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5 Great Snack Foods that You Don’t Have to Feel Guilty About

Being hungry is not a productive part to any diet plan. As a matter of fact, when you starve yourself your body naturally goes into a self-preservation mode, which causes your body to store fat. Storing fat is the last thing that you want your body to do. The best practice is to prevent hunger by eating the right food before hunger strikes. The following healthy snacks will kill the hunger and avoid the unwanted guilt and unwanted pounds.

Healthy Snacks

Dried Fruit

  • Instead of a pack of Skittles, Laffy Taffy, or other sugar infested fruit chews, go for nature’s original candy: dried fruit. Dried fruit is readily available at any convenience store and will stay in your desk for a relatively long time. In addition to its long desk life and being practically everywhere, dried fruit is loaded with antioxidants and the ideal snack to quench one’s thirst for sweets. No one likes imitations, so go with the real stuff and eat dried fruit.
  • Most dried fruit is also hand picked and prepared without preservatives.

Nuts

  • Nuts are full of protein that can provide the filling sustenance that you desire. Since nuts also are full of unsaturated fatty acids, they are also great for your heart.
  • Nuts are conveniently located at every convenience store, easy to store, and super filling.
  • In addition, nuts have fiber, vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acids, plant sterol, and L-arginine.

Sunflower Seeds & Raisins 

  • Raisins are believed by cardiologists to help lower blood pressure. Packed with antioxidants, raisins are awesome snacks to that do not add on the calories or guilt.
  • Sunflower seeds are also great snacks that are full of vitamin E and many other skin and heart-healthy nutrients that are designed to increase your overall health.
    • The best option is to choose the sunflower seeds that are low on the salt to decrease negative side effects of a raised blood pressure.

Yogurt

  • Yogurt is super filling, delicious, and a great and healthy snack. The emergence of greek yogurt offers significantly more
  • With about only 150 calories and 3 grams of fat, a single cup of yogurt is loaded with calcium and a great source of protein. You can also use yogurt instead of sour cream as a healthy substitute.
  • Greek Yogurt offers a few more benefits like significantly more protein and calcium.

Peanut Butter and…

  • Peanut butter is a great snack to add with several different foods like celery, raisins, apple slices, and several others.
  • Most of the fats that are in peanut butter are monosaturated fats, which raise high-density lipids and lower bad cholesterol. In addition, peanut butter is full of fiber and is approximately 24% protein.
  • Peanut butter is approximately 24% protein and a great source of B6, niacin, iron, folate, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorous, manganese, Vitamin E, and calcium.

These great snacks are filling and do not come loaded with sugar or the extra guilt of other sugary snacks. The trick is to eat before you become ravished with hunger. Once you become ravished with hunger you will most likely grab whatever is near. Most often the nearest food in the vending machine is the newest sugar filled creation that Little Debbie has to offer. If you simply pack your desk with a jar of peanut butter, sun dried fruit, nuts, and sunflower seeds, you can effectively manage your hunger with healthier options. Eat more healthy snacks more often and you will avoid the guilt and the extra pounds.