5 High Fibre, Weight- Loss Friendly Snacks You Can Munch Through The Day

5 High Fibre, Weight- Loss Friendly Snacks You Can Munch Through The Day

Struggling to shed those extra inches around your tummy? Tried all sorts of dieting, yet no trace of desired results? Well, let us tell you a secret. Weight loss is as much about what you are eating as it is about how much you are eating. Alongside proteins, experts always recommend upping your intake of fibre for those on a weight reduction diet. This is because a diet rich in fibre helps you manage your weight by keeping you full for longer and curbing unwanted cravings. It can even regulate the…

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RPSanjiv Goenka Group enters consumables business with snacks

RPSanjiv Goenka Group enters consumables business with snacks

Kolkata: RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, which operates power utility CESC Ltd and the Spencer’s Retail stores chain, on Monday said it is entering the consumables business by launching packaged snacks on the advice of consulting firm McKinsey and Co. The business will be the first that the Kolkata-based group is building from scratch in several years. So far, all its key lines of business such as power, carbon black and business process outsourcing have been added via acquisitions. Chairman Sanjiv Goenka has set an ambitious target of scaling up the new…

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10 Delicious and Healthy Protein Snacks to Up Your Energy Levels

10 Delicious and Healthy Protein Snacks to Up Your Energy Levels

Once, while I was travelling in Gujarat, I got myself invited to a breakfast at the home of an elderly couple. The breakfast was splendid. They served steaming, crunchy vadai, buttery aloo parathas, gajar halwa, etc. But the thing that stood out in my memory was the chilla that was served to me that morning. Hot, crisp and fresh off the tawa, it had been prepared using moong dal, not the traditional besan, and boy, was it delicious. The lady explained that she had made the clever substitution because the…

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5 Healthy Snacks for People With (or Without!) Diabetes

5 Healthy Snacks for People With (or Without!) Diabetes

Yes, you can snack if you have diabetes When your stomach starts to rumble, you need a snack that can curb your hunger without blowing your blood sugar. Just like meals, snacks should be a combination of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Aim for one that consists of 15 to 30 grams of carbohydrates and 100 to 200 calories (depending on your meal plan and medication). Here are five that typically get a seal of approval from diabetes educators and nutritionists. Whole-grain crackers, grapes, and cottage cheese Nutrient-rich whole grains like…

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5 Healthier Takes on Classic Super Bowl Snacks

5 Healthier Takes on Classic Super Bowl Snacks

Super Bowl Sunday is almost upon us. While we love the team spirit and viral television commercials that accompany the big game, all those calorie-laden snacks can seriously derail your diet. In a 2014 study published in PLOS ONE, researchers from Cornell University tracked the grocery shopping habits of 207 households over the course of 37 weeks, and found that total per-serving calories purchased during the week of the Super Bowl spiked to over 6,000—more than the week of Thanksgiving. Luckily, it is possible to keep your snack table relatively nutritious without sacrificing the…

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Healthy Snacks: Quick tips for parents

Healthy Snacks: Quick tips for parents

Snacks give kids important nutrients and help control hunger between meals. Try these healthy snack ideas. “Ants on a log” (celery with peanut butter and raisins) Fresh or canned fruit (canned in 100% juice, not syrup) with fat-free or low-fat yogurt Whole-grain crackers with low-fat cheese Vegetable “matchsticks” (thin sticks made from fresh carrots, zucchini, or bell peppers) Whole-wheat bread or apple slices with peanut butter Quesadillas (low-fat cheese melted in a whole-wheat tortilla) Unsalted pretzels or air-popped popcorn Baked (not fried) tortilla chips and salsa Whole-wheat pita bread with hummus…

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10 surprising 100-calorie snacks

10 surprising 100-calorie snacks

Tuck into some of the nation’s favourite treats without derailing your diet with these surprising 100-calorie snacks.  From British classics like a cheese toastie to a silky banana milkshake, you can enjoy these popular snacks and stay in control of your calories. Most of these low-calorie bites from dietitian Azmina Govindji require only three ingredients and take less than five minutes to prepare. Cheese and tomato toastie – 93kcal (390kJ) A slimmed-down version of an all-time British classic, but no less scrumptious. Simply chop the tomato and spring onion, sprinkle them over a slice of crispbread, cover with grated cheese and place under a pre-heated grill for a couple…

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How to go easy with these diet snacks

How to go easy with these diet snacks

The demand for healthy diet snacks has gone up as people have become quite fitness conscious. But if you gorge on them mindlessly, even these healthy snacks can cause trouble in your weight loss plans. Nuts All nuts are good news so eat your walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, cashew or pistachios raw or dry roasted. They are rich in fiber and protein, and help control blood glucose and lipids. However, they are loaded with calories, so grab a handful each time. Also avoid fried or packaged nuts as they are often…

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10 of the best gluten-free snacks

10 of the best gluten-free snacks

Choosing the right snacks during your day will keep your energy levels and good health on track. 1.  Ceres Organics Rice Crackers Eight crackers with avocado spread on top. This tasty and satisfying snack contains protein and fibre to keep you sustained. This is also a low-sodium snack. 2.  Small handful of raw almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and dried apricots A crunchy and savoury, substantial snack with protein, iron and fibre. 3.  Leda Nutrition Baked Fruit Filled Bars (Triple Berry Flavour) These bars contain real fruit and are in…

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9 Healthy Snacks to Pack for the Beach

9 Healthy Snacks to Pack for the Beach

Who doesn’t love a day at the beach? The sea air, the sand, the waves…the snacks. Although the occasional hot dog or greasy fries won’t kill you, they probably won’t leave you feeling your best, either. We created a list of some portable snacks to tote along that will silence the call of the snack bar, satisfy any craving, give you plenty of energy to enjoy the day and keep you looking hot in your swimsuit. Enjoy! Skinny Pop All Natural Popcorn : Sure, you can buy popcorn at the…

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