When you enjoy the great outdoors and hike with family or friends, it’s important to pack a few nutritious and healthy snacks to keep your energy up.
Long-distance hikers can burn 4,000 or more calories per day, and even short hikes can burn 400 calories per hour.
Choose a mix of carbohydrates, protein and fat for longer hikes so you can perform better and feel your best.
Instead of packing sugary snacks like granola bars or energy gel to get your carbohydrates, consider all-natural snacks like dried fruit chips that provide a healthier energy boost.
NADI Happy Hearts Apple Chips are an excellent snack for short hikes, day trips, camping, fishing and other outdoor activities.
Happy Hearts are made with just one ingredient — apples! — and we leave the peels on for extra fiber. They’re sliced ultra thin and made with special drying techniques that make them ultra crispy and fun to eat.
Happy Hearts are packaged in an air-filled bag that keeps them from getting crushed if you stuff them in a backpack. Each bag has just 100 calories, and we never add sugar, oil or artificial ingredients to our chips. They’re a guilt-free way to indulge in a tasty snack on the go.
Apples are a great source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, Vitamin C, antioxidants, potassium, Vitamin K and dozens of other essential vitamins and nutrients.
Thanks to the natural mix of fiber, carbohydrates, polyphenols and naturally occurring simple sugars in apples, they have a low glycemic index score. Apples also support a healthy digestive system, and help you feel full longer.
When you don’t consume enough calories while hiking — or the right mix of carbohydrates, protein and fat — you can get low blood sugar and feel exhausted. That’s known as “bonking” and it can make you dizzy or light headed.
If that happens, eat or drink something with sugar and you should start to feel better within a few minutes. The kind of sugar you eat matters, and natural sources such as fruits are a great choice because you’re getting more nutritional bang for the buck.
We like to bring a few bottles of NADI Wild Rosehip Grape and NADI Wild Rosehip Pomegranate juice on hikes because they both contain naturally occurring sugar from the fruit and are loaded with Vitamin C, antioxidants, polyphenols, bioflavonoids and other vitamins that provide a natural energy lift.
The next time you head out for a hike or outdoor adventure, be sure to include Happy Hearts dried apple chips and NADI juices in your pack.