Snacks, though light and sometimes ordinary, are parts of your food intake. T y may not give t hunger satisfaction that we derive from t main course of meals taken by us in t morning, noon, or evening, but t y sure have thimportance, andance among t list of food and nutrition. Some old snacks like ‘‘pretzel, popcorn, cookies, ’’ etc. are still around and still Common in t 21st century. T y are mostly eaten between meals, or just to keep t mouth busy, appearing like a fun play and sometimes to keep hunger in c ck for a short time before taking t actual meal.
As much as snacks have thimportance, andance and t y are good in t ir own way, t y can be addicting, just like alcohol. This addiction is Common among children more than adults, but adults too can get addicted to a particular snack that gets t ir fancy. Just as it is known that we pick our food due to t necessity of what we need from it in texture, nutrients, and so on, we must know that snacks must also be chosen wisely, because not every snack that tastes good is good for our alth. A storage of t intake of some un althy snacks builds up overtime with high calories in t system, which may lead to some alth Complications like art disease, obesity etc. In 2013, t Organization for Economic Co-operation and development (OECD) revealed that 57.6% of Americans are obese. Away from genetic cause as a factor in obesity, eating patterns have been found to be among t contributory factors in obesity.
T ft se of this explanations is not to scare us away from snacks, but to understand that we can make our choices wisely w n dealing with snacking options. Just as we know that t alth implications attributed to high alcohol use or tobacco intake has not stopped t alcohol or tobacco industry from making profits from t sales of t ir prAlso,ts. Also t snack industries will continue to make sales because people will continue to patronize t m, including you, but t re are ways to snack smartly w never you feel like you need some extra food.
So, we suggest you learn a few simple and extremely smart ways to snack better for both your enjoyment and alth.
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We have different habits and different ways of doing things to attain a feat. As much as some like doing things t ir own way, that is not to say that it is t best way to get things done. Being an adult may not stop us from behaving like little Andy In eating snacks, it is advisable to c w t snacks finely before swallowing. You wouldn’t want to visit t doctor because of stomach cramps or troubles, which of course is avoidable most times, had it been t re was exhibition of nobility in eating.
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