Snackers are healthier eaters
You want to improve your health, so you decide to increase your physical activity and cut snacks out of your diet. Sounds logical, right?
Researchers say not so fast: you ought to think twice before nixing your between meal nosh.
Why? A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association suggests snackers have healthier diets than their 3-meal-a-day counterparts. Study participants who snacked consumed more fruits, milk, and whole grains than non-snackers. They also consumed less sodium and ate healthier regular meals.
I know. This is good news. I mean, who doesn't love snacks?
The only wrinkle? Both snackers and non-snackers were deficient in vegetable intake.
Sugar snap peas anyone? They're my new favorite snack. (I eat them straight out of the bag).