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Tips for your health from Health Insurance Spain

?Two snacks a day.

Make sure your snack break is reasonable; that is mid morning and mid afternoon.

?Don’t eat just anything.

To avoid eating baked goods, ultraprocessed products or fatty cold meats, it’s a good idea to always have some healthy options available such as fresh fruit, semi-skimmed unsweetened yoghurt, nuts, fresh vegetables…

?Keep an eye on your portion sizes.

There are some appetizers which can work very well for keeping hunger at bay without causing weight gain, provided that you gauge the portion size properly.

This is the case, for example, with nuts: they are very filling, but they are also full of calories. Specialists recommend eating an amount that fits in your fist and choosing raw and unsalted varieties.

?Keep the calories in mind.

On the surface, it seems a highly unfeasible option, but it helps you to get used to choosing healthy foods which you can eat in larger portions (and which are therefore more filling) with a lower energy intake. For example, fruit, vegetables cut into sticks, pickles and yoghurts, etc. are low in calories and enable you to eat a larger amount of the product without it affecting the scales.

?To drink, always water.

The soft drinks or alcoholic drinks which sometimes accompany appetizers only add empty calories and also tend to stimulate hunger.

Instead, it’s best to drink water, which is also filling and helps with digestion. To prevent it becoming monotonous, treat yourself to unsweetened herbal teas.

?Always have a snack on you.

People who spend hours outside their homes run a greater risk of satiating their hunger with processed products. However, there are more and more healthy options for an emergency: ready-cut fruit, unsweetened yoghurts and natural juices in small containers, individual packs of vegetable drinks…

Tip from Health Insurance Spain : 

Foods to snack on without

• Fresh fruit and vegetables
• Chicken or turkey breast
• Yoghurt
• Pickles