Saturday, October 19, 2013

"Snacking ....

"Snacking keeps your metabolism revved up and is a great way to boost your energy," says Tara Gidus, RD, a spokesperson for the 
American Dietetic Association. But not just any old snack will do. You need a snack that's full of nutrients to power you through your between-meal stretch.
For a healthy snack see if it contains a good source of fiber, protein or whole grain and not too much fat, sugar or salt.
Fresh Bananas and Apples are loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber, fruit is great for times when you need a little energy boost. Choose any fruit you like bananas, apples, and oranges are easy to carry with you.
When you need a bigger energy boost "You'll have the carbs in the yogurt and cereal for energy, and the protein from the yogurt, which makes you feel full longer".
Popcorn is a great snack because you get a lot of volume and fiber as it makes you feel full, and it's a whole grain, so it's healthier than any other snack.
Even Vegetables offer good carbs and fiber, plus loads of nutrients and vitamins, which help fill you up and add nutrition to your diet.
How about hummus as it adds some protein to your snack.
Almonds and Walnuts make for a wonderful snack.
Have u ever tried Whole grain crackers, whole wheat tortilla with hummus.
A healthy snacking tip 4 all . . .
Whenever you choose to snack, take a few minutes to enjoy what you are eating, eat it slowly and mindfully. Take snacks out of large containers, place them on small plates and pay attention to the taste and flavors to maximize your eating enjoyment.

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