What are 5 Healthy Snacks

what are 5 healthy snacks

I'm going to make this as simple as possible because time is valuable. If you trust me then take the 5 snacks that I have provided above as truth and implement them in your daily snack habits. If you are cautious that is fine, I respect that which is, so I will explain the reason I chose these foods below, as well as provide facts from a credible biased website in order to back my claims. Whatever the case may be I respect, acknowledge and even encourage you to think for yourselves in order to make your own decisions in life.

What are the 5 Healthy Snacks

1. Protein Shakes (Protein: Whey, Plant, etc)
2. Beef Jerky (Meats)
4. Almonds (Nuts: Cashews, Peanuts etc.)
5. Edamame (Seeds: Sunflower, Pumpkin etc.)

 


I chose the foods above because I use them in my everyday life. The reason I chose these foods for myself is because they contain large amounts of protein. I believe a high protein diet is essential for living a healthy life. Protein is in every cell of the body. Our bodies need protein from the foods we eat to build and maintain bones, muscles and skin. Protein is not only essential but beneficial for the body as stated below.

According to www.nutrition.gov

Protein:

Protein is in every cell in the body. Our bodies need protein from the foods we eat to build and maintain bones, muscles and skin. We get proteins in our diet from meat, dairy products, nuts, and certain grains and beans. Proteins from meat and other animal products are complete proteins. This means they supply all of the amino acids the body can't make on its own. Most plant proteins are incomplete. You should eat different types of plant proteins every day to get all of the amino acids your body needs.
It is important to get enough dietary protein. You need to eat protein every day, because your body doesn't store it the way it stores fats or carbohydrates. How much you need depends on your age, sex, health, and level of physical activity. Most Americans eat enough protein in their diet.

Proteins are the building blocks of life. Every cell in the human body contains protein. The basic structure of protein is a chain of amino acids.

You need protein in your diet to help your body repair cells and make new ones. Protein is also important for growth and development in children, teens, and pregnant women.

Food Sources:

Protein foods are broken down into parts called amino acids during digestion. The human body needs a number of amino acids in large enough amounts to maintain good health.

Amino acids are found in animal sources such as meats, milk, fish, and eggs. They are also found in plant sources such as soy, beans, legumes, nut butters, and some grains (such as wheat germ and quinoa). You do not need to eat animal products to get all the protein you need in your diet.

Amino acids are classified into three groups:

  • Essential
  • Nonessential
  • Conditional

Essential amino acids cannot be made by the body, and must be supplied by food. They do not need to be eaten at one meal. The balance over the whole day is more important.

Nonessential amino acids are made by the body from essential amino acids or in the normal breakdown of proteins.

Conditional amino acids are needed in times of illness and stress.