August 2013 Issue

Healthy Snacking

Make your snacks count with nutrient-rich food choices; EN tells you how and what.

Do you remember when between meal snacking—the “spoiler” of meal appetites—was frowned upon? Those days are long gone, as snacking now is widely viewed as a good thing, that offers a number of advantages, from helping to avoid hunger during weight loss to promoting stable blood glucose levels. A 2011 study published in Nutrition Journal found that the inclusion of low-glycemic index, moderately high-protein snacks helped to reduce body weight and fat loss in type 2 diabetes patients.

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