How often do you snack in a day? Many think that snacking in-between meals can lead to weight gain, but that’s not true. Snacking can actually keep the cravings down and can therefore help one slim down. But, the benefits wholly depend on what you eat and when you eat. While excess snacking can contribute to obesity, light snacking at different intervals in the day can help keep the body rejuvenated, boost brain power and regulate blood sugar. So if you wish to look good or lose weight, you can munch on low-fat snacks in-between meals as it can reduce overall caloric intake by preventing overeating during meals. Although sugary, salty, buttery and fatty snacks are tempting, it is better to have a handful of nuts, a bowl of fresh vegetable salad or fruits that are rich in vitamins and minerals. Choosing a snack that has high water and fiber content and is below 100 calories can help one stay within their daily calorie goal. Studies also suggest that foods rich in fibre may reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type-2 diabetes.
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