Our blog has moved!

You should be automatically redirected in 6 seconds. If not, visit
and update your bookmarks.

Opt for Smart Snacking

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Smart snacking is an essential aspect of a wholesome diet. Unfortunately, many people have the wrong notion that all snacks are loaded with calories and consuming them can interfere with one’s diet loss plans. However, fact remains is that there are many snacks that are healthy, fulfilling and at the same time provide loads of energy. We provide information about few such nutritious snacks.

Healthy snacks

• Whole-grain snacks such as whole-grain pretzels, low fat whole-grain crisp breads are rich in complex carbohydrates and fiber. They satisfy the craving for hunger and make you feel energetic.

• Low fat popcorn is another healthy snack that has loads of fiber and is easy to store.

• All those who are looking for some smart snacking can also opt for low-calorie dairy products such as cottage cheese, plain yogurt etc. These products are good sources of calcium, protein, along with other essential minerals and vitamins. However, stress on the low-fat options. Some yogurts have added sugar, so be careful in choosing them.

Healthy snacks also include unsalted and roasted nuts such as almonds, walnuts, pistachios. All these nuts are rich in healthy monounsaturated fats and protein. Walnuts, especially, are an ideal source of omega-3 fatty acids (which are known to enhance brain health and provide prevention against cancer and heart diseases).

• Dark chocolate as a healthy snack may raise few eyebrows, but the fact remains that it is can help one to reduce the blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Apart from the health benefits, dark chocolate is also known to improve the mood and provides a feel-good factor. However, remember that one serving of dark chocolate contains more calories as compared to other snacks described above. So do not go overboard with it and limit yourself to three or four small squares of the chocolate.

It is important to remember that the market is loaded with both healthy and high-calorie snacks. Do a little research about the snack that you are going to include in your diet and get ready to be healthy and fit.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

  © Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved by

Back to TOP