The Longevity Diet: 3 Snack Ideas

The Longevity Diet is a diet aimed at promoting long life by eating foods that are healthy for your body. It recommends foods that are low in calories, rich in nutrients, and promote a long and healthy life. This guide will give you three great options for snacks if you are considering trying the Longevity Diet.

Carrots with Hummus

Raw carrots are a great snack idea for anyone on the Longevity Diet. Carrots are loaded with fiber, which is essential in creating a feeling of fullness and preventing overeating at future meals. In addition, fiber have been found to be effective in the treatment and prevention of certain types of cancers, including colon cancer. Hummus is a great alternative to traditional apples dips such as caramel. Hummus is typically made from garbanzo or pinto beans, which are rich in healthy protein. In addition, hummus contains carbohydrate which provides you with the energy needed to make it through a long day. Sprinkle hummus with basil, paprika, or other spices to change up the taste of this flavorful snack food.

Rice Cakes with Peanut Butter

Rice cakes make another great snack idea for people on the Longevity Diet. Rice cakes provide carbohydrate, which as discussed earlier provides energy. Unlike the carbohydrate found in white bread or pasta, carbohdyrates from rice cakes is slow digesting, meaning that it will provide you with a steady stream of energy, instead of a quick burst and then crash. Peanut butter is a great source of protein, and makes a great choice for individuals who may be vegetarian. While peanut butter is relatively high in fat, the fat is monounsaturated fat. Monounsaturated fat has been found to be a “healthy” fat, and can be helpful in treating and preventing heart disease, stroke, and other chronic conditions. The varieties of peanut butter that are available means that even the pickiest eater is likely to find a type of butter that meets her needs. Be aware that peanut butter can be high is calories, therefore, it is important to eat it only in small amounts, and to keep track of total calorie consumption.  

Yogurt with Strawberries

Yogurt contains high amounts of calcium, which is essential in promoting and maintaining strong bones and healthy teeth. When choosing yogurt, look for brands that are made from low-fat or non-fat milk. While yogurt can sometimes be high in fat and calories, if the right brand is chosen it is still a healthy choice. Calcium contains protein, making yogurt another great choice for individuals who are on the Longevity Diet and are vegetarian.

Finally, by adding strawberries to yogurt, you’re getting another hit of fiber, which is essential in preventing hunger pains in individuals who are dieting. Be aware that you don’t necessary have to purchase fresh strawberries in order to reap the benefits. Research has found that frozen strawberries contain the same levels of vitamins and minerals as their frozen counterparts. If you do purchase frozen strawberries, make sure to select brands that are free from or limited in sugar and other added preservatives.

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