If you experience a mid-day slump, you’re not alone. Many people find themselves craving an afternoon pick-me-up. Here are some tips to boost your energy a healthy way.During the work day, do you often feel like your energy is zapped in the middle of the afternoon? Registered Dietitian Ellie Krieger, author of the book “So Easy”, has some healthy options for people who get their snacks from vending machines.”A lot of times people reach for sugary foods and things like that to try to boost their energy – that gives you a short-term boost in your blood sugar, but ultimately will lead you to crash,” Krieger says.Instead, she suggests reaching for a snack with protein. She suggests a handful of almonds.Krieger says “rich in protein, rich in nutrients and healthy fat. Its gonna give you sustained energy.”…or a Greek-style yogurt with a piece of fruit. “Thats gonna give you protein as well as carbohydrate, its gonna give you an immediate energy boost and also the sustenance that you need.”But she has one key message – “the most important thing you can do to keep your energy up throughout the day is eat regular meals and snacks throughout the day.”via Tips for healthy energy, all day long | KTVQ.com | Q2 | Billings, Montana.
Healthy snacks play an important role in developing a healthy lifestyle. The vending industry, which has become a source of much of our problems with unhealthy eating, can become a tool to help us live better. Vending machines can be designed and stocked to support a healthy way of life and give us the energy we need to sustain us between meals. A registered dietician and author discusses ways we can get through the work day without giving in to the temptation of low nutritional value products.