Without snacks at work, it is very difficult to cope with tasks. But what if the working day is long, and we have already decided to get in shape by spring?!
That’s right, you just need to choose snacks that are healthy and safe for your figure. But the «safety» of a snack depends not only on the amount of proteins, fats and carbohydrates in the composition.
Let’s find out what else!
Liquid carbs versus solid carbs.
By calculating the norms of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, we make a very difficult path to our ideal diet.
But we are not used to taking into account the consistency of products, although it directly affects the calorie content.
American University experts compared the effect of liquid and solid carbohydrates on the figure.
It turns out that high-calorie liquids not only do not reduce the amount of food eaten, but even increase it.
Why is this happening?
The feeling of satiety depends not only on the calorie content of the dish, but also on how our body perceives this food.
Scientists have proven that after eating solid food, the metabolic rate and heart rate are higher than after drinking a liquid with the same calorie content.
Therefore, more energy is released and a person gains weight more slowly. From this it follows that chewing in itself causes a feeling of satiety.
Also, the activity of the pancreas — both its exocrine and endocrine parts — depends on oral stimulation. Moreover, chewing hard and viscous pieces stimulates it more than liquids.
Drinks, on the other hand, pass through the digestive tract faster and generate weaker signals there. That is, the stomach does not recognize the drink as a complete food for digestion, and all the carbohydrates and calories still get into our sides.
How to choose a nutritious but diet-safe snack.
As you already understood, a healthy snack should be in solid form.
Now there is a large selection of muesli bars that are convenient to take with you to work, to training or on the road.
But when choosing a bar for a snack, pay attention to the composition.
We have our own guidelines when choosing muesli bars:
- Cereals. In addition to carbohydrates, they contain a lot of vegetable protein, as well as important amino acids and minerals. Plus, cereals are rich in protein, which is necessary for strengthening and repairing body tissues.
- Dried fruits. Often, they not only add useful properties to the bar, but can also replace sugar in the composition.
- Flakes. Contains healthy carbohydrates, fiber and vitamins. It is due to them that the bars help to maintain a feeling of satiety for a long time.
We found the perfect bars for ourselves — «Aktifrut». They contain a whole mixture of cereals, corn flakes and dried berries.
One «Actifrut» bar contains protein, fiber, vitamins and microelements and complies with the principles of a healthy, balanced diet.
From one «Actifrut» bar you will get:
Fat — 2.5 g
Proteins — 1 g
Carbohydrates — 17 g
Calories — 95 kcal
Treat your body with healthy and safe snacks for the figure, and it will respond to you with mutual gratitude.