Skipping meals and curbing hunger to lose body fat isn’t a solution to trimming down your body lines as it can lead to serious health hazards like triggering migraine, low blood pressure, limb tremors, vertigo and laziness. Snacking can help you obtain all the nutrients your body needs but if you are thinking on fast-food gluttony then think again, because healthy snacks are what we have on the plate for you.
Today we will talk about all the healthy scrumptious snacks that will kill your noon boredom and body fat as well leave your stomach feeling full. Some of the highly nutritious value evening-time snack combinations that will refresh your senses include,
Cucumber Slices/Carrot with Hummus
Take ¼ cup of regular hummus and eat with 1cup of baby carrots. Cucumbers contain cucurbitacin E, a compound that may have anti-cancer effects. Hummus is made from chickpeas, olive oil and garlic, which reduce inflammation and may improve heart health. Hummus is gluten-free, vegan and keto-friendly so eat it all you want!
Yogurt and Berries
Greek yogurt topped with berries make for a perfect healthy snack. It is high in protein and a great source of potassium and calcium, fiber and gut-friendly probiotics. Avoid flavored yogurts or dumping sugar in plain yogurt as the unsweetened with fruits mixed in them will taste yummy.
Popcorn & Nutty Dark Chocolate
Now snacking doesn’t mean giving up on the food you love, and this i am sure is the favorite snack choice amongst you all, isn’t it so? The combination of buttery popcorns and dark chocolate with almond flakes in them sounds divine! Just thinking about the taste in mouth is overwhelming and makes you want to rush to the store to get it. Yes it’s healthy, strangely but popcorn is whole grain, full of fiber and a little bit of protein. Both dark chocolate and almonds are high in magnesium. One ounce of each provides about 300 calories in total. Dark chocolate is loaded with flavanols that may lower blood pressure and reduce heart disease risk so feel free to binge on crunchy popcorns and dark chocolates, but don’t overeat on it.
Apple & Peanut Butter
Apples and Peanut Butter are a heavenly combo!Apples are high in fiber and polyphenol antioxidants that improve gut health while peanut butter reduces heart disease risk.
Oatmeal & Whey Protein Drinks
Oatmeal in the morning is the best way to kick off the day with no artificial sweeteners please! Choose 1tbsp honey instead. Oatmeal cereals are full of fiber content and this keep the tummy satisfied and gut motion strong. Whey Protein drinks are an excellent source of protein and helps shred off extra fat. But this combination is best preferred in the morning.
Olives & Dried Fruits
A handful of dry fruits e.g. cashews, almond, pistachios and black olives are great for nutrition, supplement body minerals and vitamins. Dry fruits are a healthy option instead of grabbing cookies and chips. Unsalted nuts and slightly sour black/green olives is a fibrous option as a midnight or morning snack. Olives contain antioxidants that fight inflammation, reduce insulin resistance. Also they contain essential oils our body craves and gives an instant energy boost like a banana.
Citrus Fruits & A piece of small Cheese
All citrus fruits oranges, grapefruit, lemon perhaps lemon tea, pears, grapes and even avocado are highly beneficial as they are full of vitamin C and other minerals like potassium and magnesium. Avocadoes are available in super stores like hyper star or Alfateh and they reduce weight and cholesterol, arthritis pain and sun-skin damage. You can perhaps also prefer a small piece of cheese, low-sugar flaxseed/cinnamon pudding, garlic-honey infused water, or mint margarita as your next choice of snack. As they are safe, healthy and delicious.
Happy snacking everyone!