Why protein-rich treats?
Canada may be one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but the diet of the average Canadian is not rich in the right nutrients, according to a report from The Conference Board of Canada. With life expectancy lower than previous generations, a dangerous precedent for unhealthy eating is being set. To reverse the damage done, recent research points to eating a diverse diet of whole foods. Foods and snacks from the Chelsea Market have helpful holistic benefits and contribute to better health. Apart from a balanced diet, it's important that the food that you eat in between meals should also benefit your overall health. Here's why snacking on protein-rich treats is good for you.
It helps you feel full
Consuming enough protein to meet between 10-30% of your daily calories can contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Many foods that contain protein are also high in fat, so it's important to choose low-fat options for your snacks. Consuming snacks specifically formulated to feed you protein with real nutritional value like the Simply Protein range is an excellent way to ensure you meet your complete dietary needs. Such snacks help you fill up on fiber and protein, instead of on fat and empty calories. Having a combo of fiber and protein in your snacks can help you feel full longer until your next meal and can even reduce cravings.
Protein-rich snacks are not just for building muscle
Protein is a core component of a well-balanced diet. It’s made up of amino acids, and while the human body can naturally produce some of, it relies on foods rich in protein to provide the rest. Studies have shown that eating foods that are high in protein contribute to better overall health. Snacking on protein-based foods can also positively affect our cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure and reducing cholesterol.
It's healthier for your family
Protein is an essential element of bone health. Long-term studies have shown that children who eat enough protein maintain their bone mass better as they get older, and have a much lower risk of suffering from fractures. Protein bars specially formulated for kids are great for lunch boxes or to take with you on a day out. Not only do they taste delicious, they will give your kids nutritious fuel and energy without any additional junk. Moreover, the portable nature of protein bars means that you and your loved ones can get your daily protein needs while traveling or anytime you need it.
Keeping delicious protein-rich snacks with you is a great way to ensure you spread your protein intake throughout the day and get a good amount into your system before and after a workout. Eating a diverse diet, supplemented with protein products is an excellent way to maintain good health. Boost your body with organic wholesome foods, regular exercise, and sensible snacks and you will be well on your way to improving your health, and live a long and full life.
Phyllis Sprout | Founder
Phyllis owns ChelseaMarket.ca with her husband, Greg. They have been in the food industry for more than 30 years operating manufacturing, wholesale and retail businesses. She has a passion for fine foods and wines and is a fervent supporter of entrepreneurial ventures.