The Healthy ArizonanWe all may need something to snack on during the day sometimes to hold us over others just to satisfy a sudden urge. So we grab a little something to snack on right. Well that depends and it depends on a lot, most important what is considered a snack? And by who?
The problem with this is that these are not snacks! At least not in the way your body is constructed as far as what your really is calling for during those times you crave a snack. Its really your body telling you something is low! Unfortunately all the candy bars, chips, ice creams and pastries will never fill the void. See all that stuff I just mentioned isn't a snack so to speak. In all honesty that stuff really isn't even food! In reality it all comes out to be a nicely constructed combination of chemicals and food colorings made to taste good! Nothing else. See your body is asking for fuel it need some fat to burn off not a host of chemicals. What your body really wants is something it can process "normally" something it can use as fuel while at the same getting the vitamins and minerals naturally through diet.
A snack from a health perspective your body is really saying "I would like a little Potassium, so eat a banana or a nice bag of mixed nuts. Snacks honestly should be any of the thousands of fruits and nuts available. something straight from nature nothing or added. Something your body can take the needed nutrients and provide with fuel you need. Another great advantage of natural healthy snacks is that your body knows what to do with them as opposed to the snack-type foods that do great job of confusing your body since it wasn't but for and does not know how to properly process the food additives, food colorings and artificial sweeteners in say a doughnut. So it looks for places to store it within your body since it really can't be used as fuel properly being utilized as energy, your body simply stores it up! Leading to weight gain in almost every instance.
So the next you have a craving grab a bag of almonds or mixed nuts instead of a Snickers bar, you body would really appreciate it!