Healthy snacks that will help you lose belly fat
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Healthy snacks that will help you lose belly fat

Combining dark chocolates and almonds is a fantastic combination with many health benefits

Healthy snacks that will help you lose belly fat

Belly fat can be stubborn and difficult to lose. It surrounds the organs in the abdomen and can lead to disturbance in hunger hormones and insulin sensitivity. This condition can result in various health issues like heart disease, diabetes, cholesterol, and a lot more. If you are trying to lose belly fat but are still craving mouthwatering snacks, this article might just help you.

Snacking is an intake of a small portion of meals other than your main meals. The packaged snacks found in market today are highly loaded with calories and unhealthy compounds such as added sugar and flavours, trans fat. However, you can always substitute those unhealthy snacks with healthier alternatives.

Dark chocolate and almonds: This is a very common, healthy and delicious snacking option. Combining dark chocolates and almonds is a fantastic combination with many health benefits. Dark chocolate have antioxidants and almonds are a rich source of healthy fat.

Chia seed pudding: Chia seeds are mostly tasteless and have a jelly-like appearance, however, they can be wondrous for your health. According to Pubmed, chia seeds help get Omega 3 Fatty Acids, fibre and plant-based protein. Try below shared easy recipes you can enjoy anytime.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) of chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) of a dairy or nondairy milk of your choice
  • 1/2 tablespoon (8 grams) of cocoa powder or peanut butter for flavour
  • 1/2 cup (75 grams) of mixed berries
  • 1–2 teaspoons sweetener, like maple syrup or honey, if desired

Steps to prepare:

  • Combine chia seeds and a liquid of your choice in a small bowl or jar. One can also take some fruit juice instead of water.
  • Cover the jar and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes.
  • Stir the chilled seeds with peanut butter and sweetener, and top it  with the berries.

Cucumber with Hummus: Summer has already knocked on the door! So what can be better than hydrating and crunchy cucumbers? The crunchy texture of cucumber combines well with the cream flavour of hummus. Humus is basically prepared from powdered chickpea, herbs and spices. Which in combination provide a rich amount of plant-based protein,  fibre and heart-healthy nutrients.

Kale chips: This green leafy vegetable turned into crunchy chips has many health benefits. It is loaded with antioxidants like beta carotene. Prepare them in olive oil that will support your fat loosing journey. To enjoy the fibre, mineral, phosphorus and calcium-rich chips one has to follow the below-mentioned steps.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (20 grams) of bite-sized kale leaves
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoons (1.5 grams) of salt.

Steps to prepare:

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  • Place kale pieces on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F (175°C) for  10–15 minutes, until crispy and starting to slightly brown.
  • Keep an eye on them so that they won't burn.
  • Remember to consume every above-shared item in a controlled portion. Also, if you are not able to control your consumption, consult a doctor. It can be a sign of an  eating disorder.