Is snacking good for you?
Whether you view snacking as a guilty pleasure, or understand the potential of a well-balanced snack, we know that our nutritional powerhouse of a British fava bean snack can nourish you, one handful at a time. Time to unravel the mysteries of why snacking is good for you, beyond just satisfying those midday cravings….
1. Sustain your energy levels and get a brain boost!
Our bodies require a constant supply of energy throughout the day, and snacking provides the necessary fuel to keep us going. By consuming small, nutritious snacks between meals, we maintain stable blood sugar levels, preventing energy crashes and this ensures that our productivity remains consistent throughout the day.
A well-timed snack can also significantly impact cognitive function. When we're hungry, we can find it challenging to concentrate on tasks at hand. Healthy snacks provide the brain with a quick hit of glucose, enhancing focus, concentration, and mental clarity we all need.
2. Make your snack work hard
Snacking presents an excellent opportunity to incorporate essential nutrients into our diet. Instead of indulging in sugary treats, why not go for snacks that are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fibre to support overall well-being.
Our fava bean snacks are naturally high in protein, with 10g per serving, and a rich source of dietary fibre. They also are packed with vitamins and minerals as one of the best natural sources of minerals, including iron, copper, selenium, and calcium. Our fava beans may be small, but they sure are mighty!
3. Aid weightloss
As well as being full of nutritional goodness, fava beans have satiating properties, due to high amounts of dietary fibre. This means they keep you feeling fuller, for longer - curbing your cravings and helping you to reduce your calorie intake.
Did you know that we're officially WeightWatchers approved too? Take a look here to find out more.
4. Be fuelled by beans
As we found out as part of our inspirational #FuelledByBeans Series, for those engaged in regular physical activity, snacking is crucial way to fuel your body. Consuming a balanced snack before a workout or a physical challenge provides the necessary energy and sustains endurance. Similarly, a post-workout snack aids in muscle recovery by replenishing glycogen stores and providing those essential proteins. When you’re on the go, take one of our snack packs and fuel your adventure!
Now you know how to snack like a pro
Snacking, when taking the healthy choices, can be a valuable asset to our overall health and well-being. It's not just about appeasing hunger pangs; it's about nourishing our bodies, enhancing our mental clarity, and supporting our active lifestyles. So, the next time you feel a pang of hunger between meals, reach for a bag of our fava beans. Remember snacking wisely is a step towards a healthier, happier you!