We all know that gorging on chocolate bars, Mountain Dew and Tapatio flavored Doritos aren’t the best snack options for us, but snacking doesn’t fully deserve the bad rap those delicious — but totally unhealthy — snacks named above are giving it. A busy lifestyle has come to define American culture and our collective eating habits and, as we snack more today than ever before, we need to start making the right choices to keep our energy level up throughout the day.
Snacking does not have to “spoil your appetite” or lead to weight gain. When chosen properly, snacks are an important part of a healthy diet and can provide energy and essential nutrients to help keep cravings in check. When choosing a healthy snack, look for foods that are high in fiber, protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates. At the end of this infographic there’s a list of healthy snacks that can help you get started on the righteous path to snacking heaven.
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