Why choosing the right snack can be good for you

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Everyone loves a good snack. It can be yummy, it can satisfy an urge, or it could be a daily habit to pass the time.

But in a world with ever-increasing options, it's never been more important to choose day or night-time snacks that are good for you, and good for the planet.

Knowing why snacking can be for good for your mind, body, appetite, and the environment can help you choose the right snacks at the right time.

And those snacks don't have to taste bad either.

Let's examine some of the core reasons why the right snacks can be good for you and the environment.

Appetite 

Snacking helps you to maintain and control your appetite over the course of your waking hours. When you have a snack, it sustains you in between your important meals and fills those all-important gaps where you may be tempted to eat junk food. A snack such as Knorr’s creamy spinach and garlic Cup-a-Snack can help you moderate your appetite and ensure your eating habits are routine.

Your mind

Snacking can also improve your mental focus when had at the right times. We have all experienced the "post-lunch slump" – that period after lunch where the body seems to slow down as your food digests. This period is the perfect time for a good snack option that will contribute to mental energy and increase performance. Snacks that are high in unhealthy fats can slow down your focus. Snacks such as Knorr's creamy carrots and lentils Cup-a-Snack can help with that extra boost through to supper time.

Your body

A good snack can maintain your energy levels over sustained periods of time. Unlike snacks high in sugar, which can quickly raise your blood sugar before it falls, snacks consisting of protein, vegetables and carbohydrates can keep your energy levels more consistent as the day goes. Knorr’s roasted tomato and lentils Cup-a-Snack may be a good example of a snack that can leave your body feeling consistent and energised during low points.

Flavour

A key aspect of a good snack habit is flavour. Many believe that in order to moderate their diets, they need to eat foods that taste bland or are less tasty. But your body also craves flavour to satisfy those urges, and choosing the right snacks can satisfy that craving while also giving you extra benefits. A perfect option could be Knorr’s smoked paprika and mung beans Cup-a-Snack, packed with the right blend of spice to satisfy a craving.

The environment

Knorr has released their new Cup-a-Snack range which will energise you and fuel you. Created using 'Future 50 Foods' and boosted with noodles, this latest filling offer from Knorr is available in 5 delicious flavours – roasted tomato and lentils, smoked paprika and mung beans, creamy spinach and garlic, creamy carrots and lentils, and spicy bean. By consuming less meat and adding more veggies, Knorr's range can be both delicious and good for the environment, it doesn’t require a drastic change to your diet or snacking habits.

Eat for Good

'Future 50 Foods' include ingredients like quinoa, wheat, beans, and lentils that are all rich in vitamins, fibre, and nutrients. This makes them ideal, tasty and filling foods to snack on when you’re feeling peckish. They are good for you and good for the planet.

Now that you know how snacking can be good for your mind, body, appetite, and the environment, consider which snacks you will choose to play this flavourful role in your day-to-day life. Try any of the 5 new Knorr Cup-a-Snack packs to boost your day with a snack, and you and the environment could reap the benefits when you "eat for good".

This post is sponsored by Knorr produced by BrandStudio24 for News24.

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