Living in the modern world often means being busy all the time, and sometimes we don’t have the chance to eat full lunches or breakfasts when we have a thousand other things to accomplish before the end of the day. Some nutritionists suggest eating six, small meals every day to keep up your energy, but with the amount of easy and convenient snacks at the shops, it’s extremely easy to simply live off of foods that aren’t good for your body.
Fortunately, we also have access to a wide variety of healthy snacks that we can keep with us throughout the day, and each provides a much-needed boost of energy that prevents your blood sugar from dipping too low without the refined sugars and carbohydrates that you would otherwise find in most of today’s fast food snacks.
1. Mixed Nuts
Nuts make the perfect snack for those people who are constantly on the go. They come in many shapes and sizes, and are packed with all a multitude of beneficial nutrients. Nuts have been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, and may lower the chances of developing depression, cancer, and a number of other diseases. Nuts also contain a healthy balance of fibre, protein, and fat, and there are few snacks that provide the same level of nutrition in such a small package. Nuts are also great for travel as they don’t need to be stored in a refrigerator, and can stay fresh for months at a time.
2. Mixed Berries and Plain Yoghurt
Plain, Greek yoghurt mixed with berries can provide a tasty, nutrient-rich snack that can be taken anywhere. Along with being a source of potassium and calcium, Greek yoghurt contains high amounts of protein. The berries that you mix in, which can range from blackberries to strawberries, are packed with important antioxidants and fibre. Having a mix of different coloured berries means that you will get a wide range of nutrients – making this the ultimate snack to much on while on break browsing online or having some fun wagering at betting sites.
3. Apple and Peanut Butter
Peanut butter and apple makes the perfect snack that both tastes great and can give you that boost of energy that you need after a long day. Apples are high in polyphenol antioxidants and fibre, and have been shown to improved gut health and to reduce the risk of heart disease. Paired with peanut butter, which itself has a number of benefits for the health of your heart. Peanut butter provides a source of HDL cholesterol, which our bodies need, and reduces the LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) and triglycerides. Keep in mind, however, that peanut butter is a calorie dense food, and while it isn’t generally linked to weight gain, it’s a good idea to eat it in moderation.
4. Cream Cheese and Celery Sticks
This classic low-carb snack consists of luteolin, an antioxidant that has been proven to lower inflammation in the body, and may prevent cancer, with the cream cheese providing protein.