To some, the idea of “snacking” continues to have a bad reputation, but it can be an important partner to a balanced diet as well as a secret weapon to remaining on your wellness journey. At Daily Crunch Snacks, healthy snacks are our mission, which is why our products are all non-GMO, Vegan, gluten-free, and made with clean ingredients. We also love to explore the relationship between our physical health and mental health, which is why we are working to eliminate the guilt that comes with intentional snacking.
Here are three times that snacking can benefit your health and wellness and one unusual time when you should consider skipping the snack!
Whether you prefer extra energy to get you through cardio day or prefer a recovery snack after a tough lifting session, the importance of protein around a workout cannot be overstated. It is a necessary component of muscle repair and muscle growth. Daily Crunch almonds are packed with protein and are sprouted and dehydrated to make them more nutrient dense and easier to digest than raw or roasted nuts. Give your body the fuel it needs to crush that workout and stay on track towards your individual health goals!
How many times have you gone to the grocery story hungry only to get home with tons of food you don’t want or need? It happens to the best of us, and it seems to happen much more often when we’re trying to follow new dietary routines or develop better eating habits. Snacking on sprouted almonds before you swing by the grocery store can help eliminate that mid-store stomach grumble that will have you impulsively reaching for the cookies. Then you can focus your time on what foods fit your current needs, rather than which bags will be easiest to open and devour the second you get into the car.
“A snack before a meal? No way!” If you are going to a fabulous restaurant with friends or a dinner party with family, big plans can sometimes lead to lighter eating during the day in anticipation of the extravagant meal. This can often lead to over-ordering or over-eating, resulting in a much less nourishing day than anticipated. Consider sprouted almonds an appetizer! It can be much easier to stick to your personal health goals when you’re not so desperate for dinner that anything edible will do!
Hear me out! While snacking can truly be a secret weapon in developing healthy habits, *mindless* snacking can be its worst enemy. When our minds are so focused on the latest action movie or our favorite show’s season finale, we lose sight of what our hands and mouths are doing on the side. Unless you have perfectly portioned snacks (like our 1.5 oz mini-bags!), consider snacking before you turn on your TV so you don’t end up with an empty family-sized bag of potato chips.
As you figure out the routine that works best for you, remember to be intentional about everything you put in your body. We are here to help you with that.
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