We all have snacks but end up with different habits of snacking and how we choose the snacks we eat. Snacks are mostly fed on when we feel hungry or for nutrition purposes in our bodies which is done a while before the next meal. 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. Too much consumption of such snacks can also result into consumption of too much calories. Snacks can be of great advantage to our bodies when taken in the right way, some of the considerations to be put in mind will be discussed so as to improve our munching habits and health in general.
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 complement our nutrition needs that we may miss or find hard to find in our main meals. 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. Nuts, seeds fresh vegetables and fruits , whole grains and dairy products are some of the elements of healthy snacks that are best for our body.
Healthy snacks should also have consistent amount of sugars. Equally consistent amount of sugar for the diabetic and non-diabetic people can be healthy since their sugar levels are steady.
Some of the causes of taking too much snacks can be type 2 diabetics, heart disease, obesity and high blood pressure. The right time to eat snacks is between meals and in any case one should avoid overeating nibbles. Nuts are recommended since they easily make one less hungry for a long time as well as fruits such as avocado. Snacks should not be eaten just before a meal is served, you should feed on snacks at least an hour before meals such as lunch and super.
Snacks should be munched when you are very hungry these will also facilitate more nutritional uptake by the body system. Also do not take snacks because you are emotionally low since this is a characteristic of poor habits of feeding on snacks. Obese can be caused by too much munching that starts as weight gain led by constant eating of snacks due to low emotions. Averagely 100 calories of snacks should be fed at a time while 250 calories when having snacks instead of lunch.