What are some healthy snack choices to eat throughout the day?
I agree with makim! Those are all great choices! Another great snack would be things like nuts and seeds! They are high in calories, but don't worry about that! RAW, ORGANIC nuts have lots of healthy fats, protein, and some carbohydrates that will fuel your body for hours! I love to take 1/4 cup raw, organic almonds and eat them with some fresh tomato, or fresh greens like kale, spinach or swiss chard.
One thing that will help you get good results is to start looking at food for what it is... This means that when you look at fresh greens, you should think that fresh greens are a super food. They contain a tremendous amount of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, all of your essential minerals, and phytonutrients that have been shown to heal the body, prevent cancer and bring you better health. When you look at raw, organic almonds, you should think that these nuts will provide your body with a healthy dose of biotin (main nutrient needed for healthy hair and nails), vitamin E, fiber, and essential minerals!
Now lets look at a Bacon Cheese Burger: Vitamin A 0%, very low calcium (that's considering if it has real cheese on it), Vitamin D 0%, Meat has a good amount of B vitamins, but when cooked, those vitamins are not as readily available for use by the body, Vitamin C 0% (unless you put fresh veggies on it), Fiber less than 3%, Let's not talk about calories, saturated fat, cholesterol, sugar, or preservatives...
I know we are faced with constant food advertisements, especially troubled with the convenience of rolling through a drive-thru, or stopping by a store to grab something "quick", but we need to really think about what is in the foods we are eating in order to be healthy.
I hope this helps!
Yes, I eat high protein and high fiber makes me full and lower carbs. I eat about 5 small meals a day and one larger meal. I use Take shape for lifes food choices and have great results with that.
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