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Love Snacks? Here's How you Can Make Them Healthy

Love Snacks? Heres How you Can Make Them Healthy

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Sep 2018 12:31 PM GMT

Snacks can be healthy as well. Read on to know more...

In our fast-paced world and lifestyle, Snack is an integral part of our daily diet. After a long day of work we want to have a healthy snack, but most of the snacks we all consume today skew towards prepackaged and processed foods, which contain lots of calories, but very little of anything else hence it is important to provide healthy yet tasty alternatives that are changing the quick snack culture in India.

Although snacking has developed a "bad image," snacks inevitably becomes a part of the diet in today's fast-paced world where cooking takes a back seat. They can provide energy in the middle of the day or when you exercise. A healthy snack between meals can also decrease your hunger and keep you from overeating at mealtime.

There are many snacks to choose from, and certainly, not all snacks are healthy or help you manage your weight. Try not to bring unhealthy snacks into the house. If they are not available you will not be able to snack mindlessly.

Here is the list of the evening snack that is delicious as well as healthy.

1. Nuts


Nuts are the natural way of showing us that even good things can come in small packages. Nuts are a healthy snack, but the portion size should be small and if you snack straight from the bag, it is very easy to eat too many calories. These bite-size nutritional powerhouses are packed with the benefit of heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals.

2. Almonds


These are highly nutritional nuts rich in Vitamin E, Calcium, Iron amongst many others. Besides being amazing in taste, eating almonds can also boost our brain health, greatly effects weight loss, lowers your cholesterol and reduces your hunger, hence, lowering your overall calorie intake.

3. Walnuts


Walnuts are most often eaten as snacks. However, you can add walnuts to your salads, plates of pasta, desserts, breakfast, and even at you delicious soup as well. Walnuts contain a lot of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are healthier than saturated fats. In addition, walnuts have alpha-linolenic and linoleic acids, which may have anti-inflammatory effects that keep blood vessels healthy, in addition to having favorable effects on blood lipids.

4. Blueberries


Sweet in flavor, these berries are succulent and nutritious. They are the King of antioxidant foods, boost immunity, manage diabetes and help prevent cancer. Raw or dried, you can add either to your breakfast cereal/ smoothie or just sprinkle some over your garden salad and you're good to go.

5. Cranberries


These little red berries are a delectable, popular and healthful food. They not only help guard against UTIs, heart disease, types of cancer, and the flu but benefits oral health too. You can eat them in their raw state, but if the zesty flavor of fresh berries is not your thing, you can go for readily available jams or dried cranberries.

6. Pumpkin seeds


Pumpkin seeds are a good source of healthful oils, magnesium, and other nutrients that enhance the health of the heart, bones, and other functions. pumpkin seed is a powerhouse of B vitamins, magnesium, iron, and protein. They go great with your evening tea and considering their size, are an effective snack for the evening snacks.

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