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Stress eating is what most people do when they are feeling sad or upset. In my case, I tend to do the same thing which I know is not good for me because I have been suffering from a chronic illness for many years now. Usually, I crave for chips, chocolates, pasta, and pizza. But recently, I have come to realize that I am not getting any younger and I should be giving priority to my health now because I can feel that my body is deteriorating. I have to change my lifestyle and start making the best choices.
10 Healthy Snacks You Should Be Eating
There are many snacks you can have if you get hungry in the middle of the night. However, it is better if you will choose what is perfect for your body. Here is the list of 10 healthy snacks you should be eating.
Yogurt is a dairy product that is made from bacteria called yogurt cultures. Different kinds of milk can be used to make such. It is a great alternative to other dairy products such as ice cream because it is full of nutrients including calcium, magnesium, vitamin b, and riboflavin to name a few, boosts the immune system, helps in digestion, promotes heart health, etc.
Egg is a good source of protein, and it is found in egg white. Moreover, it is rich in copper, iron, vitamin b6 and 12, vitamin d, phosphorus, and selenium. Yes, it is true that eggs are high in cholesterol. However, it does not negatively affect blood cholesterol. It is in fact favorable in reducing the risk of heart disease. Make sure to go for the organic eggs because they are free from antibiotics, pesticides, and other things that are detrimental to your overall health and well-being.
Yes, it is true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Apple has been one of the most popular fruits for ages now. It is cheap and always available at any time of the year. It is rich in fiber, vitamin c, vitamin k, and potassium. It helps in promoting bone and heart health, preventing cancer, for weight loss, and a whole lot more.
Hummus is a favorite dip in the Middle East. I fell in love with it the first time I had it at a Mediterranean restaurant here in the south. I fell in love with it, even more, when I have discovered that it contains a wide array of vitamins and minerals that helps in controlling blood sugar, promoting better digestive health, fighting inflammation, and reducing the risk of heart disease.
Cucumber is one of the perfect snacks to have anytime of the day. It is low in calorie content and mainly consists of water which helps in preventing dehydration, especially during the summer season. Also, it supports bone and skin health, controlling blood sugar levels and preventing cancer cells from surviving among others.
Because we are dealing with so many immune system issues today, we have to make sure that at least fifty-one percent of every meal that we have is raw. So that we don't overburden that already burdened immune system."
Did you know that popcorn, a favorite movie snack of many, contains health benefits, too? Yes, that is right. Popcorn aids in delaying the signs of aging, lowering cholesterol levels, losing weight, improving digestive health, regulating blood sugar levels in your body, etc.
Oatmeal is what I normally have when I do not feel like eating bread or rice. Usually, I add some fruits on top such as apple and banana. It is rich in fiber and antioxidants and helps in lowering cholesterol levels, improving blood sugar, alleviating constipation problems, etc.
Celery is a vegetable snack you should be incorporating to your daily diet because it is high in antioxidants that help defend your cells and organs from oxidation. Furthermore, it helps with healthy digestion, decreasing inflammation and high blood pressure, preventing cancer, etc. You can eat it raw, have it steamed or add it to your vegetable salad.
Berries are hard to find here in where I live. The only available berry type in most grocery stores that I always go to is strawberry. They are kind of expensive, but I still purchase them anway because of its health benefits. They are loaded with antioxidants such as anthocyanins and resveratrol which are responsible for protecting the cells. Also, they are an excellent treat for diabetics because they help improve blood sugar levels and the response of insulin, they are high in fiber which can support your weight-loss journey, defy inflammation that can lead to chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, lowers cholesterol levels and a lot more. You can eat it alone or add it to your family recipes.
Nuts are not created equal. There are not nuts that you should not have especially when mixed with unhealthy food choices. Also, avoid such that are cooked in oil and with high sodium content. The best nuts are almonds, cashews and pistachios because they are low in calorie content. Almonds are pretty expensive but they help in improving cholesterol and blood pressure levels, and the same thing goes with cashews and pistachios.
Before I say my final thoughts, let me share with you another video on 10 Easy Low-Carb Veggie Snacks
Making the best food choices is paramount in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Yes, some healthy snacks are stiff, but you will thank yourself later on, for sure. For more healthy snack ideas, go and visit your favorite health-related websites online.
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