How Munk Pack Fits Your Diet
Whether you like to bike, golf, hike, play basketball, or simply enjoy a walk with the dog around the block, you need a nutritious diet to fuel your body. A smart eating plan will help you to stay active, while avoiding weight gain. The delicious, plant-based ingredients of Munk Pack products can fit your diet in many ways.
What Does a Healthy Diet Look Like?
Start with variety. Plenty of veggies, fruits, and whole grains make a great foundation for your healthy diet. Eating a variety of plant-based foods allows your body to benefit from both the known and unknown nutrients and disease-fighting properties nature has to offer. For a 2,000-calorie diet, eat 2.5 cups of veggies and 2 cups of fruit a day.
Eat the Colors of the Rainbow
Red, yellow, blue, purple, orange and green colors paint a beautiful pallet. These hues in fruits and vegetables—blueberries, raspberries, kale and bell peppers–also signal nutrition and fiber. Munk Pack Oatmeal Fruit Squeezes contain a selection of these super “rainbow” foods, like blueberries, raspberries, peaches and apple, to fit your diet.
Go for Whole Grains
Whole grains, such as whole wheat, barley and oats, contain the bran and germ. This is the most nutritious part of the grain, as opposed to foods made with white or “enriched” flour where the grain is processed out. The fiber in whole grains help to lower blood cholesterol level and may reduce the risk of heart disease. Plus, the B vitamins help to convert nutrients into energy your body can use. That’s why we use only whole grains in our Oatmeal Fruit Squeezes.
Keep an Eye on Portion Size
From packaged goods to restaurant meals, portion size is on the rise. That means paying close attention particularly to how much you eat of calorie-dense foods. Sweet drinks and desserts, pizza, pasta dishes, and breaded or fried foods can quickly load you up with calories. Load up instead on leafy green vegetables. For a visual on healthy portion sizes, check out this handy guide from WebMD.
Limit Sugar, Salt and Sugar Alcohols
Foods with added sugar and salt often also carry added calories that contribute to weight gain. Sweet and salty snacks may taste great in the moment, but they can also negatively affect blood sugar and contribute to heart disease. Sugar alcohols are hybrids of sugar molecules and alcohol molecules. They look and taste like sugar and are used as low-calorie sweeteners. Sugar alcohols, however, can cause spikes in blood sugar and digestive problems when eaten in large amounts.
While avoiding excess salt and sugar alcohols, snack instead on plant-based foods that contain natural forms of natural sugar and protein to curb hunger. Examples include nuts, berries and Munk Pack Protein Cookies and Oatmeal Fruit Squeezes.
Ban Trans Fats From Your Diet
Food manufacturers often use trans fats in such processed foods as commercial baked goods, stick margarine, and snack foods. Trans fats can hike your bad (LDL) blood cholesterol and reduce your good HDL cholesterol. Eating trans fats can increase your risk of stroke and heart disease, as well as type 2 diabetes.
For more about healthy diet, visit the National Institutes of Health Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. For more about Munk Pack products that can fit your diet for a heathier lifestyle, visit our website.