4 Low-Sugar Snack Ideas
Whether you’re looking to make a few healthy changes, or need to
modify your diet for health purposes, cutting down on your sugar intake
can have many benefits. Unfortunately, it can be hard to find healthy,
filling snacks that are low in sugar. Try integrating the following low-sugar
foods into your diet as quick, grab-and-go snacks that don’t make
you feel like you’re losing out on anything.
1.Nuts: Nuts are a great source of protein and can help tide you over in between
meals when you’re feeling especially hungry. With only about 2 grams
of sugar per ounce, pistachio nuts contain very little sugar, and they’re
also a great source of phytosterols, a plant compound that helps lower
cholesterol. Sunflower seeds are another good choice. They have a high
content of healthy fats and proteins and are rich in magnesium, which
helps control blood sugar. Other nuts, like almonds, pecans, cashews,
peanuts, and walnuts are also solid snack choices because they’re
packed with fiber, antioxidants, and heart-healthy fats.
2.Celery: One of the best things about celery as a snack is that you can dip it in
just about anything. Celery sticks are mostly water and contain little
flavor, so choose whatever dip you’re in the mood for, whether it
be cream cheese, peanut butter, or something else. Some peanut butter
contains sugar, so be sure to choose a product without added sugar or
oils, or try almond butter instead.
3.Hummus: Made from high-fiber chickpeas, hummus is a wholesome dip perfect for a
mid-day snack. Chickpeas contain no sugar, and they contain numerous healthy
minerals, making hummus a great option for those looking to cut out sugar
completely. While you can eat it with pita chips or pita bread, for a
healthier alternative try using celery or broccoli. Dipping carrots in
hummus is another tasty option, though carrots do contain natural sugars,
so keep the serving size small.
4.Popcorn: Instead of potato chips or crackers, try popcorn if you’re looking
for something crunchy to snack on. Popcorn contains no sugar, and it actually
contains whole grains, fiber, and antioxidants. As long as you stick to
plain or natural flavors without unnecessary additives, it can be a very
healthy, salty treat.
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