We all have snacks but end up with different habits of snacking and how we choose the snacks we eat. Eating snacks is mostly done between the main meals which may for nutrition purposes or to reduce hunger. We should not take a lot of snacks every not and then since it can result to too much gain in weight. 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. A lot of consumption of snacks will lead to too much calories for the body. With the right habits of eating snacks they can be of great importance to the body and some of which will be discussed below.
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. Good snacks should consist of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, seeds and nuts.
Healthy snacks should also have enough amounts of sugar. This is a vital consideration for people with diabetics as well as those without since they help to keep their body sugar levels consistent.
Effects of eating a lot of snacks can be obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. 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.
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. Also do not take snacks because you are emotionally low since this is a characteristic of poor habits of feeding on snacks. 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. Averagely 100 calories of snacks should be fed at a time while 250 calories when having snacks instead of lunch.