Smart snacking tips by health expert, for people returning to office

While working in office, there is an urge to munch constantly, especially when in the company of others or to relieve stress, unchecked and unhealthy snacking takes a toll on many people’s overall health. However, Dr Irfan Shaikh, Head Adult Nutrition, Scientific and Medical Affairs at Abbott’s Nutrition Business, comforts, “If you are fond of snacking, you don’t need to forgo it. You just need to be smart about your food choices.”

If you are thinking how does one find the perfect snack that is healthy but also tasty and can help satiate food cravings or what is the right combination of protein, fats and carbohydrates to fuel one’s day, Dr Irfan Shaikh advised, “One way of ensuring that you are on top of your diet plan is by indulging a healthy, timely snack to fuel your body with energy and essential nutrients. Opt for foods like a steamed sprouts salad topped generously with chopped cucumber, cottage cheese and tomatoes. You can also include boiled black chana or beans with a tablespoon of lemon juice. A bowl of yogurt with raw vegetables is an equally filling and healthy option. Add celery, carrots, broccoli and tomatoes to make the dish delicious and rich in protein and calcium.”