Healthy snacks: 7 foods you can eat

Published At: 02 January 2020 , 09:49 AM

Nutritionists have long proved that many factors lead to obesity, and one of them is malnutrition, in particular, improper snacks between main meals. Doctors sound the alarm - obesity develops from improper snacking because what enters the body during snacking is deposited as fat and is not beneficial.

According to nutritionists, 72% of women have a snack at work with chips, sweets, cookies, and much more. At the same time, even those ladies who are on a diet succumb to the temptation to eat. This is especially true for those who work in shifts. Eating a bun, candy, or a bag of chips quickly, people try to overcome stress or somehow interrupt monotonous work. But nutritionists warn - only a three-time full meal can be useful for humans. And the one who often snacks, and at the same time leads a sedentary lifestyle, is very harmful to his health. And if your activity does not involve physical exertion, then burning extra calories will be very difficult.

But if between breakfast and lunch or between lunch and dinner, you still tormented by hunger and want to eat something, eat the “right and healthy snacks.” Nutritionists have found out which foods are safe for the figure, but at the same time, they will give a feeling of satiety:

1. Raspberry - it contains a massive amount of acetylsalicylic acid or aspirin. This is a good cure for a headache, so a small handful of raspberries will benefit both you and your body - you are full, and your head does not hurt. Also, this berry contains tannins, pectins, organic acids, and many vitamins. Vitamin A strengthens nails and hair roots. Vitamin C removes excess fluid from the body, increases connective tissue, lowers cholesterol in the body, and reduces the likelihood of cardiovascular disease. Raspberries, by the way, are very useful for the manifestations of cellulite.

2. Almonds. To have a quick bite, choose not salted almonds and eat it every day - it perfectly tones, raises mood, and gives strength. It contains a lot of healthy fats, vitamin B and calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese. Almond seeds contain a large amount of fatty oil, protein, and sugar. Almonds are one of the best plant sources of protein, as they contain almost as much protein as lean meat - up to 30%.

 3. Olives. In general, this product is not for everybody - not everyone loves olives, and indeed, not many people favor olive oil. But it is olives that contain more than a hundred active substances, including “beauty vitamins” A and E, which reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, lowering cholesterol. High nutritional value allows you to restore strength under stress and overwork quickly. Including only a dozen olives in your daily diet, you guarantee 100% prevention of stomach ulcers. Besides, olives will help in the fight against overweight and sagging skin.

4. Carrots - it contains carotene, which is easily absorbed. Carrots are incredibly beneficial for the skin, especially if you have acne. Carrots should also be included in your diet if you have vision problems. Having eaten the usual portion of carrots, you get clean skin, good eyesight, and shiny hair. Nutritionists claim that carrots have an antiseptic, anthelmintic, demineralizing, choleretic, analgesic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, anti-sclerotic effect on the body. Fresh carrots can be consumed daily at fifty to one hundred grams in the form of a salad or on an empty stomach.

5. Chocolate. They can eat, but the main thing is to stop on time. The ideal dose of a snack with chocolate is one small square, thanks to which your immune system will work to its full potential. Better, of course, if you have a snack, you will have dark chocolate - it is considered more useful and less high-calorie. A 100-gram bar of dark chocolate satisfies hunger and reduces appetite, which cannot be said about milk chocolate.

 6. Banana is the primary source of serotonin, which popularly called the “hormone of happiness.” A banana is not only tasty but also a healthy snack since it contains phosphorus, which helps you think. Bananas contain natural sugars - sucrose, fructose, and glucose, along with fiber. It is bananas that are recommended for intensive mental and physical work, as they cleanse the body of toxins, relieve swelling, lower blood cholesterol, strengthen immunity, help reduce inflammation of the gastric mucosa, restore sleep and soothe nerves that swollen. And the banana smell suppresses appetite.

7. Baked potatoes are also on the list of healthy snacks at work. It contains metabolic regulators, and it is they that lower cholesterol and help you lose weight. Potato proteins contain almost all amino acids found in plants, including essential ones. If you eat a daily norm of boiled potatoes - this is about 300 grams per day - then you fully provide your body with carbohydrates, potassium, and phosphorus. And 100 grams of tubers of young potatoes contain up to 20 mg of vitamin C.

Note that a proper snack at work will not only improve your performance but also keep your figure. Before you eat something, determine the degree of your appetite. If it approaches 100%, do not rush to “swallow an elephant.” In this situation, it is better to stay a little hungry than too full, writes

Another tip - think about your diet in advance, take nuts and fruits from home, and then you do not have to poison your stomach with chips and cookies.