No appetite? Queasy? Reach for one of these snacks, each packed with health-boosting nutrients. They'll actually help prevent nausea and even fatigue by keeping your blood sugar levels steady.
- Yogurt with stewed prunes—This cool, smooth treat provides a nice hit of protein and calcium, with no need for any additional sweetener. In addition to fighting constipation, fiber- and nutrient-rich prunes may also boost bone strength—good news for anyone concerned about weakened bones.
- Baked apple with cinnamon and almond butter—A medium unpeeled apple contains 4 grams of fiber, making it another good constipation-fighter. Plus, apples contain quercetin, a plant chemical that fights cell damage from free radicals. Drizzle almond butter on top for some healthy monounsaturated fat, vitamin E (an antioxidant) and a host of minerals.
- Lean turkey roll-ups with guacamole—Get freshly roasted turkey breast (avoid processed turkey, which can be high in sodium) at the deli counter and spread a slice with guacamole. Roll up and enjoy. What could be an easier source of protein and healthy monounsaturated fat?
- Hummus with baked blue corn chips—Baked blue corn chips have more protein and less starch than the yellow variety, plus they contain anthocyanins, a plant compound that protects cells and DNA from damage. Hummus, made from chickpeas, sesame paste and olive oil, supplies protein, healthy fats and immune-boosters, iron and vitamin B6.