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Snacking is Good For You


Good News: Snacking is Good for You!

Here’s a breath of fresh air: It’s OK to snack, whether you’re trying to lose weight, maintain weight or just get through the day! In fact, snacking between meals can keep your metabolism humming and your energy and mood steady. Of course, it’s not a total free pass. It’s important to make healthy snack choices that satisfy yet don’t break the calorie bank for the day.

Plan it. To prevent overeating at meals, fit a morning and afternoon snack into your schedule. Planning your snack means you’ll have a healthy option ready when your stomach rumbles so you don’t pounce on the nearest vending machine or easy-to-grab chip bag. When you’re on the go, keep a healthy snack with you.

Know your taste buds. If you always crave sweets in the afternoon, plan to have fresh berries, a crisp apple or a juicy tangerine handy. You could even top it off with a small piece of dark chocolate and still be in the safety zone. Or if crunch is what you crave, keep a handful of nuts on call.

Span the food groups. Nuts and seeds are good sources of protein that keep hunger at bay and offer other important nutrients. Whole grains are high in filling fiber and give you an energy boost from carbohydrates. And fruits and vegetables offer vital nutrients along with fiber. Low-fat dairy is another good choice to boost your daily calcium intake.

Practice portions.
Be careful not to make a snack a meal-size extravaganza. Until you know your portions, measure your snacks and know their calorie content.

Keep it interesting. Try something new for the ultimate snacking satisfaction. Sample star fruit. Chop up jicama sticks for a crunchy alternative to carrots. Mix up your choice of nuts: Almonds one day, soy nuts the next — or a little of both.

Reliv just made it even easier to snack healthy with Relivables™ Healthy Snack Bars and Soy Nuts. For salty cravings, reach for Relivables Soy Nuts, which are an excellent source of fiber and non-GMO protein, yet are low in sodium and are cholesterol-free with no trans fats.

To satisfy your sweet tooth, indulge in a chocolate-coated granola snack bar or a low-fat cranberry granola snack bar — each packed with fiber, healthy soy protein, whole grains and Pycnogenol®, a powerful anti-inflammatory. Plus these bars contain no trans fats, no high fructose corn syrup, and no cholesterol! Stash these bars in your car, desk or purse for guilt-free goodness at your fingertips.

Cheers!
Katrina van Oudheusden
Independent Reliv Distributor

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February 12, 2010 - Posted by | Health, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, weight loss, Wellness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Thank you for the great article. I will follow you via RSS.

    Comment by Jaysura@freemail.com | February 21, 2010 | Reply

    • Thank you for the follow! Please feel free to share the blog with friends and family. Have a terrific day.

      Comment by Katrina van Oudheusden | February 21, 2010 | Reply


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