It is very important to work for productivity but in order to do so, we have converted our bodies into machines. We feed them with fuel (right food) and in turn, it improves our productivity (improves energy levels and increases activeness).
Here we are going to discuss those snacks which are healthy, help in keeping us active and increase productivity.
1. Roasted Foxnuts (Makhane)
Foxnut is a superior nut as compared to other nuts in terms of Vitamin C, fibre, and antioxidants. It strengthens the heart and is very useful in anaemia. It regulates blood pressure, relieves numbness and aching near waist and knees. So replace your sugar loaded biscuits which just gives only calories with the roasted “Makhane” which is full of nutritional properties.
2. Sweet Amaranth
Amaranth, a popular Indian snack called “Cholayi” or “Ramdana” is a good source of fibre, protein (contains all of the essential amino acids), vitamins B, calcium, iron, and zinc. So instead of having chocolates (which only have sugar and caffeine content) have amaranth or cholayi (popped cholayi and mix with 1 tsp jaggery).
3. Baked Spinach Chips
Spinach “Queen of Greens” is one of the most beneficial leaves which not only gives therapeutic action on each and every system but spinach protects one’s life from cradle to grave as the development of the fetus in the womb to degeneration in old age. It is also helpful in curing today’s lifestyle disorders. So when you have cravings for chips replace the ordinary high sodium high-calorie chips with this healthy green chips which are baked, less salted and not processed.
4. Jowar Pops
Jowar is one of the most important cereals in our Indian diet but mostly we only know that jowar can be eaten as porridge, but jowar pops can be made (sorghum) into the preheated pan and cover with the lid. Cook the grains, shaking the pan like you would with popcorn until the grains begin to pop. So now when you have cravings for popcorn try this homemade jowar pops which are rich in various minerals which fulfil at least half of the RDA requirements.
5. Whey Protein Cooler
Whey protein helps to increase the serotonin activity which promotes restful sleep, enhance energy levels, decrease the stress and boost metabolic rate to reduce body fat and build the lean body mass and it helps to improve the memory loss under stress. Next, when you make paneer, cheese, curd at home don’t discard the remaining liquid and make it using by making a healthy drink which is healthier than whey protein supplements and has no additives. Have a glass of homemade whey coolers as evening snack will make you active throughout the day.
Here are some ideas to make your snacking time healthy and interesting as you can lose weight to cure diseases by adding these snacks into your lifestyle and also promote your productivity towards your work.