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Mackie Shilstone / East Jefferson General Hospital Fitness & Nutrition Expert

Throughout the month of November, each Monday on Eyewitness News at 5, I'll be giving you my 'Five at 5,' with things to add to your diet for better health, or combating some common health issues. This week, we're talking about five easy low-carb snacks. Low-carb diets are very effective, when done under a doctor's care, for people who are obese or are moving toward diabetes.

Here they are:

  1. Turkey and Cheese Roll Ups
    Roll 1 oz. of sliced turkey breast around a half of a part-skim milk Mozzarella stick. Makes two.3.5 grams carbohydrate, 0.3 grams of fiber, 144 calories, 17 grams of protein, 6.6 grams of fat
  2. Peanut Butter and Celery Sticks
    3 celery stalks, 2 tbsp. of natural peanut butter.8.5 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 208 calories, 7 grams of protein, 16 grams of fat.
  3. Carrot Stick and Hummus
    One large carrot, 1/4 cup hummus.15.8 grams of carbohydrates, 5.8 grams of fiber, 133 calories, 6 grams of protein, 6 grams of fat
  4. Handful of Nuts
    Serving size is one handful (medium-sized hand).6.7 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 205 calories, 9.5 grams of protein, 18 grams of fat
  5. Edamame Bowl
    3/4 cup, sprinkled with pepper and olive oil.8 grams of carbohydrates, 4.3 grams of fiber, 97 calories, 9 grams of protein, 4 grams of fat

For more information, visit mackieshilstone.com.

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