Meet New Orleans Heat and Chilli & Lemon Pistachios
Our nutritionist recommends these two spicy snacks to help combat the heat this summer. Hot weather has a tendency to suppress our appetite but when you learn that eating these snacks can actually keep you cool, you can help your body get through the day without too much sweaty discomfort!
Chewsing Wize Snacks – Feeling HOT HOT HOT? Fuel your body and cool it down simultaneously during the summer months with New Orleans Heat & Chilli & Lemon Pistachios.
New Orleans Heat
A sizzling combination of Cajun seasoned sesame sticks, corn nuts, peanuts and pumpkin seeds, New Orleans Heat is a wize source of fibre and protein, keeping you fuller for longer.
Benefits of Fibre
I’d expect you to already be aware of the fact that fibre keeps you “regular”, but a high fibre diet has many other health benefits including reducing the risk of stroke, hypertension and heart disease, that sadly is on the rise today. Hardly surprising when the consumption of fibre is at an all time low. Would you believe that only less than 3% (YES, 3%!) of the American population meet the recommended daily intake of fibre! The recommended daily amount of fibre is 38 grams for men and 25 grams for women.
Fiber isn’t actually digested by the body, but aids in several important bodily functions, including slowing digestion and contibuting to satiety (feeling full), lowering cholesterol and blood glucose, and making waste heavier and softer to keep your bowels healthy. Don’t go overboard though! Too much fibre can have undesired effects including bloating, gas and cramping.
The Best High-Fibre Foods
Vary your diet with the following foods that are packing a high fibre punch:
Whole Grains, Split Peas, Lentil, Black Beans, Lima Beans, Artichokes, Peas, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Raspberries, Blackberries, Avocados, Pears, Bran Flakes, Whole-Wheat Pasta, Pearled Barley, Oatmeal.
Extra Chews Wize Snackspirations:Try sprinkling New Orleans Heat over your salad to spice it up a bit and add a bit of flare!
Chilli & Lemon Pistachios
What our nutritionist would chews for herself! This is her firm favourite! She loves the light tangy taste of lemon packed with protein and good fats with a very slight hint of chilli. She swears it keeps her fuller for longer. Chilli & Lemon Pistachios snack is a wize source of Fibre, Protein, Vitamins and Minerals.
Pistachios give you both important amino acids and plant based protein, which is better for lowering blood pressure than animal based protein. We’ve already discussed the numerous benefits of fibre above, so we won’t bore you with more of the same…just as long as you understand that all the info above also applies here! So let’s tell you more about the other amazing benefits of Pistachios!
The Benefits of Pistachios:
Pistachios are more than just that fun little nut that kids (and adults!) love to crack open. They are also really good for you. You probably don’t know it, but 1 ounce of pistachios (about 49 nuts) has about 3 grams of fibre…that’s more than you’d get in the same size serving of cashews or walnuts — and more fibre than in one peach. The same serving size also has about 25% of the recommended daily value of vitamin B-6.
Pistachios aren’t called the “Skinny Nut” for no reason! They are lower in calories and fat compared to most other snack nuts. So if you’re watching your calorie intake, and enjoy playing with your food, this is the snack for you!
Extra Chews Wize Snackspirations:
About 30 pistachios will keep you satisfied and will only add on about 100 calories. Try partnering Chilli & Lemon Pistachios with:
- Pears with honey
- Yogurt & strawberries
- Cheddar cheese & raspberries
- Mozzarella cheese & cherry tomatoes
- Watermelon & feta
Chews Wize Tips to Add More Fibre to your Diet
- Add Ground flaxseed to oats, smoothies, yogurt, and baked goods—you can even try breading chicken or fish with it. 2 tablespoons contains 3.8 grams of fibre.
- Chia Seeds have 5.5 grams of fibre per tablespoon. Soak them overnight in water with organic jumbo rolled oats to make a delicious breakfast, or use them to replace eggs in cakes and cookies (helpful to know when catering for kids with allergies!)
- Purée some cooked vegetables and add them to sauces and stews, or replace white rice with cauliflower rice.