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11 healthy snack options that won’t get you fat

by Sobiya N Moghul

Food

Dark chocolate has very low sugar content and sometimes a little piece here and there is not necessarily a bad thing. I’d take it any day over a chocolate biscuit.

Junk food is a weakness that all of us battle with; whether it’s a wintery afternoon or a rainy evening, these unhealthy urges are its peak. Read ahead to find a list of healthy snacks that make superb substitutes for chips, farsan, burgers or candies.

Walnuts, almonds, pistachios are little wholesome bits of energy are packed with protein and other goodness, a good source of protein for vegetarians.

Peanut butter, almond butter again they give you energy and sustenance for longer periods and will not have your thinking about your next meal for awhile. Packed with protein and good fats.

Edamame is the only vegetable that provides us with all nine essential amino acids, in addition to being a complete protein source on par with meat or eggs. Edamame’s low oil content, combined with its high protein content, makes it a very popular snack with health conscious fanatics, who are fond of low-fat snacks.

Olives are packed with iron and copper, and they’re a good source of dietary fibre. They’re also rich in vitamin E – a noted antioxidant – and anti-inflammatory polyphenols and flavonoids. And really, you can’t get much more virgin than the delicate flesh of the whole, un-pressed olive in all its purity. As for the green versus black question, there are no nutritional differences between the two.

Banana is packed with nutrition and rich in potassium. Bananas have weight loss properties. A single banana has 108 calories, which amounts to 17.5 grams of carbohydrates. Our body needs carbohydrates for smooth body functioning and excess carbohydrates can lead to weight gain.

Oatmeal is rich in fibre, protein and makes you feel fuller instantly.

Dark chocolate has very low sugar content and sometimes a little piece here and there is not necessarily a bad thing. I’d take it any day over a chocolate biscuit.

Enough has been said about the virtues of coconut and coconut products. High in healthy fats with decent amount of protein and a low glycemic index this delicious meaty fruit and it’s by products is worth working into your day.

Slice tomatoes and sprinkle them with feta cheese and olive oil and nibble on them.

Berries are a great option being rich in nutrition and low in sugar. Take advantage while its still strawberry season. Veggies like celery, cucumbers are not only are hydrating foods but also refreshing and nutritious.

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Read more in Health Me Up

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