We all love snacking on something when at work, in class, watching a movie, or just chilling at home. Currently, healthy option of snacks is becoming a concern amongst us.
A healthy snack gives you satiety as you wait for your next meal; some snacks to avoid eating much of the main meal (for weight loss) and some to increase their calorie intake ( for weight gain). Here are healthy alternatives for your snack time;
This is a commonly consumed snack among Kenyans. Nuts are full of mono-saturated fats, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. They are great in preventing cell damage, reducing disease risk and lower cholesterol.
Popcorn is a pretty healthy snack. It is a whole grain, therefore, has high fiber content. High fiber whole grains help reduce risks of heart diseases and helps with weight loss. High fiber also facilitates the high absorption of nutrients into the system.
Sweet potatoes sautéed in butter
Sweet potatoes are packed with fiber, potassium and vitamin A. Its high fiber and glycemic content improve sensitivity to insulin, therefore, reducing the risk of developing diabetes. It is also a great post-workout snack since its contents make it slow to burn. Vitamin A found in sweet potato gives your skin a glow and improves eyesight. Butter provides fortifies your sweet potato by contributing protein, more vitamins, and fats.
Apple slices with peanut butter
Apple slices smeared with some peanut butter taste revolutionary and so filling. Apples are rich in soluble fiber and polyphenol antioxidants that cater to the digestive system healthy. Apples’ soluble relieve constipation by softening the stool. The peanut butter will nourish you with protein and healthy fats.
Dark chocolate has more nutritional value compared to ordinary milk chocolate. Its high cocoa levels make it rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants improve blood flow in the brain, elevate mood and protect your skin from UV rays.
Yogurt is high in protein, calcium, vitamins or probiotics, which enhances the digestive system’s of micro-bacteria. These properties protect bones and teeth and help prevent digestive problems. Low-fat yogurt is a great source of protein if you are on a weight-loss diet. Probiotics found in yogurt boost the immune system.