When hunger overcomes, and there is no opportunity to fully dine, snacks come to the rescue – small meals that stabilize blood sugar levels. The attitude of nutritionists to snacks is often negative, but only because people choose the most high-calorie foods with an increased amount of “fast” carbohydrates as snacks: cookies, buns, chips, sweets. Nevertheless, the benefits of snacking for weight loss are obvious: a person avoids the strong feeling of hunger that accompanies overeating and does not gain weight – but only if the foods for eating are chosen correctly.

 

1. Nuts

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Nuts can be called an ideal product that satisfies hunger. The fats in all types of nuts promote slow digestion, creating a long-lasting feeling of satiety. In addition, nuts are also very useful: they stimulate the brain, give strength and endurance, fight neurotic conditions and cardiovascular diseases. The high concentration of nutrients in nuts allows us to call them a natural vitamin complex, the regular use of which, according to scientists, prolongs life by 3-5 years. Nevertheless, nuts are also a fairly high-calorie product, so they should be snacked with caution, no more than 30 g per day.

 

2. Fruit

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Fruit is the favorite treat of most people, which can be used in any snack with health benefits. The most acceptable for these purposes are fiber-rich apples in combination with nuts or low-fat yogurt (apples consumed in their pure form, due to the content of a large amount of natural acids, will only whet the appetite). For a healthy snack, it is better to choose fruits with a low glycemic index – these are kiwi, oranges, grapefruits, peaches, pears, plums, as well as berries such as strawberries and cherries. A couple of fruits as a snack will not only relieve hunger, but also enrich the body with the vitamins and minerals it needs.

 

3. Tea with honey

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Warm green tea with a teaspoon of honey is much healthier than traditional coffee with milk and sugar, a drink that has more calories than a sandwich with butter and cheese. Antioxidant-rich tea, stimulating mental activity, will help to cheer up, and added honey will give satiety. Regular consumption of the drink will have a beneficial effect on metabolism and weight loss.

 

4. Dairy products

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Yogurt, kefir, fermented baked milk, cottage cheese are ideal products for a healthy snack, allowing you to enrich the body with a sufficient amount of protein and calcium. By maintaining a stable blood sugar level, proteins provide a feeling of satiety for a long time and, being low in calories, do not add extra pounds. In addition, the substances contained in dairy products help a person overcome nervousness and irritability. From the point of view of benefits for the figure, it is recommended to purchase sour-milk drinks with a minimum percentage of fat and not combine them with a bun.

 

5. Muesli without sugar

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Made from pressed cereals, fruits, seeds, nuts and honey, muesli is a very satisfying and extremely healthy product, called the "recipe for health" by a Swiss naturopathic doctor. Due to the high content of unprocessed fiber, as well as the shock dose of microelements and other substances, muesli makes an ideal breakfast. When using muesli as a snack, it is important to pay attention to the calorie content and choose a product without sugar and chocolate, enriched with dried fruits or honey.

 

6. Smoothies

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Smoothies (milkshake with fruit juice) have long been used abroad as a lunch and a healthy snack. The basis of a smoothie is yogurt or milk and mixed with fresh or dry fruits, natural juices, and sometimes oatmeal. All smoothie ingredients are low-calorie, nutritious and good for the stomach. The advantage of a smoothie is that a cocktail prepared in advance is stored in the refrigerator in any container and can be consumed without the help of a spoon.

 

7. Dried fruits

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When the body requires something sweet, instead of sweets and cookies, it is more healthy to snack on dried fruits. To saturate, it is enough to consume no more than 100 g of a mixture of dried fruits (dried apricots, raisins, prunes), 1-2 handfuls of which can not only satisfy hunger, but also charge the body with physical and mental energy, which is so necessary for fruitful work. With a concentrated dose of vitamins, dried fruits will strengthen the body's defenses and help a person successfully overcome mood swings and depression.

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