Resignation from eating sweets is a problem for many people trying for a slim and slim figure. Traditional sweets shop, in addition to the pleasure of the palate, do not bring anything to the body that would improve health. On the contrary, they provide only “empty calories” and many harmful additives. However, we have a way – healthy sweet snacks – products that you probably already know, but not their sweet side.
The basic principle that should be followed when selecting products for a healthier diet is to read their composition – the fewer ingredients, the less processed product, the more natural. The order in which individual ingredients appear on the label is also important. If there is sugar in the product, first or second place – put it back on the shelf.
In the everyday menu, the desire for something sweet can be satisfied by choosing the following products
Fruit is the best natural form of healthy, sweet snacks. However, it should be remembered that they owe their sweetness to naturally occurring sugars. Therefore, do not eat them beyond measure. The recommended portion of fruit during the day is, for example, 1 cup (small fruit) or 1-2 apples or a large orange, etc. Fruits that deserve particular attention are strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, berries, cherries, peaches, apples, oranges, pears, kiwi. They are low energy, and at the same time provide many vitamins and minerals. In combination with natural yogurt or buttermilk it is a great idea for dessert or a second breakfast.
One of the vegetables that can satisfy the desire for sweetness is carrot. Due to the fact that it is sweet and crispy, it helps fight the urge to snack. In addition, it provides only 27 kcal in 100g, in addition to a vitamin bomb and beta-carotene affecting the beautiful appearance of the skin and maintaining a nice tan color. Other sweet vegetables, eagerly used as a tasty snack include sweet potatoes, beets. Sweet potatoes are sweeter rivals of our Polish potatoes. They also contain a large dose of lycopene, improving the work of the heart, as well as selenium, vit. B6, vitamin E and folates. You can eat them baked, grilled or cooked. They can be a base for making a cake or pudding. Beet, on the other hand, due to the high content of fiber, gives a sense of satiety and inhibits the appetite for sweets.It consists of tryptophan – an amino acid responsible for the feeling of happiness, so it works just like chocolate.
Another solution is a self-made mix of muesli – dried fruit, seeds, seeds, oatmeal, millet and buckwheat, are a good solution in moments of the greatest desire for sweets. They provide a large dose of B vitamins, fiber, complex carbohydrates, which positively affects our metabolism and feeling of satiety.
Peanut balls or candy bars
Nuts in combination with sweet dried fruits are a great alternative to shop sweets. Such delicacies abound with vitamins, including B, E and minerals – magnesium, iron or zinc. They also provide a large amount of protein and fat – especially in unsaturated fatty acids that have anti-inflammatory effects and reduce the level of “bad” LDL cholesterol.
Homemade healthy bars are a combination of dried fruits, nuts, seeds and possibly natural flakes. To get the right consistency, you can add a bit of natural honey or peanut butter or tahini paste.
Warning! Due to their high calorific value – eat them in moderation.Posted on: October 26, 2018