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. Too much consumption of such snacks can also result into consumption of too much calories. 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 complement our nutrition needs that we may miss or find hard to find in our main meals. 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. 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.
Some of the causes of taking too much snacks can be type 2 diabetics, heart disease, obesity and high blood pressure. Also one should prevent overeating of snacks at all cost, snacks are suitable for munching between meals as you wait for the next. A fruit such as avocado is recommended so are nuts to avoid too much munching since someone stays a while longer before being hungry. 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.
Nutrition uptake of the body is higher when you are hungry thus it is the best time to feed on our snacks to ensure a lot of nutrients are taken in the body. A bad indicator of feeding on snacks is due to low moods which should not be the case. Obese can be caused by too much munching that starts as weight gain led by constant eating of snacks due to low emotions. Averagely 100 calories of snacks should be fed at a time while 250 calories when having snacks instead of lunch.