The Rise of High Protein Snacks

When you think of snacking, it’s likely that the words potato chips, Snickers, or Oreo cookies come to mind. Another word that might come to mind is unhealthy.

However, not all snacks have to be unhealthy. Snacking is meant to hold you over until your next meal. Healthy snacks should be healthy and high in protein.

Reputable industry sources have claimed three of the leading 10 U.S. 2014 food trends are snacking, weight wellness and protein. These three combined have led to an increase of protein-based snacks.

In fact, according to the National Marketing Institute, 39 percent of the U.S. population in 2006 said they look for high protein foods. By the year 2014 that number increased to 53 percent.

Importance of Protein in Snacks

Your body needs protein to function properly. Protein helps jump-start your metabolic levels which is perfect if you’re trying to lose weight. Besides forcing your body to use more calories than carbs during digestion, protein also helps with building and maintaining muscle, keeping your body from storing additional fat.

Your protein doesn’t necessarily have to come from your three main meals either. If you love to snack, you can find many natural, healthy, high-protein snacks you can eat after a workout or in between meals. Many of which can be made available in vending machines, some ideas for high-protein snacks include:

  • Trail Mix
  • Protein Bars
  • Fruit and nut bars
  • Protein Cookies
  • Oatmeal

High-protein snacks are great to have around the office. They are a delicious alternative to cookies and chips for employees. Your employees can find plenty of healthy options to indulge in anytime they get hungry and find comfort in the fact that they are doing something good for their bodies.

If you’re looking for healthy snacks with advanced vending machine service for your Southern California business, contact us here at Sun Vending today. 949-717-7632.

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