Snacks Can Be Good For Health: Study
Washington, 27 Jul (ONA) --- A new study shows that snacking can benefit health if the focus is on quality, not quantity.
In a study presented at Nutrition 2023, researchers analysed snacking data of over 1,000 UK-based participants considering factors such as snacking quality, quantity, and timing as well as cardiometabolic markers.
The study examined how snacking habits were linked to cardiometabolic health, according to Medical News Today.
The researchers found that higher-quality snacking was linked to better blood lipid and insulin responses. These snacks were defined as foods that had significant amounts of nutrients, according to Medical News Today.
The findings also revealed that snacking after 9 p.m. was linked to worse blood glucose and lipid levels. However, more than quantity, the study indicated, the quality of the snacks mattered.