If you’re looking for some low carb snacks to nibble on when cravings or boredom hit, that wont leave you feeling guilty, look no further than this list of 6 low carb snacks that will have your taste buds singing and your tummy filled.
Red wine has shown the ability to lower cholesterol and contain antioxidants that can keep the blood vessels open and flexible. There is a chemical called resveratrol specifically found in red wine that shows promise for being a cancer fighter. Red wine, is however, a stimulant and should generally not be drunk more that once of twice per week, in moderate quantities.
Dark chocolate is made from the seeds of a cacao tree and has a high concentration of polyphenols, nutrients and anti-oxidants. Some studies have shown dark chocolate to lower the risk of heart disease whilst improving blood flow and lowering cholesterol. The key is to stick with chocolate that has the purest concentration of cacao, meaning not less than 80% dark. Milk chocolate is basically a slab of sugar stuffed full fillers and is catastrophic for your overall health and wellbeing. As with most treats though, its best consumed in moderation (meaning as a treat, not an everyday dietary staple) to yield the most benefits.
Raspberries, and berries in general, are relatively low carb and loaded with antioxidants which have been shown to help reduce the amount of free radical damage done to the body. They provide anti-inflammatory support to your organs which in turn helps to prevent cancer, assist the body to heal itself, stay youthful, and have more energy. They make a great addition to smoothies, and taste great paired with Greek style yoghurt
Nut butters are excellent, for most nuts except peanut butter. Peanuts are not real nuts, they are legumes, which are to be avoided on a low carb eating plan. Nut butters are rich in both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs and PUFAs), both of which are known to decrease LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, lowering the risk of metabolic syndrome, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. These types of fat, in addition to the fibre and protein found in the nut butters, leads to greater satiation, which leaves you feeling fuller for longer. They make a great lunch box filler, and are just as great by themselves eaten straight out of the jar!
Greek yoghurt is very rich in protein, high in fat and contains probiotics to promote gut health. Without a healthy balance of probiotics, bad bacteria can build up in the stomach and intestines and lead to a host of complications such as irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut and a weakened immune system. The protein in Greek yoghurt can help to repair and maintain muscle tissue and its iodine contents helps to regulate thyroid function
one of the pleasures of low carb snacks is string cheese! String cheese such as Mozzarella is packed full of calcium, protein and has a mild flavour that makes it popular with both Adults and Children. Most string cheeses come in convenient snack sized packaging that allows for it to be carried on the go and kept in your bag for when snack cravings hit. String cheese is low in calories and is a great way to sneak in some extra nutrients into your diet.