A Guide to Protein Snacking
Protein is a power snack that not only keeps blood sugar level steady and slows digestion but also helps keep cravings at bay. According to Alexandra Oppenheimer, RD of Ambitious & Nutritious, protein instils a feeling of satisfaction. And naturally, when you’re satisfied with your diet, you stick to it.The benefits of high-protein snacks
- Regulates blood sugar level: a study consisting of 20 males showed that the ones who were given an early-morning protein snack of plain yoghurt or milk, had a lower blood sugar level.
- Helps in losing weight: protein-rich snacks boost satiety facilitating weight loss. Consuming protein-rich snacks daily for 4 weeks have shown to decrease weight by 1 kg.
- Maintain heart’s health: including sufficient amount of protein in your diet (100mg per person) has a proven chance of reducing heart risks by 40%. People who consumed protein-rich foods were seen to have a lower systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure levels when examined.
- Hardboiled eggs: eggs are a powerhouse of protein when consumed in moderation.
- String cheese: string cheese is easy to carry as they are individually wrapped and could be tossed in when required.
- Roasted chickpeas: they offer 5 grams of protein and fibre for every 120 calories you consume.
- Soy beans in pods: edamame is ideal for filling your appetite with the combination of fibre and protein.