Top 5 Healthy Snacks That You've Probably Never Heard Of Before...
We all enjoy snacking, especially to satisfy our hunger quickly, but relying on sweet treats isn’t always the most healthy option. As our days get busier and our nights longer, there ARE some healthy low-fat alternatives, and some of them are actually quite yummy!
#1 Popcorn is a good source of fibre and can keep your feeling full - 3 cups of air-popped popcorn is actually only 100 calories and contains about 2.5 grams of fat. It also contains magnesium for muscle and bone strength, potassium and antioxidants. Get munching!
#2 Watermelon, and other melons, can be eaten quite freely and contain little or no fat. Dice it and keep it in the fridge for when you’re next looking to fix your sweet tooth.
#3 Frozen grapes offer a very high volume for few calories and little to no fat, and straight from the freezer they are generally eaten more slowly than fresh grapes.
#4 Go nuts and by eating about 5 nuts you’ll get plenty of nutrients, and give yourself enough energy without having to reach for coffee or fizzy drinks. Add some fruit for a great combo!
#5 Edamame are very popular as an all-in-one source of goodness! Rich in nutrients and a source of soluble fibre which helps to lower cholesterol. Stuff your pockets to snack and go!