We all like eating snacks or rather we all do eat snacks, what matters is the criteria we choose to have our snacks and the habits that may come along snacking. Eating snacks is mostly done between the main meals which may for nutrition purposes or to reduce hunger. 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. Munching on too much snacked can lead to too much uptake of 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.
The first and most considerable factor to have in mind is the nutrition need that our bodies may require. Snacks can be used to supplement some nutrients that may not be found in the meals we take. 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. The bests snack choice should consist of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, seeds and nuts are great sources of vitamins.
Healthy snacks should also have consistent amount of sugars. These is good for people without diabetics since they can keep their sugar level stable and also it is healthy for those people with diabetics since the levels can be easily stabilized by taking constant amount of sugar in snacks.
Effects of eating a lot of snacks can be obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Also one should prevent overeating of snacks at all cost, snacks are suitable for munching between meals as you wait for the next. To avoid being hungry constantly nuts and some fruits such as an avocado are recommended. 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.
When you are quite hungry is the best time to have your snacks since the nutrients in the snacks are more acceptable to the bodies. The cause of feeding on snacks should not be a result of low mood. A result of munching on snacks since you are in a low emotion can lead to overfeeding that is a cause of weight gain and if these habit is repeated often one may end up being obese in the long run. One should take about 100 calories of snack at one instance which is enough for the bodies nutrients, when the snack is taken in place of a meal such as lunch an average of 250 calories is good enough to keep one health and strong.