I’m sure you can remember a time when a proper meal seemed too much and making something for yourself was a lot of effort. We want that small bit of satisfaction in something that we can eat instantly. Nobody wants to be rummaging through the cupboards looking for something to eat. Something small. Something tasty. Something that satiates. The best answer to this … a delicious little snack.
Snacking has its many benefits and having snacks at home makes these even greater. Here’s why:
Diversity in your Nutrition
Many people still buy into the notion that we should be eating three meals a day and that breakfast is the most important of these. In reality, three meals a day was never a the best thing for our bodies. It might work for some people but for the majority, it’s not something we are designed to do, but this is a topic for another blog. Snacking between your meals can be a great decision, especially if you look at the nutrient profile of the things that you consume. If you know what you’ll be eating in your larger meals, you can opt for a snack with a different nutritional profile. A large salad at dinner might mean a higher carb or protein rich snack.
Think back to a time when you were last in the office and you thought to yourself to grab a snack so that you could have a little break. It’s those water cooler type moments that we aim to encourage here at Snackcess and snacks can be a great addition to this. Our bodies usually snack more when we are a little tired or need a break from working. Having a healthy supply of snacks nearby like a Rhythm 108 Bar or a True Start Coffee can be a healthy and satisfying break from work to revitalise for your next task.
When we make a conscious effort to have snacks and meals that include a bunch of nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin C, we give our bodies the best chance at staying healthy and energised.
Regulating Blood Sugar Levels
The world currently faces a diabetes pandemic. With 50% of the UK population estimated to be obese by 2030, it’s more important than ever that we listen to the advice on reducing our sugar intake. Snacks are an awesome way to ensure that blood sugar levels are balanced, whilst also making sure that we don’t overeat at meal times. Overeating can also spike blood sugar.
There are many ways that snacks can be a great addition to your kitchen, but you want to make sure that they are healthy and have the right nutrients in order to gain all the benefits that comes with snacking.
Boosting Brain Function and Energising the Body
Snacks that are high in good fats and dense micro-nutrients don’t give you that crash shortly after which leaves you feeling lethargic and unable to concentrate. It’s time we do away with the reliance on sugar for energy and realise the importance that healthy fats have in providing us with sustained energy.
Healthier snacks should include foods like whole grains, dates, nuts, seeds, low-fat dairy products and other fruits. Foods that contain high levels of vitamin D3, vitamin C, magnesium and B-12 can all have an impact on a person’s mood and really tackle the fight against a mid-afternoon slump.
Have you Considered Snack Delivery for Your Home?
Taking the time to ensure that your home is stocked full of goodies can be a hard thing to do. There are days when we’re simply too tired to focus on everything we’ve got in the house, and it becomes too easy to head for the sweets or chocolates.
Here at Snackcess however, we are on a mission to simplify healthy living and make healthy habits easier than ever before. We deliver a range of healthy snacks right to your employees doorsteps and have a constant monthly snack overhaul to keep it exciting. Feel free to order one of our free samples today!