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There’s a lot of debate and discussion around whether people should snack or not and there’s no straightforward answer.
Nutritional therapy is an individualised approach, so what works for one person, won’t work for everyone.
For me personally, I snack to balance my blood sugar levels - so I make sure to eat some protein and healthy fat with every meal and every snack.
🥜Eating protein means blood sugar levels are not elevated and it keeps you feeling full for longer. Think chickpeas, houmous, nuts, protein powders (hemp, pea), nut butters, eggs...
🥑Healthy fats can improve insulin sensitivity and help you remain feeling full. Think avocado, nuts, seeds, olive oil...
Im having some gluten free seeded oatcakes, half an avocado with squeeze of lemon and black pepper and big dollop of houmous.
Other helpful blood sugar balancing foods include;
🍠Fibre - get plenty in daily 💦 Hydration - drink lots of water 🥗Eat plenty of vegetables, legumes and beans 🧡Cinnamon - sprinkle onto foods or drinks .....
☕️🥤Caffeine 🍫🍪High sugar foods - even foods naturally high in sugars (eg. dried fruit)
⏰ Going too long in between eating (eat something every 3-4 hours) 🙇🏻♀️Skipping meals
NB. These tips are for anyone with blood sugar balance issues, if you have diabetes these can certainly help but you may want to seek advice from a Nutritional Therapist to tailor a full plan that is individual for you.
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