Do you love to snack? I sure do! Every time I get the munchies (which is at least once a day!), I head on over to my pantry and see what I have. I recently read this article on Yahoo Health that suggests snack food that actually help your health. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Yoghurt or nuts
What do they have in common? These two snack items can actually help you de-stress. The article says:
Scientists in Slovakia gave people 3 grams each of two amino acids — lysine and arginine — or a placebo and asked them to deliver a speech. Blood measurements of stress hormones revealed that the amino acid–fortified public speakers were half as anxious during and after the speech as those who took the placebo. Yogurt is one of the best food sources of lysine; nuts pack tons of arginine.
This drink will help you increase your metabolism. In short, it just might help you lose weight. We all know that snacking (the wrong way) can make you put on those pounds easily. So instead of reaching for that can of soda, why not try green tea-based drinks?
Instead of grabbing a can of energy drink or a cup of coffee, try Trail Mix to boost your energy. The reason for this:
Raisins provide potassium, which your body uses to convert sugar into energy. Nuts stock your body with magnesium, which boosts metabolism and improves nerve and muscle function. (When magnesium levels are low, your body produces more lactic acid — the same fatigue-byproduct that makes your muscles ache at the end of a workout.)
What do you say? Let’s try these suggestions for a change?
Originally posted on May 18, 2011 @ 9:00 am