Snacking is one of those things that you don’t notice until you do notice it – and then you can’t stop noticing it. You notice your post-workout protein bars and mid-evening cheese wanderings and pre-bed granola. You will even start to notice other people’s mid-morning muffins and doughnuts.

So, how do you allow yourself the occasional indulgence while also maintaining a thoughtful approach to your health? By incorporating some power foods. These power foods not only will boost your body, but they can also work to balance out any late-night cookie munchies.

Whether you incorporate them into salads, blend them in a smoothie or simply enjoy them with a side of dip, you can’t go wrong with adding these to your diet.

Carrots

Carrots are a must-eat for men. Packed with beta-carotene and vitamin E, they help to boost your sperm count and improve your prostate health.

Beetroot

When it comes to post-workout fuel, beetroot’s high concentration of nitrates helps to accelerate recovery. Make beets a mainstay of your eating plan and they’ll boost your long-distance fitness, too.

Fennel

Not only does this underrated bulb have a delicious aniseed flavor, but it also bolsters your defenses against cold and flu-like germs that love to float around public spaces. Fennel’s selenium increases the production of T cells, the warriors of your immune system that fight infection.

Celeriac

The celery root is high in potassium and vitamin K, which are crucial for heart health. An analysis of 16 observational studies found that a higher potassium intake was associated with a 13 percent lower risk of stroke.