Sunday, 27 April 2014

Healthy snacking

Today's post will be a little bit different, but as to be and feel beautiful doesn't involve only skincare and make up but also our food I wanted to share with you my little healthy tip.
I'm a firm believer in claims that what we put inside our bodies will affect our outside, our skin (hello spotty face!). But unfortunately it doesn't stop me from reaching for unhealthy food or snacking on biscuits and crisps. I try to eat healthy and cut on sweets but it's not always easy. The "bad" food is so good!
Lately I found myself eating too much sugary things throughout the day and decided to switch to a healthier versions of sweets.

I love my coffee, first thing in the morning with my breakfast and then another one when my younger son is having a nap and the older just having a quiet time watching some cartoons. The second coffee is the dangerous one as I'm craving something sweet with it and nearly always end up having way too many biscuits or chocolates. And we all know how bad the processed sugar and fat is for our health, our figure, our skin.
So I decided to take better care of myself and go back to snacks I love and are so much better for my well being.
That is my healthy snack with my coffee or anytime during the day when I'm craving something sweet.
Dried fruits and nuts. My favourites are dried apricots, mangoes, dates (not on the picture) and roasted almonds and cashew nuts. They are delicious, sweet and full of goodness for our body. Perfect!
Dried fruits still retain most of the nutritional value of fresh fruits. They are source of vitamin, microelements and fibre.  Drying removes some of the fruits' water and concentrates their natural sugars that's why they are so sweet that you only need a small amount to feed your craving.
Nuts contain the essential fatty acids and the fats in nuts mostly are unsaturated fats which are good for us. Many nuts are sources of vitamins E and B2, and are rich in protein, folate, fibre, and essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and selenium.
So that's what I've been snacking on lately and wanted to share with you, to motivate someone to ditch that biscuit and reach for dried fruits and nuts. Just choose the ones you like the most and you'll enjoy them even more than a piece of chocolate knowing you are having a healthy snack.
Kind regards

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