Snacking on junk food can lead to weight gain and other health issues, but healthy snacks can have big benefits. Some ways snacks can be beneficial in a diet include: they can increase nutrient intake, maintain energy levels, and prevent overeating.
Sweet potato improves satiety and also fills
Food is an indispensable part of life. And with information available at your fingertips, thanks to the internet, there have been countless discussions about healthy foods and junk foods. Between nutritious food and junk food, there are a multitude of differences. Although greasy, appetizing and beautiful junk food can temporarily satisfy your hunger, incorporating healthy foods into your diet is essential if you want to live a healthy life. To help you out with some healthy snack options, nutritionist Lovneet Batra shared an Instagram handle post, “Nutrition by Lovneet.”
The caption reads: “Munching on junk food can lead to weight gain and other health issues, but healthy snacking can have big benefits. Some ways snacking can benefit a diet are that they can increase nutrient intake, maintain energy levels and prevent overeating during the main meal.Most importantly, these can speed up your metabolism.
The caption goes on to add that it’s always “a good idea to plan your snack ahead of time.”
So, swap the junk food with these 5 healthy snack ideas:
Jhalmouri: Puffed rice, mustard oil, onions, green chilies and spices are used to prepare this spicy and tasty snack. You can experiment with various ingredients such as vegetables, roasted chana, peanuts, and sprouts.
Black chana soup: It’s a delicious and healthy way to get more protein and iron in your diet. It is an excellent snack for diabetics and pregnant women.
Sweet potato cat: It’s also a good snack option if you’re fasting. It improves satiety and also fills. Sweet potatoes are nutrient-dense root vegetables. They are high in fiber and antioxidants, which promote gut and brain health.
Hummus: It is made with chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and tahini – a paste made from sesame seeds. This dip is a great blend of carbs, protein, and fat and is a great alternative to unhealthy dips or spreads like mayonnaise.
Roasted Makhana: It’s the easiest snack to make and keep on hand for those unexpected cravings. It is rich in micronutrients and can be used in place of packaged foods as an accompaniment to your evening tea.
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When it comes to deciding which is superior in terms of taste and flavor, the battle between healthy and junk food will never end. But, don’t worry about that. Remember that making changes over a period of time is the best way to get long-term health benefits.
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