Tuesday, 14 July 2015

5 Snacks that are Good for Heart’s Health


Often snacks are dubbed as unhealthy by doctors and other health workers. However, the recent researches have shown that the snacks are not that bad as they are made out to be. Here, the selection of the snacks matters. Most of the readily available ones are not that friendly to the body from the medical standpoint. Despite this, most of us go for it because we do not want to toil it out in the kitchen to make the healthy ones. If we are persevering and knowledgeable enough, we can make snacks out of many other healthy materials that are readily available in the kitchen.

Importance of Healthy Snacks

Normally, we could get unhealthy snacks from every nook and corner of every city in our country. We rely upon this food to quench our hunger whenever we don’t have time to spend in the kitchen. Once in a while, this may be okay. But it is harmful to the cardiovascular system as it contains unhealthy fats that are capable of clogging the arteries and veins. When this happens, the portion that supplies blood would be damaged permanently if the corrective steps are not taken immediately. Moreover, we start putting up more weight and increase our waistlines. At this point, it is not fair to blame the oils used in snacks that are locally available outlets in our neighbourhood. The harmful effects of these fatty substances are further accentuated by the sedentary lifestyle we have been leading, post the information technology boom.  Had we been toiling hard on the ground, these food items are not as bad as they are made out to be. This is where the making of healthy and heart-friendly snacks comes in handy. In this blog, we would be looking at the 5 snacks that are good for our heart. It is said that the consumption of these snacks also helps us to shed extra kilos by increasing the rate of metabolism.

  • Mushroom, Egg White Omelet: This combination is low in calories and delicious. Moreover, it is perfect for the health of the heart.

  • Dalia Upma: This snack helps us to re-energize ourselves with the right combination of essentials. It is rich in fibre, minerals and vitamins.

  • Whole Wheat, Egg White Crepes: This snack is blended with taste and nutrients. Hence, it makes a healthier snack option for elders who run the risk of developing heart disease.

  • Carrot, Green Peas, Brown Bread Sandwich: It is rich in proteins, vitamin A and fibre.  Moreover, it is easy to prepare and requires less time.  You can even add some ketchup, boiled carrots, peas, etc. to make it even tastier and healthier.

  • Egg White Spinach Omelet: People with borderline HDL can even think of taking a snack with egg white without worrying about the repercussions provided they mix it with spinach.

Thuruvananthapuram Hyderabad, Telangana, India