10 Health Benefits of Snacking

The Health Benefits of Snacking with Lovebee

Is snacking good or bad for you?

With a crunchy carrot here and a Soy yoghurt there, having a snack or two each day does more than taste good. Even though it seems to go against conventional wisdom when it comes to losing weight, snacking can be part of a healthy weight loss program and that is just one thing of the health benefits of snacking. Instead of sticking to three square meals a day, why not see how healthy snacking can play a role in your nutrition? It might become a key habit that helps you feel great!

Snacking boosts brainpower

Whether you need some extra help concentrating at work or you want to feel alert during the afternoon, snacking can help fuel your body and your brain. Choose focus-boosting foods like strawberries, bananas, avocados, blueberries, and dark chocolate, which can all help you remain alert and engaged in the task at hand. Having a snack keeps your energy levels elevated when you might be dreaming of an afternoon nap. When you make healthy selections, a snack also gives your brain the nutrients it needs to work its best.

It beats cravings

Did you know that snacking has the potential to help you lose weight? When you snack during the day, it prevents you from getting ravenously hungry. You are more likely to grab a healthier snack than whatever sugary treat is closest. You are also less likely to overeat at your main meals, which saves calories.

Having a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack can also amp up your metabolism. When you are eating every few hours, your body is regularly processing food. This keeps your metabolism busy burning calories all day. Snacking can also even out your blood sugar levels so you do not experience spikes of insulin that can lead to weight gain.

Snacking can lower your risk of some diseases

Snacking on healthy bites during the day might even decrease your risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. It evens out your blood sugar, and it may also help lower your cholesterol. Research has shown that people who eat small snacks throughout the day typically have lower blood cholesterol levels than people who do not snack. If you are working on improving your overall health, snacking can help.

How to snack

As you get started, remember a few key tips. You would want to keep your snacks pretty small around 150 to 200 calories per mini-meal. Also, be sure you are eating every three to five hours. Go for a snack between breakfast and lunch, and one between lunch and dinner. If you start feeling hungry a couple of hours before bed, you might choose to have a snack then, too. Lastly, have a glass of water with each snack to keep yourself feeling full.

Healthy snacks to try

To reap the health benefits of snacking, the foods you choose to snack on are just as important as the act itself. It is important to pick things that have a balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat so you stay satisfied and energized. Try out some of these foods as you start incorporating snacking into your daily routine:

  • Berries, especially blueberries
  • Broccoli 
  • Sprouts
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Avocado slices
  • Dark chocolate
  • Kale chips
  • Nuts
  • Seaweed sheets
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Humus and whole-grain crackers or lettuce wraps
  • Soy Yogurt (use it as a dip for the berries)
  • A small vegetarian and vegan sandwich

 

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10 Benefits of Soy wax Wraps and Bags from LoveBee

Keep our food healthy and fresh

1. Sustainable & Compostable

Soy Wax Wraps and Bags from Lovebee are a sustainable alternative to disposable plastic cling film and plastic bags. An average family uses up to 400 meters of plastic cling film a year so switching from plastic to Soy Wax Wraps or Bags is a super way to reduce household waste while helping the planet. Soy Wax Wraps and Bags can be reused for up to 1 year. Soy Wax Wraps and Bags are also compostable and can go into your compost bin to naturally break down.

2. Antibacterial & Antimicrobial & Anti mouldy

Soy Wax Wraps and Bags have natural antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti mouldy properties, which makes them ideal for use with food. Marcela Joy Soy Wax Wraps and Bags from Lovebee contain organic Coconut Oil and organic Lavender oil which also has antibacterial antimicrobial qualities.

3. Economical

As Soy Wax Wraps and Bags can be washed and reused for up to 1 year, they are a real economic alternative to plastic cling film also. You save on buying up to 400 metres of cling film a year!

Also, by covering your leftover meals or half of the lemon with Soy Wax Wraps and Bags so you are cutting down on food waste while saving money. 

4. Keeps your Food Fresh

Soy Wax Wraps and Bags are breathable and keep your food fresher for longer. Plastic Cling Film or plastic bags are not breathable and can accelerate mould growth which you may have noticed when storing vegetables or bread this way. With Soy Wax Wraps and Bags, you can enjoy fresh vegetables and bread for up to 7 days.
You’ll really notice the difference when you wrap an avocado or lemon in Soy Wax Wraps or Bags as opposed to clinging film too. The lemon will remain juicy for up to 2 weeks and the avocado will last up to 4 days. Our small wraps are ideal for these!

Soy Wax Wraps and Bags are breathable and keep your food fresher for longer. Plastic Cling Film or plastic bags are not breathable and can accelerate mould growth which you may have noticed when storing vegetables or bread this way. With Soy Wax Wraps and Bags, you can enjoy fresh vegetables and bread for up to 7 days.

5. Multi-Use

The Soy Wax Wraps and Bags can be used to cover a variety of fresh produce such as fruit,

vegetables, bread & vegan cheese and can be used to cover bowls or plates. They are also very handy to use to cover the top of bottles or cups. We also love to make Soy Wax Wraps and Bags for your Sandwiches or Bread.

6. Easy to Use

Simply use your hands to mould the wraps around food or bowls to allow them to grip and hold. You also use your hand warm for a few seconds to keep the shape of your food.

7. Washable

Soy Wax Wraps and Bags are easily cleaned with cold water and mild organic detergent. The wrap washes like a plate and can handle a light scrub with a gentle dishcloth or sponge.

8. Freezer Friendly

Soy Wax Wraps and Bags can be used to store food in the freezer for up to 2 months. We love to use them to freeze bread.

9. Soy Wax Wraps and Bags from Lovebee are 100% Natural

Soy Wax Wraps and Bags from Lovebee.ie are 100% natural, handmade with organic soy wax, cotton, organic coconut oil and organic essential oil.

10. Cover the tops of jars, bottles or fruits, vegetable

Soy Wax Wraps create a watertight seal around jars, bowls or bottles. Use to cover a half of lemon or avocado and keep it fresh.
Marcela Joy Soy Wax Wraps and Bags from Lovebee are a fantastic ‘and sustainable’ alternative to plastic clingfilm for keeping food fresh.

Being reusable is a major benefit! If you would like to try Soy Wax Wraps and Bags check them out here https://lovebee.ie/product-category/soy-wax-bags/

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