A healthy diet, such as the Mediterranean diet, which is high in dietary fiber and monounsaturated fat, also includes healthy snacks you can eat in between meals.
Below is a healthy snacks list:
They are one of the healthiest snacks, because they are high in antioxidants, water and essential nutrients, which promote satiety and they also have appetite suppressing properties, highly important in weight management. Just don't overdo it on grapes, as they are very high in fructose.
2. Apples and Pears
These fruits are high in dietary fiber and vitamin C. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, because scientific studies have shown that apples decrease the risk of various forms of cancer. Advisedly, you should not remove the peel, because the peel is a source of ursolic acid, which fights obesity and fatty liver and phytochemicals with antioxidant properties. Pears are also recommended for people who suffer from allergies.
3. Raw Carrots
They should never miss from a healthy snacks list, because they are high in water and low in calories, which makes them suitable to be consumed between meals instead of packaged unhealthy snacks. They are also high in beta-carotene, which is converted by our body into vitamin A and in lutein, both carotenoids being important for optimum vision.
These refreshing fruits (yes, cucumbers are a fruit) are very high in water (over 95 %), alkalizing to your body, great for your skin and they promote a sensation of satiety.
5. Whole Grain Crackers and Biscuits
They make the perfect snack whenever hunger strikes, because they are very low in fat and very rich in dietary fiber. Whole grains such as oat, rye, maize and whole wheat should be a part of every healthy diet, because research suggests that they reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and high blood pressure.
6. Air Popped Popcorn
As long as you do not add butter, you can include popcorn on your healthy snacks list. It is also recommended if you want to maintain your weight, because it tricks your brain into thinking that you are eating a lot, when in fact it is just volume.
7. All Kinds of Nuts
Chestnuts, walnuts, hazelnuts are rich in high quality protein, as opposed to the low quality protein derived from red meat and poultry and they are also high in essential fatty acids and vitamin E, which are potent antioxidants. Studies have shown that nuts fight against coronary heart disease and they have a low glycemic index, making them suitable for people with diabetes.
This fruit is a must on any healthy snacks list, because it has the largest content of water, it is low in calories, easy to digest and it is packed with essential nutrients and high in the antioxidant lycopene. It also helps break down fat deposits.
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