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7 Healthy and Smart evening snacks option

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Evening 4-6 PM is a crucial time in view of your hunger. Evening hunger pang is tricky to handle. This can test your patience and sometimes may break your control. It may make you feel irritated and make you feel angry sometimes.

Here are the smart and healthy snacks to fulfil your evening hunger

Makhana – One of the crunchy, yummy and healthy munchings. Makhana is also known as fox nuts or lotus seeds. 

Makhana contains many nutrients – protein, fibre, potassium, magnesium and calcium. It is also a good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory property. Fibre in Makhana aids in your digestion and prevents constipation and maintains your gut health. 

Low GI (Glycemic Index) in Makhana maintains blood sugar levels and helps you control diabetes. Along with this Makhana is gluten-free, so if you are allergic to gluten still you can eat it.

Dry fruits and nuts – Dry fruits and nuts are “nutrient-dense” snacks. They are fully loaded with vitamins, minerals, healthy fat and fibres. 

Almonds, walnuts and pistachio are heart-friendly food. It contains unsaturated fats, which help in reducing bad cholesterol levels and help you to maintain your heart health. 

Antioxidants in dry fruits help you to fight free radicals and prevent chronic infection. Omega 3 in dry fruits improves the cognitive function of the brain.

Dry fruits and nuts play a major role in your weight loss journey. It keeps you full for a longer time and prevents excessive eating. 

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Dry fruits

Protein bar – A protein bar is a quick, convenient and easily available nutrient option. It helps you keep full for a longer time and prevents your hunger pang. 

A protein bar is loaded with nutrients, vitamins, minerals and fibres. That can fill the nutrition gap in your food.

But it’s important to check the nutrient label on the protein bar before purchasing. Some may contain high amounts of sugar which can increase your blood sugar level. 

Fruits – Fruits are easily available and dense with nutrients. They are rich in essential vitamins and minerals. 

Most fruits contain vitamins A, C, E and antioxidants. Which keeps chronic infection at a bay. 

Fruits like watermelon, musk melon and orange are hydrating fruits. Bananas are rich in calcium and potassium. Oranges are rich in Vitamin C and fibres. Papaya and pineapple are loaded with fibres that help in digestion. 

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Whole grain crackers – Whole grain crackers are made up of whole grains like wheat and oats. 

They are high in fibre. Which improves digestion, avoids constipation and keeps you fuller for a longer time. 

Vitamin B, iron and folate in whole grains help you with energy production. As well as it has low saturated fat, cholesterol and enzymes like phytochemicals which protect your heart. 

Always check the package while buying whole-grain crackers for excessive sugar and fats. Prefer the cracker with healthy fats and no sugar. 

Egg – As we all know eggs are a high source of protein and essential amino acids. 

As well as it contains nutrients like vitamins A, D, E and folate and minerals like iron, zinc, potassium and selenium. 

Vitamin D in eggs helps in the absorption of calcium. Choline in egg yolk improves brain function, improves memory and cognitive function. 

Eggs are a good source of lutein and zeaxanthin. These two antioxidants are present in the retina of the eye. And prevents macular degeneration of the eye and early cataracts.

Eating eggs will reduce hunger and give you a satiety feeling. 

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Oats – Oats are the most underrated food. They are high in nutrients and healthy in all aspects. 

They are an excellent fibre. Which helps in digestion, healthy bowel movements and prevents constipation. Beta-glucan fibre in oats reduces bad cholesterol and helps to keep your heart healthy. Along with this oats contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidants. 

Oats have a low glycemic index and soluble fibre in oats slows down digestion and carbohydrate absorption and helps to maintain blood sugar levels. 

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Let’s fight evening hunger with these healthy options. 

Always read labels on the package to know healthy ingredients.

It might feel difficult in  the start but as you make your mind you can handle it very well. 

How do you manage your evening hunger?

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