Updated: Sep 15, 2020
Snacks are essential to our everyday healthy lifestyle & diet. They provide us with opportunities to add to our nutrition and help to boost our metabolism. What we feed our bodies should give us energy and substituting those normal go-to snacks that are easily accessible, like chips and cakes, with better options can help to promote our goals of being health-conscious.
Here are a few snack concoctions that you can eat in between meals:
Apples & Peanut Butter
Apples & Peanut Butter is a quick snack for on the go or while at work. It's a good source of vitamin C & K, potassium and fiber. There's a variety of different tastes & it is a rich source of plant compounds that can have an effect on reducing stress and inflammation in the body.
Adding peanut butter with apple slices gives the body a boost of protein and healthy fats which is needed in our daily consumptions as well as helps to aid in weight loss. Apples & peanut butter are both very nutritious on their own, but together packs a powerful source of protein, fat, and fiber.
Health Benefits: Anti-Inflammatory, helps balance blood sugar, supports digestion, heart health, and weight loss
Popcorn is a great substitute snack to replace your sweet and salty cravings. Popcorn is high in vitamins, minerals, and polyphenol antioxidants. It is also a great source of fiber. As it is a healthy substitute you also want to make sure you limit the amount prepared due to the increase of possible fat, sugar, and salt one consumes that is driven by overeating. Popcorn is a convenient and family favorite and it's whole grain consumption benefits reduce inflammation and decrease the risk of heart disease
Hummus is a great source of vitamins and minerals! They come in a variety of flavors and textures, are rich in fiber, low-calorie and low-fat, and are low in sodium and cholesterol. This mixture helps to protect our bodies against cancer and other diseases as well as helps repair cells and blood tissue throughout the body.
Nuts are edible, high-fat seed kernels enclosed by a hard shell. They’re widely popular for an on-the-go snack and often used in cooking. Nuts are high in fat, low in carbs, and a great source of several nutrients, including vitamin E, magnesium, and selenium. Inserting eating nuts into a Diabetic individual may also lower oxidative stress, blood pressure, and other health markers in people with diabetes and metabolic syndrome