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Healthy Snacking Tips

Smart Snacking

Small Portions

Firstly,  consume small portions- nutritious snacks are not meant to substitute regular meals, but rather supplement them. The snack should be smaller than a regular meal but big enough to boost your energy levels. They should also be taken a couple of hours before the main meal so as not to interfere with meal times. This small portions should contain the nutrients you are unlikely to get from the main meal e.g. if the meal will be chicken and vegetables, the snack should be a fruit.

Organic foods

While it is easier to purchase processed snacks from the store, it is healthier to make a snack from organic foods. Processed foods are usually high in processed sugars and fats, and low in nutritional value. A snack made of fruits or oatmeal is healthier than a bag of potato chips. Processed foods could also contain allergens and nuts which is why it is better to make ones’ snack instead of buying packaged ones.

Superfoods

Today more than ever the finest most nutritious foods from around the world are readily available such as Goji Berries,  Sacha Inchi Seeds,  White Mulberries.   These foods have been utilized and extolled by ancient cultures and offer superior and wide ranging nutritional benefits frequently not found in foods sourced locally while offering greater variety of tastes and flavors.   Consider incorporating superfoods into your diet.

Benefits of Healthy Snacking

A nutritious snack helps in sustaining energy levels and increasing the intake of nutrients. Healthy snacks come in handy for people working all day, immediately after a workout session or for children who have a high energy requirement. When snacking, people should not only consider their level of hunger, but also the nutritional value of the snack. In case one purchases a processed and packaged snack, they should ensure they read the labels containing the nutritional information.