3 Simple Steps to Snack Smarter

Snacking smarter is a great way to give your body fuel throughout the day without extra calories and salt. Here are 3 easy ways to snack smarter anytime during the day.

1. Choose Low Fat & Low Sodium Snacks

When choosing snacks, make sure you are choosing snacks that are low in saturated fats and salt. Skip the chips and opt instead for mixed nuts or a granola bar. Nuts are a little higher in fats, but they are monounsaturated fat — the type that is good for your heart. High fat or salty snacks may taste good, but they’re not going to curb your hunger as well until your next meal.

2. Take Your Time When Eating

It’s important that you always take your time when eating, both during meals and snacks. It takes your stomach 20 minutes to send the signal to your brain that it’s full, and eating fast can easily lead to overeating. Take small bites, chew well, and put your fork down in between bites.

3. Choose Protein Snacks

Making sure your snacks have protein in them is a great way to curb your hunger and get a snack that satisfies. Opt for a protein bar, lean beef jerky, or nuts.

High quality, low fat and low sodium snacks are an important part of keeping your energy levels up throughout the day. At Sun Vending, we offer a wide variety of healthy vending machine snacks for businesses in California with over 100 employees. Contact us to learn more about how we can help your company achieve healthy snacking goals for employees.

 

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