

From being a good source of Omega 3, 6 & 9, to being high in Vitamin C, magnesium, zinc and iron, these snacks are surely in the ‘Superfoods’ league.

Available at: Amazon and others

5. Aduna Energy Bars

Aduna is known for their three Energy Bars: Baobab, Cacao, and Moringa.

Baobab is a nutrient-rich African superfruit. It dries on the branch producing a 100% natural, organic superfood powder that’s rich in Vitamin C, high in fibre and has more antioxidants than any fruit.

Moringa Superleaf Powder is a rich source of protein (unusual for a plant), iron, vitamin A and vitamin K.

Super-Cacao contains 8x the flavanol content of regular cacao powder and provides multiple health benefits.

Available at: Holland & Barrett and others

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