If you are looking for a healthy snack alternative, a great one would be a healthy trail mix. In a trail mix you will find combined some dried, fruits, different kinds of nuts, and other ingredients. Some trail mixes of today include candy and chocolates along with the traditional ingredients.
Trail mixes are healthy snacks. The traditional trail mixes are a combination of common foods which are naturally nutritious but some companies have added less healthy ingredients to it including sugar, artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. The best kind of trail mix is organic and all natural with no sugar added. Fruits are sweet enough but some manufacturers feel that they need to make them even sweeter.
Eating healthy snacks on a regular basis will results in a healthy body and weight loss. Of course, you don’t only eat healthy snacks if you want to lose weight. Healthy snacks should be eaten all the time. Don’t snack on unhealthy foods like potato chips, donuts, and candy bars between meals. Taking these snacks will only put large amounts of sugar, salt, and empty calories in your body. Fruit has natural sugar and nuts are high in protein and healthy fat. So organic dried fruit and nuts are the staples of a healthy trail mix.
It should be in moderation that foods are consumed. Trail mix can also be fattening if eating regularly without control. Trail mixes with chocolate are not the best healthy snacks to eat every day. Chocolates are high in sugar and calories even if we think that they are considered healthy because they are high in antioxidants. It is better to eat chocolates as an occasional treat while sticking to nutritious foods for your everyday snacking.
Superfruits like blueberries, goji berries and other fruits high in antioxidants are already being included in trail mixes today. When it comes to cost, trail mixes with suprfruits are more costly than regular trail mixes with raisins, apricots, and cheaper fruits. Mixes with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and flax seeds are the extra healthy trail mixes.
Peanuts is one of the less healthy nuts that is included in regular trail mixes. The fat ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 is less than ideal in peanuts which are also high incalories and are heavily sprayed, if they are not farmed organically. Organic peanuts, however, are fine. If you really want a healthy snack, choose a trail mix that includes almonds, walnuts, cashews or pecans which are the healthiest nuts to take.
Bring your trail mix every time you go to work, to school, or when travelling around. If you don’t want to get tempted with eating junk good in between meals, it is handy to have a nutritious snack around that you can munch on.