Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures – who hasn’t experienced happiness from tucking into your number one favourite meal? As well as fuelling our bodies with the right nutrients, food is meant to be enjoyed! Whether for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacking or special occasions.
For a truly healthy, balanced diet, it’s vital that you make regular mindful decisions about what you put in your body. By making mindful choices, you can feel fuller for longer and find it easier to maintain a long-term healthy diet. Read on to find out more about the importance of mindful snacking and how it can help maintain a healthy diet.
Get those necessary nutrients
It’s important to have an assortment of vitamins and nutrients to function, which all come from different types of food. Food types include fruit, vegetables, legumes, beans, dairy products, meat, fish and grains. From these, you can get important nutrients into your diet such as carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins and minerals.
Variety is the spice of life
Foods all have unique combinations of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. By mixing up what you eat, you’ll be exposed to a greater range of them. Put together some nutritious snacks that give you a hit of all the right stuff, and try to change them up every now and then. We recommend dividing your snack into three components: one dairy product, one cereal product, and one portion of fruit or nuts, with also a drink (plain water, or unsweetened drink, or fresh fruit juice).