Healthy Eating – Snacks
Now that we’ve covered the three major meals of the day, it’s time to look at snacking and what you can do to make sure you’re staying healthy between meals. It’s easy to reach for a candy bar or a few cookies when you’re feeling a little hungry, but these things aren’t good for you. They’re full of sugars, and that can feed cancer and make you more susceptible to a number of different health issues.
So if you’re going to avoid sugary snacks, what can you eat? Fruits are a good choice, but many fruits are also high in natural sugar. You want to make sure you’re eating the right kinds of fruits. Blueberries and raspberries are very good choices because they are high in nutrients. If you’re looking for something to drink, you might also think of a fruit juice, but be careful—many of these juices are made with artificial flavoring and contain a large amount of sugar.
Vegetables are a much better choice for a snack, especially since few of them contain sugar. Celery and carrots are popular because they can be eaten with your fingers and aren’t that difficult to take with you to work.
Nuts are another good snack because they contain protein and can help battle diabetes and other illnesses. Nuts are a quick and easy snack, plus there are so many different types of nuts that most people can find at least one that they like. For those that don’t, peanut butter may be a good option. A few spoonfuls of peanut butter can be pretty filling. Just don’t put it on crackers—that will quickly turn your healthy snack into an unhealthy one.
You may also want to start taking an acai berry supplement. Research has shown that a supplement such as the acai berry may be able to provide you with a number of benefits.
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