By Nmami Agarwal
Unhealthy snack or junk food is a treat to our “taste buds” yet it has huge side-effects over our body. And snacking on regular basis often contributes to various health problems like obesity, heart-related problem, diabetes etc.
Unhealthy foods (snacks) are so addictive that it usually asks our body and brain to consume more. This gives us temporary satiation but soon creates uneasiness in our body. Sugar, bad fats, processed carbohydrates are the dietary devils that makeup all the unhealthy foods. Foods like processed white carbs, packaged cookies, potato chips, sugary sodas, high-fat burgers, and fries not only increase your weight but also make us look physically unhealthy.
The more we consume such unhealthy snacks the less we intake essential nutrients and vitamins. Calories consumed without accompanying nutrients aids in their assimilation and metabolism lead to build up of toxic substances in the cells that promote cellular ageing and disease.
Snacking isn’t a bad thing but an act of eating several unhealthy small meals throughout the day that curb our hunger and prevent us to eat properly when we finally sit to eat a meal. Therefore, snacks should be full of nutrients that offer sufficient power between the meals stretches.
Foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, low-fat dairy products, whole grains, and legumes are packed with nutrients, fiber, and proteins that your body needs. You can hop on to baked beetroot and kale chips instead of deep-fried potato chips. Smoothies and yogurt topped with sliced fruits can be a good alternative to curb your sugar rush.
There are various other healthy alternatives for snacking you can find on our recipe section. Preparing healthy snacks in advance can be a best-snacking strategy you can enjoy on this #15DaysHealthySnackingChallenge.
What role do you play?
Do you have a habit of grazing all day? Or do you eat junk when bored and lazy? And tends to eat whatever fried and unhealthy comes in handy then take our #15DaysChallenge for healthy snacking that will not only fill your energy tanks but also keep you going healthier and stronger.
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