It’s 4 pm in the evening and you feel hungry. Are you craving fried foods and junk foods? Most of us have this craving in the evening and also tend to overeat when we head out in groups. Unhealthy snacking is the reason you are gaining weight. This is where healthy snacking comes into play!
Healthy snacks can be beneficial to you in many ways – controls your weight gain and provides you with nutrients! Here is a simple and guide to better snacking
Why do we need to snack healthy?
- Prevents overeating during lunch and dinner – When you snack, you stop yourself from eating excessively during lunch and dinner thereby cutting down the calories and are excellent sources of vitamins and minerals
- Provides nutrients to the body – Healthy snacks like fruits, veggies, nuts, etc give you satiety and are excellent sources of vitamins and minerals
- Helps curb blood sugar levels – Unhealthy snacks like chips, biscuits and fried foods are generally high carbohydrate foods which means they will increase your blood glucose level rapidly after eating them
- Keeps acidity at bay – Having a light and healthy snack between your meals keeps acidity away as you are eating every 2-3 hours
Healthy snacking is important to reduce calorie intake and provide necessary nutrients. It can also stop you from overeating by easing your hunger. Fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are good snacking options even for those who don’t find the time to cook. Whey protein shakes are also a good choice. They keep you full and help you get your recommended intake of protein!