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Snacks, though light and sometimes ordinary, are parts of your food intake. They may not give the hunger satisfaction that we derive from the main course of meals taken by us in the morning, noon, or evening, but they sure have their own importance among the list of food and nutrition. Some old snacks like ‘‘pretzel, popcorn, cookies,’’ etc. are still around and still common in the 21st century. They are mostly eaten between meals, or just to keep the mouth busy, appearing like a fun play and sometimes to keep hunger in check for a short time before taking the actual meal.
As much as snacks have their own importance and they are good in their own way, they can be addicting, just like alcohol. This addiction is common among children more than adults, but adults too can get addicted to a particular snack that gets their fancy. Just as it is known that we pick our food due to the necessity of what we need from it in texture, nutrients, and so on, we must know that snacks must also be chosen wisely, because not every snack that tastes good is good for our health. A storage of the intake of some unhealthy snacks builds up overtime with high calories in the system, which may lead to some health complications like heart disease, obesity etc. In 2013, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and development (OECD) revealed that 57.6% of Americans are obese. Away from genetic cause as a factor in obesity, eating patterns have been found to be among the contributory factors in obesity.
The focus of this explanations is not to scare us away from snacks, but to understand that we can make our choices wisely when dealing with snacking options. Just as we know that the health implications attributed to high alcohol use or tobacco intake has not stopped the alcohol or tobacco industry from making profits from the sales of their products. Also the snack industries will continue to make sales because people will continue to patronize them, including you, but there are ways to snack smartly whenever you feel like you need some extra food.
So, we suggest you learn a few simple and extremely smart ways to snack better for both your enjoyment and health.
1. Continuing Chewing
We have different habits and different ways of doing things to attain a feat. As much as some like doing things their own way, that is not to say that it is the best way to get things done. Being an adult may not stop us from behaving like little Andy In eating snacks, it is advisable to chew the snacks finely before swallowing. You wouldn’t want to visit the doctor because of stomach cramps or troubles, which of course is avoidable most times, had it been there was exhibition of nobility in eating.
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