The average Indian eats 3.2 snacks per day and gets one-quarter of his total calories from snacks. Snacks can bring a big positive or negative impact on your health as they make up a large portion of your regular diet. Snacking on junk food can lead to you gaining weight, disease, and other health issues. You can lead a healthy life with healthy snacks and food intake.
We have researched and penned down few pointers on how to make yourself healthier with snacks:
1. Increase nutrient intake
Nutrient-dense foods can help you meet great quality food with healthier snacks and intake levels of nutrients and food. Food like oatmeals, fresh fruit, vegetables with yogurt and tuna on whole grain crackers will help you to absorb more nutrients than fats.
2. Sustain energy levels
After having a snack meal, blood sugar rises and then decreases which leads you to feel more tired when your blood sugar gets too low. This can be prevented by intake of high-fiber, high-protein snacks, such as carrots with bean dip which are slow to digest and will promote more sustained blood sugar levels.
3. Recovery from exercise
You can replace your energy stores with healthy snacks patterns which will also help in speeding up muscle recovery. Intake of healthy snacks like yogurt with a banana and peanut butter on toast within 15 to 30 minutes of your post exercise recovery includes some carbohydrates and a small amount of protein and will promote the best results.
A great tip to avoid unhealthy snacks is planning ahead by preparing healthy snacks so they are readily available when hunger strikes. This strategy will help you to avoid getting too hungry with junk foods as your only option. Even healthy snacks can lead you to gain weight when you overeat, so monitoring your portions should become a habit when you serve yourself snacks.
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