What Does It Take to Have a Healthy Snack?

When you`re hungry and lunch is still hours away don`t avoid taking a snack. You don`t have to feel guilty as long as it`s healthy for your diet. If the snacks are well planned and taken with moderation they may offer you energy, provide you with necessary nutrients, and satisfy your hunger.

For instance, you may choose whole-grain snacks. They have considerable amounts of fiber and complex carbohydrates that give you energy. You may choose low-fat whole-grain crackers, whole-grain crispbreads, and whole-grain pretzels.

Choosing fruits and vegetables as a snack may help you feel fuller without a big amount of fat or calories intake. They also give you minerals, vitamins, fiber, and nutrients. Nuts and seeds may also be a good alternative for a healthy snack as long as they are consumed in moderate amounts. They contain mostly healthy monounsaturated fats, they may offer a feeling of fuller but they are high in calories.

Low-fat dietary products may also offer the expected results from a healthy snack. When you feel the need of a snack, try yogurt, cheese, or other products rich in calcium, vitamins, minerals and proteins.

If you`re having a lack of inspiration you may choose some of following suggestions when it comes to having a healthy snack:

- A stalk of celery. It has only ten calories.

- A cup of raw vegetables or some medium carrots may help ease your hunger and has only twenty-five calories.

- Try two cups of popcorn or a cup of cantaloupe.

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