Importance Of Healthy Snacking

Resisting the urge to reach for a burger, candy, or chips when you’re hit with a snack attack can make a big difference in your health — regardless of your age. Snacking is an effective way to fit extra nutrients into your diet and prevent overeating at mealtimes, also it helps to fulfill those cravings of yours.

People think that ‘snacks’ and ‘healthy’ are two words that can never occur  in the same sentence. Well, this is a one big myth that needs to be busted right away. We’ll provide you people with a ton of snacking options which are tasty as well as healthy. But before that we have to understand the benefits of healthy snacking, so let’s just get right into it:

Prevents Overeating

Snacking helps keep you from getting overly hungry in between meals and then overeating at your next meal. So next time you start to feel hungry a couple hours before lunch or dinner, don’t try to wait until the meal. Instead, eat a small healthy snack to tide you over. Combine a carbohydrate-rich food like whole grains, fruits or vegetables with protein foods like nuts or dairy products for the most filling snacks.

Keeps Blood Sugar Levels Steady

Healthy snacking helps keep your blood sugar levels even, especially if you eat a consistent amount of carbs at each meal or snack. This is especially helpful for diabetics, but also beneficial for people without diabetes, since large spikes and dips in blood sugar levels may make insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure more likely over time.

Provides Nutrients

As long as you choose nutritious snacks, snacking will also help you meet your nutrient needs for the day. Although it’s fine to have a less-than-healthy snack every once in a while, most of your snacks should consist of nutrient-dense foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy and nuts or seeds.

Considerations

Don’t snack right before a meal, and only eat a snack if you are truly hungry. Snacking out of boredom or for other emotional reasons isn’t healthy and can lead to overeating and weight gain. Most snacks should be around 100 calories, but if you need to use a snack in place of a meal, eat a slightly larger snack containing about 250 calories.

Now that we’ve seen the benefits of healthy snacking, let’s see what are the healthy options we have to kill those cravings:

1. Protein Chips

A healthy substitute of the standard oily,deep fried chips , the protein chips come with the goodness of complete protein and wholesome grains which help to improve digestive health. The combination of these nourishing grains, such as jowar,ragi,quinoa,oats etc, make for a great alternative to refined white carbs.

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2. Protein Bars

Stay ahead of the curve with Protein bars. Protein-rich bars are not only completely healthy but also packs a fruity punch to tantalize your taste buds. Most protein bars are made with a blend of whey and soy protein to keep you energised. For the yoga enthusiasts out there, these bars can energize you before every workout.

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3. Nuts

Packed with protein, fibre and essential fats, nuts are one of this season’s best buys. A golf ball-sized portion (about 30g) of unsalted nuts makes a vitality-boosting snack and, unlike most other options, contributes a mix of valuable vitamins and minerals.

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4. Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt is one of those win/win foods that provides an easy and delicious way to add more protein & essential nutrients to your diet and can be munch on while watching the cricket match. With twice the protein of regular yogurt, it tastes great, while helping you feel full longer.

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5. Cookies And Brownies

You know it, we know it: Nobody should be denied their right to a good cookie or a brownie —even if you’ve cut gluten and all its flour-powered uses from your diet. Sugarfree, nutty cookies or soft brownies can be a healthy substitute to fulfill that desert cravings.

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6. Iced Tea

Iced tea is more than just a drink – for many, it’s an art form. The first ice tea was introduced to the masses on a hot day at the World’s Fair quite by accident. Nothing quenches your thirst quite like a tall glass of iced tea during the summer heat.

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7. Cold Brewed Coffee

Cold coffee has long been associated with huge coffee chains, vats of whipped cream, sweet artificial syrups and other such miseries. This summer, however, try cold-brew coffee – a very different, far more refined creature that will make you realise the magic of cold coffee, just in time for a hot Indian summer.

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8. Vitamin Drinks

 

A smart hydration alternative while watching the breathtaking match, which tastes good as well as provides a healthier option forus. Loaded with vitamins, these drinks are very low in sugar content and won’t borrow much of your daily caloric intake.

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9. Yogurt Smoothies

We’re in the midst of a smoothie revolution — the blended drinks have become one of the most popular ways to get nutrients on the fly. Yogurt Smoothie, loaded with protein and real fruits, full of the same energy and nutrition as fresh yogurt. A non-messy, on-the-go drink that’ll keep you refreshed.

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Zaid Zafar

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  1. Regular gym and you blogs for diet tips can seriously help a lot of people to achieve their fitness goals. Thanks a ton!

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