We all have snacks but end up with different habits of snacking and how we choose the snacks we eat. Most people do take snacks between one meal and another for reasons such as adding nutrients to the body or when we are hungry Too much feeding on snacks can result to gaining weight within a short period. Snacks should be taken in small quantities just to get you to the next meal.
Some constituents of a healthy snack should have: equal amounts of protein and fats, crackers, considerable amount of fiber, nuts, vegetable and fresh fruits and a little amount of carbohydrates. A lot of consumption of snacks will lead to too much calories for the body. Good eating habits can ensure that snacks are of great importance to our bodies if only we feed in the right manner.
Knowing the right nutrients to find in snacks that are healthy for our bodies should be the first and most essential factor to have in mind. Snacks can be used to supplement some nutrients that may not be found in the meals we take. Although it is not wrong to have less nutritious snacks from time to time it should be the consideration when choosing most of our snacks often. Good snacks should consist of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, seeds and nuts.
Sugar should be in considerable quant it. This is a vital consideration for people with diabetics as well as those without since they help to keep their body sugar levels consistent.
Effects of eating a lot of snacks can be obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Also one should prevent overeating of snacks at all cost, snacks are suitable for munching between meals as you wait for the next. A fruit such as avocado is recommended so are nuts to avoid too much munching since someone stays a while longer before being hungry. Take your snacks about one hour before your next meal which may be either lunch or dinner.
Nutrition uptake of the body is higher when you are hungry thus it is the best time to feed on our snacks to ensure a lot of nutrients are taken in the body. The cause of feeding on snacks should not be a result of low mood. A result of munching on snacks since you are in a low emotion can lead to overfeeding that is a cause of weight gain and if these habit is repeated often one may end up being obese in the long run. Averagely 100 calories of snacks should be fed at a time while 250 calories when having snacks instead of lunch.