Kelly Rowland Shares the Healthy Food She Snacks On All Day – Yahoo Lifestyle

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Singer-songwriter and former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland revealed her favorite snack via her Instagram story today. So…what keeps Kelly looking so fantastic at age 38? Freeze-dried raspberries.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Specifically, Rowland called out Natierra Nature’s All Foods Organic Freeze-Dried Raspberries ($6; amazon.com) on her Instagram story.” data-reactid=”23″>Specifically, Rowland called out Natierra Nature’s All Foods Organic Freeze-Dried Raspberries ($6; amazon.com) on her Instagram story.

“Someone just asked me about snacks—like, what do I eat in between [workouts]?” Rowland said. She said she likes munching on fruits and veggies and explained: “I like to eat all day.” (You and me both, Kelly!)

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That’s when she named freeze-dried raspberries as her go-to snack. “They are so good—that’s not an ad! They are very good, and they’re 150 calories for the whole bag,” Rowland said. (FYI: The bag is 1.3 ounces.) She went on to explain that her snack contains 12 grams of sugar, which, while not ideal, doesn’t bother her because she guzzles water.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="So, are these freeze-dried raspberries healthy? We asked Health’s contributing nutrition editor for the facts.” data-reactid=”27″>So, are these freeze-dried raspberries healthy? We asked Health’s contributing nutrition editor for the facts.

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Cynthia Sass, RD, says these are definitely an acceptable snacking choice. “There is nothing added and nothing taken away other than fluid, so they’re essentially just a crunchy version of organic fresh raspberries,” says Sass.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="But are there any downsides? Portion size could be a problem, Sass says. “Fresh raspberries are full of water, and when that water is removed, the portion shrinks.” In other words, regular raspberries are bigger than freeze-dried ones, which you should be aware of if you’re going to mindlessly snack on them. Other than that, though, freeze-dried raspberries are a great energy booster, says Sass. “Freeze drying should retain nutrient and antioxidant levels well, and preserve the fiber,” explains Sass.” data-reactid=”30″>But are there any downsides? Portion size could be a problem, Sass says. “Fresh raspberries are full of water, and when that water is removed, the portion shrinks.” In other words, regular raspberries are bigger than freeze-dried ones, which you should be aware of if you’re going to mindlessly snack on them. Other than that, though, freeze-dried raspberries are a great energy booster, says Sass. “Freeze drying should retain nutrient and antioxidant levels well, and preserve the fiber,” explains Sass.

In conclusion, Kelly Rowland’s go-to snack is good for you and, per Rowland herself, pretty tasty. A win-win.

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