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. Weight can be gained over a short period of time when a lot of snacks is take often. 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. 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.
We should at first consider the nutrients our bodies may need and can be obtained in the snacks. 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 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.
Some of the causes of taking too much snacks can be type 2 diabetics, heart disease, obesity and high blood pressure. The right time to eat snacks is between meals and in any case one should avoid overeating nibbles. 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. Also do not take snacks because you are emotionally low since this is a characteristic of poor habits of feeding on snacks. 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.