Snacking – To snack or not to snack?
Snacking can be helpful in some people to regulate blood glucose and energy levels, whilst in other people it’s not necessary. Ideally the body needs to rest between meals to reduce the insulin response to food entering the body, and to better balance hormones. Aim to snack on foods with a balanced ratio of wholegrain carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats to provide slow release energy and help you feel fuller for longer. Avoid sugary snacks and drinks which cause a spike in insulin (a sugar high) and typically lead to a roller coaster ride of energy highs and lows and food cravings.
Anchovies on Wholegrain toast – A naturally salty energy booster of wholegrain carbs, oily fish rich in omega 3 and good source of protein. Great snack, starter or breakfast option.