Snack healthier

Hello and happy new Month!

Am sure we all know this, but do you know that snacking constitutes up to 30% of our daily chewing?

Just like Breakfast, lunch, dinner, we ought to look at our snacking much closer.

Snacking is the only ‘meal we do not pay much attention to, but if you ever wondered how you manage to put on weight while religiously planning your other meals, check your snacking.

Below are few tips to snack better.

Eat more often

You’ve heard it before. Yes, you’ve got to eat more often during the day. The question is how, do you eat more often? In the same way that you have set times for your meals, you can decide in advance your snacking times during the day. You can snack as much as you want provided that you know the following:

  1. from your own observations, how many times do you snack a day?
  2. Are you snacking because you are genuinely hungry or are you bored or can this feeling of hunger be dissipated by a glass of water or coffee?
  3. what are you gaining from your snacking? sugar hit, more calories or actual nutrients?
  4. Are you pursuing a better snacking life or just want to eat less of what you are currently eating?
  5. Decide in advance and pack you snack portions for each of your snack breaks.

What you gain

Even if you do not change what you are going to eat during your snack breaks, just looking closely at point 1-5 above will help you to reflect on your eating habits. By planning properly, you will:

  1. waste less time choosing your snacking at breaktime,
  2. you save on £££,
  3. you will be more relaxed during your break and actually have a break,
  4. you’ll be able to differentiate the types of hunger you are dealing with throughout the day,
  5. you will become more aware of the junk you actually consume on a daily basis and reduce it.

If you are actually going to pay more attention to your snacking, you may as well make them beneficial to your body right?

COVID had made us more conscious of the importance of our health, 22% more people have switched to a more plant-based diet since the beginning of the pandemic. Health food shop with online deliveries have performed much better than the rest as people took their diet under the microscope; We’ve now realised that our Pre-COVID diet left us naked as the pandemic hit our lives. We want to be ready if anything else shows up.

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So, here are few recommendations for you.

for a better snacking life, plan your snack time and stick to it as much as you can.

  1. Your snacks are an opportunity to drip feed nutrients to our bodies, so choose snack that can help you build up: Natural snacks like nuts & seeds enhanced with natural flavouring and colouring.
  2. only take to your desk the snacks you have prepared for the day, sealed in individual portions.
  3. subscribe to a healthy snack box. That way, you know it is coming every month, all you have to do now is learning to be patient until is time to open a new package.
  4. However many snack you plan a day, do pack a little extra for the time you failed to resist.

Hope all the above are useful to you. Do you have any tips on snacking that you’d like to share with the readers?

Will you be adopting any of the tips above? Please do let me know.

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Your health, your wealth

Pistachio, turmeric, Nigella seeds – Nang Gellastachios

Welcome to November.

If you like nuts & seeds but they aren’t part of your daily diet yet, this is for you.

Studies show that snacking can represent up to 30% of our daily food intake. It is therefore really important to plan our daily snacks in advance.

Planning a tweak in your food intake can start now or you can start thinking about your new year’s resolutions. Hello 2021!

This is not about dieting. If you’re over 30 years old, you know by now that dieting is like chasing the wind: every year, we start it and fall off just to start again.

I am talk about your Health Wealth. You may not have cottoned on to it yet, but guess what? All your WEALTH, no matter which form it takes is rooted in your HEALTH and you have a part to play in it.

Am sure you knew this, but are you working on it? Will your current diet defend you tomorrow?

One thing COVID-19 has made us more aware of is that a preventative and balanced diet will protect you from a lot. You’ll therefore not be among the firsts victims of random diseases or pandemics.

Protecting your inner body parts will not only keep you healthy, but help you keep a job, play your role in the society and in your circles. So, why not start now? The result isn’t immediate; drip feeding your organism with goodness takes time to build up. Make it a lifestyle habit starting now.

Since my speciality is nuts and more plants-based, below are few recommendations for your brain health, muscles and blood health. Each of them will include the link to one of the snacks on the website. Hope you find them helpful. From there you can look at eyes, gut, nerves, hair and bone health

Drip feed your brain:

Love coffee? Do you know caffeine & antioxidants can protect against Alzheimer?

Broccoli protects the brain against brain damage. Turmeric helps grow new brain cells.

Pumpkin seeds help the brain to function. Walnut is the brain nut par excellence’ with all its nutrients and Omega3. You can also help your brain with Oranges, blueberries and green tea.

Miss Nang treats brain snacks are Scottish Walnuts and Red-O-Pumpkin (click to buy).

 

Cinnamon Almonds – Nang Cin-Almonds

Drip feed your muscles:

*Protect the muscles: If you exercise, almonds are great nuts to add to your diet as they can be performance enhancers due to their content in magnesium (help muscle movements & boost sporting performance) vitamin E (protects from damages) & B (prevent infections). Eat almonds!

*Help muscles recovery: Cashews, are proven to help reduce cramps and muscle spasms. If you exercise, they are great post workout snack to help muscle recovery.

*Heal muscles: Eat spinach, carrot and sweet potatoes to heal your damaged muscles with their content in Vitamin A. Eat soy products to heal your muscles with their content in vitamin D.

*Regenerate your muscles: Vitamin B12, help your muscles regenerate quickly and promote the fast healing of damaged muscles. B12 are found in animal and do not really have a vegetable source sadly. Vegan can find the supplement in pharmacy.

To start building you muscles health capital, why not start today with the Nang Cin-Almond, or Nang Charco-Al? The Nang Cashew- Beet and Nang Safprika are fantastic snacks to start with (Click to buy).

 

Miss Nang Vegan seeds trio

Help your blood:

*Increase your blood flow & circulation by using cinnamon in your food. Onion, garlic, lemon and turmeric ARE great helpers of blood flow. Oh and drink a lot of water. Did you know? Not drinking enough water thickens your blood and slows its circulation.

*Increase red blood cells count: Not having enough red blood cells, causes anaemia, chronic fatigue and other complications.

For normal people, increasing the red blood cells is as simple as adding Iron in your food. Eat more beans, raisins, green vegetables.

Top up on folic acids AKA vitamin B9 whenever you can. You find the folic acid in beans, lentils, peas and nuts (pumpkin seeds, cashews, sunflower seeds…)

Why not start your healthier snacking journey with the Nang Red-O-Pumpkin, Nang Safprika or Nang Cashew-Beet? (Click link to buy).

 

 

Eat to prevent/reduce inflammations:

Inflammations are part of the body healing system. They happen when the immune system goes into action without visible infection or injury. Arthritis, nerve pains, irritable bowels. Inflammations can go from regular increased pains up to chronic and Neuropathic pains.

To build your capital and also help reduce inflammations, start by cutting down on red meats, trans fats like margarine and deep fried foods as they increase free radicals in he body. Free Radicals trigger inflammations.

To reduce inflammations, add Ginger in your diet, it has an effect on gastro pains and arthritis pains.

Turmeric has an effect on most inflammations, so add it often in your savoury meals.

To reduce inflammations, eat walnuts, pistachios, almonds, peanuts, leafy greens, blueberries and oranges.

Why not start your ‘snack healthier’ journey with some savoury almonds, vanilla peanuts or turmeric pistachios? (Click link to buy).

These are just few ideas to help you start on your journey and tips for researching what you may need to build preventative capital for your body’s functions.

Did you find these useful? Should you have questions, please email miss-nang@outlook.com

Thank you for reading and for being part of the community.

Hortense, Founder.