01/5These are the best snacks to take on a hike

These are the best snacks to take on a hike

A hiking trip is a great way to take in nature. When you are gearing up for your trip to the great outdoors, you need to make sure you're wearing the right clothes and shoes. You also need to carry essentials to prepare for unforeseen circumstances like a medical kit. However, you also need to fuel your body with the right energy to make it through your hike. If you are unsure what to pack, no problem. Here are a few snacks to take on a hike.

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02/5Chickpea

Chickpea

Chickpea is a great way to get a good dose of protein. Best of all it is available in abundance. So you can get it anywhere, anytime. One ounce of roasted chickpeas will give you about six grams of protein. It is also a rich source of fibre and is super very easy to make.

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03/5Trail Mix

Trail Mix

The easiest snacks to carry and prepare is a good wholesome trail mix. While it is high in sugar and calories, it will help to give you a big energy boost while you are hiking. "You're going to get a decent dose of vitamins and minerals and antioxidants, depending on the fruit,"Danielle Lockard, who works with Crozer-Keystone Health System in Springfield,told a news portal. Make sure to add salted nuts in your mix. This food item may help prevent you from getting muscle cramps.

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04/5Bananas

Bananas

"Bananas are one of the highest carbohydrate-containing fruits you can eat,"James Lucas III, an exercise physiologist, told a news portal. This is why it is almost a must-have item on your food list for your hike. One banana contains about 27 grams of carbs. It also has a high content of potassium, which is a mineral needed to keep the heart-healthy. It will also help to tackle issues with fatigue if you have any.

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05/5Granola

Granola

Granola will keep your muscles moving and provide your body with enough energy to get you to your destination. All that walking will cause you to burn a lot of calories. Complex carbohydrates like oats and whole grains are digested slowly. Granola is also loaded with fibre, which will help you feel full for a long time. Pack as much as you can.

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