When your stomach starts grumbling during a midmorning meeting or when you’re stuck at your desk without a break in sight, what is the most satisfying and healthy snack to grab? To answer this question, I asked 10 nutritionists what their favorite go-to nosh is during a busy workday. Below, their responses.
“Almonds are my number one go-to snack when hunger hits between meals. In a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1.5 ounces of almonds (about 35 nuts) consumed as a snack daily for four weeks helped to suppress hunger between meals. How? Because the fiber, protein and healthy unsaturated fats in nuts all contribute to satiety, or that feeling of fullness.
When I eat almonds, I don’t experience the hungry horrors before sitting down to dinner, and I am more likely to eat a sensible amount and not go for seconds. It works for me!” –Joan Salge Blake, author of “Nutrition & You” and clinical associate professor at Boston University