What is a Canadian Registered Dietitian
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Lauren K. Williams, M.S., Registered Dietitian, discusses choosing healthy snack options.
It’s important to include snacks in your diet because eating just your three meals throughout the day: your breakfast, your lunch and your dinner, may not give you all the vitamins and minerals that you need for your body.
Healthy snacks should be included between meals by eating every about two to three, for some people it might be three to four hours. Healthy snacks should try to include at least two of the four food groups.
This will ensure that you have some carbohydrates, which are the preferred energy source for the body and some protein for sustained energy. Include healthy fats in there to allow that energy to be released even more gradually.
Healthy options for you would be something like low-fat cottage cheese, paired with some fruit such as strawberries or blueberries, or try an apple with two tablespoons of some nut butter. Other healthy options may include some low-fat yogurt paired with some fruit such as some chopped-up bananas or maybe some blackberries.
Think variety, think color to give you the most vitamins and minerals throughout the day. These snacks do not need to be large; they’re more to make sure that you have a sustained energy level throughout the day.
For more information about healthy snacks, contact your local registered dietitian or your local registered nutritionist.
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