People today are living healthy lives. Lifestyle change, public health improvements, and improved health care have combined to extend longevity. In order to minimize stress and perform efficiently it is really important that the person maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Healthy eating healthy snacking

Many people think snacks are unhealthy additions to their eating pattern and that snacking leads to weight gain.

Snacks can help them meet daily nutrition needs, but it’s important to make healthy choices and watch portions to manage weight and blood glucose levels. Snacks provide energy for activities through the day and they can provide valuable nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, protein and fibre.

Foods with natural colours are on the whole good for people, like red apples, yellow bananas or orange carrots. Possibly the most important thing to remember is variety, a balanced diet will keep you healthy and fit as well as feeling good. Snacks low in carbohydrate snacks are good choices for people who want to include snacks without affecting their blood glucose levels.

Here  some snacking tips.
*Always make snacks interesting A rice cake is better than a packet of potato chips but is probably considered boring, so why not spread peanut butter and raisins on the top, or find some quick recipes for a salsa.

*Eat snack only if feeling hungry between main meals.

*Prepare snacks in advance. When have some time chop up carrots, celery sticks, cucumber portions and other vegetables, place them in a sealed container in the fridge so as soon as anybody feel like snacking he can reach for the healthier option.

*Snacks should be small in amount so as not to spoil the appetite for the next main meal. It is recommended to have snacks in no more than 125kcal (525kJ) of energy and drinks to 250ml or less.

*Always keep the snacks the wherever go Again the easiest and quickest are fruit and vegetables.

*Swap food When shopping always think of a healthier alternative what to pick up. Instead of potato chips go for low fat crackers or rice cakes. Pick biscuits that contains fruit alternatively make own recipe.

Choose snacks from the four main food groups –
1. Fruit and Vegetables;
2. Bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and other cereals;
3. Meat, Fish and Eggs and Beans; and
4. Milk and Dairy foods.
This is a good way to get lots of vitamins and minerals.
Healthy eating healthy snacking
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