It's one thing to eat healthy at mealtimes, but snacking healthfully can be just as important. Sugary treats may give you a short-lived boost in energy, but you may crash and wind up with even lower energy and stronger cravings for unhealthy food. Eating foods that have at least 6 grams of protein every 3 to 4 hours can help you stabilize blood sugar and keep you energized all day long.
The best snack for you is the one that tastes good and keeps you feeling energized between meals. Here are some healthy ideas:
Remember, keeping healthy snacks on hand at home, at work, and even in the car will help you resist the junk food temptation and keep you healthy all day long.
— By Maeghan Culver, ND, naturopathic doctor and resident at Bastyr Center for Natural Health
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