1. Graham crackers
Graham crackers contain less sugar than the average packaged cookie, and graham flour is a type of whole grain wheat flour, which has more fiber and vitamins than white flour.
Dark chocolate and even certain milk chocolates that contain at least 50% cacao (which means less sugar and fat) are a great snack if you’re feeling stressed, as they are high in magnesium, a mineral that is often depleted as a result of stress.
While everyone knows that cheese is a good source of calcium, it’s less well known that increasing dairy consumption can help fight heart disease, according to some research. Cheeses made from grass-fed dairy are particularly high in vitamin K2, which is crucial for bone and artery health.
4. Ice cream
One scoop of full-fat ice cream is a great source of calcium and protein. Stay away from low-fat versions, as they tend to contain more sugar and additives to replace the flavor lost by removing fat.
5. Beef jerky
Beef jerky is a high-protein snack that won’t spike insulin levels. Though it’s true that some varieties are high in sodium and preservatives, there are all-natural, low-sodium, and grass-fed products available.