When you look at statistics, you will find that obesity is currently sweeping the globe at an alarming rate. Over 1 billion adults are classed as overweight while 300 million are classed as obese according to the World Health Organization. It’s a scary figure that needs to be changed, but that is not going to happen overnight.
I believe educating people at a young age on healthy eating habits, and fitness is the way forward. This is why I am going to share a healthy list of snacks you can eat in between meals. I use these foods myself on a daily basis and have seen improvements on the scales.
Let’s get started! Here are a few of the healthier options you can use as snacks.
1. Peanut butter – and I am not talking about the unhealthy processed peanut butter. You can find healthier versions at your local health, or sports supplement stores. A tablespoon or two of peanut butter will keep you full for a good few hours. Studies have shown that people who eat a lot of nuts in their diet have a decreased risk of heart disease and diabetes type 2. Let’s not forget it’s easily spreadable and tasty.
2. Fruits – It’s an obvious one, but let’s be honest how many of you are eating fruit on a daily basis? My bet is over 50% of you are not getting enough fruit in your diet. This can be easily changed. Having an apple or a Satsuma in between your meals is a great idea. The health benefits of fruits, in general, are amazing.
3. Vegetables – Same as fruit really, the health benefits of vegetables make them well worth using as a snack to bridge the gap between meals. What I like to do is get assorted dips and dunk carrots or broccoli into them. Delicious!
4. Flax seeds – Although they will not be the most filling snack you have ever eaten flax seeds are full of vital nutrients and can be used with almost any larger meal recipe. Studies have shown they help protect you against prostate and breast cancers, and help lower cholesterol levels. The best thing for me about flax seeds is the fact that it gives you a metabolism boost, perfect for a weight-loss snack.
5. Sunflower seeds – Sunflower seeds are a great food to use as a topping on your meals. They are rich in Vitamin E, contain protein, and many other healthy nutrients including calcium, iron and selenium.
Adding the foods from this list into your diet will help you see improvements in your weight loss on a daily basis. Never eat too many snacks, snacking should be kept to a minimum amount healthy or not, as they all contain calories which add up at the end of the week.
I hope you found this list helpful, you can find more similar information at healthy snacks for weight loss. Good luck.