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Healthiest Snacking Options For Cricket Lovers During World Cup!

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Diploma in Nutrition and Dietitics, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Nutrition & Child Care
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon  •  15 years experience
Healthiest Snacking Options For Cricket Lovers During World Cup!

As India will be taking on South Africa today in their first match of ICC world cup 2019, anticipation among India’s cricket aficionados is palpable. After all, this ultimate pecking order of cricket arrives only once in four years. There is a lot to look forward to with the new round-robin format where every team will battle it out against all the other teams. The odds are evened and Indians are all prepared to scream their lungs out to cheer the 11 brave hearts who will take the field.

Ardent fans will sit through the entire duration of a match – 8 hours, be it in front of their TV screens or in the stadium. You are sure to get hungry or you might just be tempted to reach out for food simply to combat the tension and anxiety generated during some of the more tense moments of the match. Usually, people binge on unhealthy foods like potato chips, soft drinks and fries. India will be playing at least 9 matches, so if you are not careful, unhealthy snacking might have taken a toll on you by the time the World Cup ends.

So, without further ado, here is a list of healthy snacks that you can munch on without a care in the world-

  1. Mixed nuts can boost brainpower. They are packed with proteins and healthy fats that improve cognitive abilities.

  2. Chickpeas or chana will keep your blood sugar levels under control.They are loaded with the whole range of vitamins, several minerals, proteinsand fibres that keep your blood sugar level steadyand help in weight loss.

  3. Roasted paneer /tofu and flaxseeds will keep bones healthy. This snack contains a lot of benefits of flax seeds which includes nutrients like vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids that also keep your heart strong, strengthen bones and improve your digestion.

  4. Sweet potato chaat will promote satiety. It is not just finger licking delicious but also ideal to curb hunger pangs because it contains plenty of fibres and proteins. You can also try lobia chaat, kalachana chaat, sprouted daal chaat and quinoa chaat for optimal health.

  5. Fruits are snacks your body will thank you for. You can’t go wrong with them. Be it mangoes, bananas, apples, berries, avocados;they are all chock a bloc with myriad different nutrients that will keep you in peak health.

  6. Tilgul or sesame seeds and jaggery ladoos keep your stomach healthy. They contain loads of calcium, ironand vitamins that make your bones and teeth strong and keep your gut healthy.

  7. Greek yoghurt with berries will take inches off your waist. It contains proteins that keep you full for a long time.

Keep the excitement alive with healthy snacks this World Cup.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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