How Healthy Snacking Can Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Goals

Are losing weight or just eating better among your New Year’s resolutions?

Then add “eat healthy snacks” to your list of new habits for 2015! You’ll improve your health, fight off cravings and weight gain, and enjoy more energy, better moods and increased brain power. Here’s how:

  • Snacking has gotten a bad rap, but that’s because so many of us reach for candy, cookies or chips when we’re having a snack attack. Planning ahead and having good-for-you snacks on hand are the best strategies for avoiding the food you shouldn’t be eating.
  • You’ve probably heard that eating small portions every three to five hours will help you resist the urge to overeat. It’s true! Blood sugar dips three to five hours after you eat, so small, frequent snacks can help normalize your blood sugar and help you avoid “crashes.” And if you’re not hungry, you’re less likely to go for the box of doughnuts in the break room at work.
  • If you include protein in your snack, you’ll get an extra mental boost — protein-laden food increases the production of neurotransmitters that regulate concentration and alertness.

But you’ll also want to munch on foods that are satisfying.

  • If you’re looking for a savory, crunchy snack, try nuts. Dried fruit can satisfy your sweet tooth. And eating the two together gives you the best of both worlds! This combination will fill you up with protein, fiber and healthy fats. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says including nuts as part of a healthy diet can help lower your risk of heart disease.
  • And hey—if you want a bit of dark chocolate every so often, it tastes great with both options! Dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants and has been linked to lower blood pressure and better cholesterol readings.

Mister Snacks makes it easy for you. We offer a full line of healthy snack alternatives that you’ll find in convenience and grocery stores, cafeterias, coffee shops and more.

And if you’re a retailer looking to support your customers’ New Year’s resolutions, there’s no better time to call Mister Snacks! As a top wholesaler of healthy snack alternatives, we offer a wide range of affordable options.

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