Low-carb snacks are best for preventing weight gain. About one-third of your daily energy comes from snacking (1). So, it is important to keep track of what and how much to consume when it comes to snacking.
Yes, snacking is an important part of socializing, but you must take care of your health and avoid consuming high-calorie and zero-nutrition snacks. Here are 20 low-carb, nutrient-dense snacks that are easily available and/or easy and quick to prepare. Read on and snack your way to good health. Swipe up!
Boil them, scramble them, flip them, poach them – just eat them. Eggs are packed with nutrition. A whole egg contains 68 calories, about 5.5 grams of protein, fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins, and minerals (2). The yolk has a high amount of cholesterol, but avoiding it completely is not desirable unless your doctor recommends it. The yolk contains essential nutrients that help make your bones healthier (3).
Do not consume more than 3-4 eggs per week.
2. Spicy Almonds
A gram of almonds contains 5.8 calories, healthy fats, dietary fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals (4). Consuming almonds as a snack will not only keep the calories low and keep you full for a long duration but may also reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes type 2, oxidative stress, and inflammation (5).