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The Common Sense Guide to Healthy Snacking

If you’re like most people, figuring out what snacks are healthy can be a challenge.. Being on a diet doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself. It just means to be smarter about the foods you eat between meals. Even nutritionists agree you need to refuel your body in between meals. Research shows snacking between meals actually reduces your appetite to keep your from overeating. However, you first must know what healthy snacks Singapore are.

A healthy snack is one with significant nutritional value including vitamins and minerals. It is low in sugar and salt, and it contains no transfat or unhealthy oils. The most essential part of a healthy snack is ‘significant nutritional value’. When you shop for food, you may find ‘makes a great snack’ on some snack pies. Your common sense should tell you pies, even in small forms, are unhealthy, and hardly a great snack in terms of nutrition. One of these pies can contain 450 calories and 13 grams of sugar, and they have very little protein, or fiber. Mini doughnuts and snack cakes fit the same unhealthy snack category. The top snack cake brands can have 190 calories per serving and 8 grams of fat. It is fine to have these snacks sometimes, but not daily. Some examples of healthy snacks include vegetables, fruits, string cheese, pretzels, baked potato chips, and aired popcorn. When you buy dairy look for low-fat diary precuts. It is better to drink natural fruit juices instead of processed juices that are often loaded with sugar. Nuts are a tricky food. While they are healthy, you still should eat small portions.

As mentioned earlier junk food is fine occasionally, but keep it stored in a place where they are not easily accessible like in a higher shelf or behind healthy foods. Knowing what healthy snacks are can satisfy your hunger and no sabotage your diet. Let your knowledge and common sense guide you to healthy snacking.