Press "Enter" to skip to content

Snack attack: 10 healthy alternatives for your cravings

South Sudan NEWS PORTAL (JUBA CITY)

Small portions of nutritious and healthy food can keep you full throughout the day and limit your cravings for unhealthy foods.

Whether you’re looking for a morning, daytime or evening snack, it is important to choose options with a lot of protein and nutrients.

Here are appetising options which will satisfy your appetite and help to promote your overall health and wellbeing.

1. Dark chocolate

If you have a sweet tooth, then dark chocolate is a great alternative. A chocolate bar with at least 70% cacao powder is likely to contain less sugar and may help fight inflammation, calm your mood, and lower blood pressure.

According to the website Medical News Today, dark chocolate is rich in minerals, such as iron, magnesium, and zinc.

2. Apple slices with peanut butter

One medium apple and a tablespoon of peanut butter provides you with a nice balance of sweet flavor with a crisp and creamy texture. Apples are high in fibre and a healthy dose of fibre in turn reduces risk of heart disease.

As Healthline website notes, both apples and peanut butter contain a variety of vitamins, minerals, and health-promoting plant compounds.

S.Sudan NEWS PORTAL:  5 myths about sagging breasts you should stop believing

3. Hard-boiled eggs

Eggs are considered one of the healthiest snacks you can eat. Hard-boiled eggs are full of vital nutrients, from muscle-building protein to metabolism-boosting B vitamins notes the Cooking Light website.

Overall, two large, hard-boiled eggs pack plenty of protein, vitamins, are incredibly filling and may even help you lose weight if you are substituting them for other less healthy options.

4. Popcorn

Image: Unsplash

If you’re not dousing the kernels with butter, popcorn can be a very healthy snack option.

According to Healthline, popcorn is high in several important nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and polyphenol antioxidants.

Try to stay away from microwaved popcorn. In addition, to add some flavour, try sprinkling some of your favorite herbs or spices on top.

5. A piece of cheese

Cheese comes in so many different varieties and flavours. It is a delicious food that is filling enough to be a snack on its own. As the Eating Well website suggests: “Keeping with heart health, a daily snack of cheese may lower your cholesterol”.

6. Celery sticks with cream cheese

Five small celery sticks with one spoon of cream cheese serves as a classic low-carb, filling snack. Here too, according to the Healthline website, celery contains luteolin, an antioxidant that reduces inflammation and may help prevent cancer.

S.Sudan NEWS PORTAL:  Mozambique counts votes, amid sporadic protests

7. Plain yoghurt with berries

healthy snacks yoghurt berries
Image: Unsplash

Craving something sweet? Then try plain yogurt with berries as it is filled with protein, nutrients and is extremely filling. The Live Strong website notes that berries and yogurt also help improve digestion.

8. Mixed nuts

When they’re not covered with chocolate, sugar or salt, nuts are a nutritious snack as they provide the perfect balance of healthy fat, protein, and fibre.

Since they don’t require refrigeration, they’re perfect for taking on the go!

healthy snacks nuts
Image: Unsplash

9. Vegetable chips

Instead of reaching for a bag of those processed chips, try vegetable chips as an alternative snack. The Live Strong website the low-saturated fat content is a plus because “watching your intake of this kind of fat is a good way to protect the health of your heart”.

10. A piece of fruit

Finally, a less complicated snack is always the portable, easy-to-eat single piece of fruit such as bananas, apples, pears, oranges and grapes.

Continue reading at Health and Fitness – The South African

S.Sudan NEWS PORTAL:  MSF calls for urgent mobilization of resources for floods victims in Pibor

As reported by Health and Fitness – The South African. Enjoyed this news story? Read more South Sudan news features on Health and Fitness – The South African.

Credits : Health and Fitness – The South African (https://www.thesouthafrican.com) → Author : South Sudan PRESS REVIEW

Publishing and Aggregation by : South Sudan NEWS PORTAL

Permission : Central Press Syndicate South Sudan

Facebook : South Sudan NEWS PORTAL

We respect the intellectual property rights of our news sources and expect our users to do the same. We may provide links to external news sources from time to time, but any trademarks, logos, photographs and videos remain their copyrighted works. If you feel our website violates fair use or infringes on your copyright, inform us immediately for redress.

The Central Press Syndicate of South Sudan publishes articles related to South Sudan from press wires, verified social media sources and Google news, thereby centralizing South Sudanese news from all over the web, in an easy to read format.

Read related stories with similar tags below:

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply