The given list is prepared by nutritionists for a healthy snack
- Saturated fat as 2 grams.
- Trans fat as 0 grams.
- Sugar can be 15 grams or less than that.
- Sodium can be 250 grams or less.
- It should be free from artificial sweeteners.
Fresh fruits and veggies are super healthy, but nuts are liked most though they have more calories and fat, but they are rich in healthy nutrients, hence you can take them in snacks. If you are buying a snack check its nutrients on the label, as if there is more fat, then it’s an unhealthy snack
- A snack having less than 100 calories is considered healthy.
- Instead of eating a bag of chips, take an apple because it’s rich in fiber, water and low in sugar and fat.
- Whole grain snacks are good.
- Fresh juice is better than the flavored drinks.
Other healthy snacks include raisins, bananas, fruit puree, peas, carrots, dry cereals, half cup tomatoes, grape juice or cherries, pop corns.
Plan the snacks
Instead of getting unhealthy snacks at office or college, take your own snack full of nutrition. Don’t take candies, cookies, cakes, chips or Cokes, etc, however you can have it sometimes but not on regular basis as it’s difficult to avoid fast food forever.
Those having diabetes should take planned meals with certain calories as well as carbohydrates. Such snack should have calories from 100 to 200, whereas carbohydrates should be between 15 to 30 grams. Those who take many snacks should lower down these values so that they get divided in all snacks without increasing the calories. You can also add protein to your daily diet but not more than 1 ounce. In the past doctors recommended protein in every snack, but the latest research is against it.
Tips to avoid unhealthy snack
Don’t keep a candy bowl instead have fruit salad. Keep the cookies where you cannot easily see them so that you don’t start munching. Keep the healthy foods where you can easily and often see them. Instead of having a large bowl of snack, a take small portion in a plate while watching TV so that you won’t eat much.
However, the choice depends on you, but always select from the healthy diet through different recipes.