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Nutrition

Top 3 Healthy Snack Ideas

At snack time, the smaller your snack size is the better it is—even if your tummy is asking for a quantity that is close to a full meal. It’s just about figuring out exactly the type of foods that will keep your tummy happy and keep hunger at bay until the next meal.However, you still want to eat something that is nutritious and not just anything. It can be a bit hard but you need to be smart to balance—that is where I come in, to help you figure out the best list of healthy snacks. Read on for the best 3 healthy snacks that will leave you full and prevent hunger pangs at work.

HANDFUL ALMONDS

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Almonds are filled with vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber, and carry a lot of health benefits. Just a handful of almonds contain 12% of our daily protein needs. Almonds may be eaten just like that or toasted; they are packed in sliced, flaked, slivered, as flour, oil, butter, or almond milk. They are seeds, eating almonds can increase levels of vitamin E in the diet. A powerful antioxidant which heals the blood vessels brings down cholesterol levels. They are great for preventing cancer formation in the body. These are heart-friendly, and improve the morbidity in cardiovascular disease.

They have high levels of magnesium; people with type 2 diabetes have low magnesium levels took. There is a measured increase in their magnesium levels, and there are also improvements in insulin resistance. Because almonds are lower in carbohydrates and high in protein and fiber, they keep you full for longer; so the caloric intake is low.

AVOCADO

It is basically a fruit which has a high nutrient value and is an ingredient in all types of dishes. It has a nice neutral flavor and a rich texture. It can be used to make this really yummy snack –Guacamole. Over the last few years, it has become quite popular among health-conscious individuals as a superfood. There are many kinds of avocados, and the shape (from pear-shaped to round) and color (from green to black) can vary between them. They have 20 different vitamins and minerals. A 3.5-ounce serving has 160 calories, 2 grams of protein and 15 grams of healthy fats. Although it contains 9 grams of carbs, net carbs are only 2 grams which are pretty good.

Avocados are low in cholesterol and lipids –do not contain any cholesterol and mostly have unsaturated fat. It also has good fiber content. People who consume Avocados have a much higher nutrient intake and were less likely to have diabetes and heart disease. People who eat them have a lower BMI and significantly less abdominal fat. More than anything, they are rich and creamy and honestly it’s a treat to have them. I put my avocado slices on toast and have those.

Cottage Cheese

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Cottage cheese is a low-calorie cheese as opposed to the other cheese types. However, it has a mild flavor. Cottage cheese has protein as well as essential nutrients; it’s widely used by professionals and in weight loss plans. It is available with various levels of milk fat, such as non-fat, low fat or regular. Cottage Cheese is full of nutrients. One cup of cheese has 163 calories and 28 grams of protein. It is an excellent source of protein with relatively few calories. It is also packed with many nutrients like B vitamins, calcium, phosphorus and selenium.

Making cottage cheese is not hard at all; it can be done at home. In fact, cottage cheese seems to make one feel full as if one has had an entire meal. Also, cottage cheese has high amounts of calcium. Cottage cheese’s mild flavor and soft texture make it easy to include in your meals and recipes. There are various ways to have cottage cheese. You can mix it into the batter as a substitute for milk. You can add it to your salads. It is a good source of phosphorus and protein. It also helps with bone strength. Since it is high in protein and low in calories, it is excellent for weight loss purposes.

Running

Having small, frequent healthy snacks is good for gearing up metabolism. When the metabolic rate is high and running, you burn fat more consistently and quickly. It is also necessary to maintain the quality of your snacks. Avoid processed foods and try to prepare most of your snacks at home.

 

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Maliha Naeem

Maliha Naeem

Writer and expert

I am a Certified Pilates mat instructor, studying to be a Doctor and also a fitness and nutrition blogger. I create recipes and provide tips on how to incorporate all the healthy food in your diet. I believe in addition of healthy habits/food into one’s routine before omission of bad ones. I am not a believer in a quick fix solution to being healthy and losing weight. Baby steps is what you take when you aim high!


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