Everyone loves a good snack, so much so that regular snacking has become part of the American diet. But American’s are not the only ones who love to snack, worldwide, snack sales soared to $374 billion dollars in 2017. Snacking doesn’t have to leave you feeling guilt-ridden or full of regret. Smart snacking can be part of a healthy diet, so long as you’re not always reaching for empty calories found in foods like chips and cookies.
Benefits of Healthy Snacks
- Control hunger.Snacks that are high in fiber like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains make you feel full; therefore, you’ll be less likely to overeat at mealtime.
- Boost energy.Timing snacks throughout your day can keep you energized and alert; helping to avoid the dreaded mid-afternoon sluggish feeling that a dip in blood sugar can produce.
- Curb cravings.Planning a healthy snack during your day will help you avoid indulgencesthat can occur if you let yourself get too hungry