10 Nutrition-Packed Snacks to Fuel Your Body & Mind
Your health is your most valuable asset. Your body is a reflection of what you put inside it. The time and money invested in creating and maintaining your health has more benefits than you can ever imagine.
Even outer beauty and glowing skin starts on the inside, but we sometimes get it twisted in that we think it starts on the outside.
We have all heard that it is 80% diet and 20% exercise, in my experience; this has proven to be true. Both complement each other in maintaining your health, but also your mental sharpness and focus for your work.
I started eating for nutritional value, and not comfort nor pleasure, I encourage you to gradually make this change as well.
Besides your daily water intake and your regular daily healthy meals, here are 10 healthy snacks to keep you going throughout the day. They will feed your brain and body and make you feel refreshed, rather than tired and lethargic. They won’t put your body in “poison-fighting mode” or that fake feeling of “full” after eating fried or sugar filled food. This is not what “full” actually feels like, that feeling of your stomach being bogged down is actually your body being like “where do I store this poison, my organs cannot take this, nor can my muscles, so I may as well store it in existing fat cells or create more.” A lot of us stop eating well and go for bread, crackers or chips to feel that “full” we are so accustomed to. Gradually you can come to realize that eating should leave you feeling replenished and nourished, not like you’re about to fall asleep.
Are protein rich which go straight to your muscle mass and keep your brain going.
I recommend your favorite kind of nuts, be it almonds or walnuts, for example, in their natural and non-processed state, which means un-salted, un-coated and no additives.
In this category, trail mix is also an idea, it contains nuts and dried fruit, which can be a healthy dose of protein but also natural (real) sugar from fruit.
You may add chunks of pure dark chocolate to mix it up and add sweetness. Of course, dark chocolate, in its purest forms, actually can wake you up and stimulate your brain. You can also simply have your favorite dried fruit on its own as a snack, be it dried apricot, mango, strawberry, or dried cranberries.