A lot of us don’t bother about what’s inside the packaging of the snacks we consume, and end up being the victims of poor eating habits. This eventually leads to an unhealthy lifestyle as these snacks leave you craving for more, and this is true especially for the young ones. In the end, all your hard-earned money might be spent on frequent visits to the doctor. Here are some tips to avoid this unpleasant scenario;
When you buy raw snacks, keep an eye on the labelling and if it is FDA certified. The word “snack” always carried with it a negative connotation. Most people associate a snack with an Oreo, Snickers or potato chips. Essentially, snacks are provisions, meant to tide you over until you next meal and not more. This has the effect of preventing you from binge eating when you sit down for your meal. Lean protein should be existent in the natural snacks, to ensure that the body remains satiated.
If you are into working out, you’ll find protein balls is perfect for fitness enthusiasts and very useful during periods of rest between reps, and people with weight issues can also benefit from snacking the right way. Home-made snacks are always appreciated, and you can try out when you have time to make these. Beef Jerky or Turkey Jerky has about 17 grams of protein per serving; the sodium levels are as low as 140 mg.
Another option is nut butter boats, where you have either cashew butter or almond butter. Remember that natural butter is quite rich in protein, and has low carb content. Most nut butters have about 5-8 grams of protein per every serving of 2 tablespoons. That’s quite a punch! And on top of that, both mono-saturated as well as unsaturated fatty acids are present in nut butter, making it ideal for lowering LDL and Cholesterol as well as triglyceride levels. Heart disease, metabolic syndromes as well as diabetes can be tackled effectively if nut butter is included in the diet.
A boiled egg with paprika is a favourite choice amongst many fitness enthusiasts. An egg has over 6 grams protein, including vitamin A and B, phosphorus and folate. HDL, considered good cholesterol, is also found in eggs, and the gluten present in them promotes eyesight. Chlorine finds a presence here as well, with its well-known benefits for cognition improvement. Paprika has vitamin A, E and B6 in abundance.You can also try cottage cheese mixed with pomegranate seeds. Cottage cheese with low fat content of about 2% consists of 28grams of protein per cup. The pomegranate seeds give it a sweet and crunchy feeling to the palate.