We already know snack is a small serving of food we eat between meals. But what we don’t know is how we can use the snack to help us stay healthy. If you are conscious about your health, you should read our tips and on snacks and follow the guidance.
When to Eat
It’s important to learn to recognize when you should eat, which can be hard to determine in today’s world, with unhealthy foods constantly on offer in workplaces, cafes or even at home.
But it is good to have a snack when you start feeling hungry. There are many sign of hunger, like rumbling tummy, a crawling feel in the stomach or some similar feeling. If you can feel them, it is time you should get some snack.
And keep in mind that a snack may not be mandatory if you’ve had an enormous meal earlier.
What to Look for
Healthy snacks should have high in nutritional value. They should contain more vitamins, minerals and less saturated fat, sugars and sodium content. There is some example of healthy snacks.
- Foods that have whole grains.
- Fruits and vegetables.
- Nuts and seeds.
- Low fat dairy products.
- Lean meats.
- Hard boiled eggs and lean cheese.
What to Eat
Choose your snacks wisely, and it will be easy for you to fill up your nutritional need. But even if it is a healthy food, you should not eat something that might fill your stomach up instantly.
When you need a snack, eat something healthy and nutritious and of course light. They will stop a rumbling tummy but won’t fill it completely. Here is some recipe of healthy snacks you can eat without worrying about the health.
- Strawberries or other berries.
- Wholegrain crisp breads with mashed avocado, cottage cheese or sliced low-fat cheese.
- A slice of wholegrain bread or toast with peanut butter.
- Wholegrain rice crackers.
- Chocolate powder stirred into boiling water.
- Salmon or tuna in spring water, mixed with a small can of four-bean mix.
What to Avoid
Not all snacks are good for your health. You must know which one is good and what you should avoid. Here is a list of snacks you should try not to eat.
- Roasted nuts
- Muesli Bars
You should choose your food for snack wisely. If unhealthy foods become part of your eating habit, it will be really bad for your health, and will lead to a feeling of fatigue and eventually obesity. You also should avoid foods or drinks that provide an instant energy boost or spike in blood sugar rather than providing something that is sustainable and can support longer.
We love to snack almost as much as we want to lose weight. But according to recent research by the USDA, our snacking habits are adding too many calories and too few nutrients to our diets. But with little consciousness, we can change that and stay healthy while having enough snacks too.