People always consider 'snacking' as an unhealthy and bad habit. Yes, it can be unhealthy if you are consuming only junk food as snacks. However, a healthy snack can provide so many health benefits. Healthy snacks can even be included in a weight loss plan.

What are healthy snacks?
Healthy snack as the name suggests, are healthy food options that are consumed in between big meals. There are a few reasons on why healthy snacks are good for you.


In between meals, eating snacks like fruits and vegetables allow you to increase your intake of vitamins like vitamins A and C which contribute to your immune system, wound healing and healthy gums and teeth. They also offer fibres which make you feel fuller, with significantly less calories and decrease the chance of constipation. Snacks like nuts also add healthy fats to your diet which protect your heart and brain.

You may also want to think about eating some cultured snack food and cultured milk drinks. Cultured foods and cultured milk drinks aid in digestion and keep you going until your next meal. For example, Calpis, Japan's first cultured milk drink has launched its new range - Calpis Chewy, which helps with your gut health too. Its delectable range that contains Nata de Coco bits, is not only nutritious but also provides maximum enjoyment and sensation during consumption.


Snacking in between meals prevent you from being too hungry, helping you avoid excessive food intake during your meals. Healthy snacks keep hunger at bay and allow you to eat moderate and appropriate amounts of food during your meals.


A healthy snack that is made up of complex carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats increases your energy levels for a longer period of time than sugary snacks do. Complex carbohydrates give stable source of energy and allow you to power through daily tasks in between meals.


Adding healthy snacks to your diet also increase focus and performance at school and work. When your bodies are fuelled consistently, according to the American Dietetic Association, it gets adults to push through their tasks more quickly and efficiently. Whereas, children will be able to comprehend and retain information presented in the classroom at a higher rate.

These are some of the reasons why healthy snacks are good for you. If you are having a hard time finding healthy snacks to consume, consider CALPIS CHEWY!

The range comes in two flavours namely Original and Mango. Double the goodness and enjoyment with Calpis Chewy today! Alternatively, you can talk to a registered dietition for ideas that will work for you.