Snacks Against Obesity. Part 1: Snacks and physical activity

High Fiber makes you full without overeating. Plant protein improves your health. Get any 3 high fiber snacks from a list below and feel significantly better already for the next day.
 
Aleh Manchuliantsau

Hello, I’m Aleh, 40 y.o. father of 3 boys (10, 12 and 15 y.o.)

Looking at my kids, I see that they have less play-time outdoors than I did at their age. 

Kids spend most of their time playing at smartphones, ipads, laptops and snacking. Snacking all the time…

 

 
 
New research from the University of Adelaide shows that Generation X is already on the path to becoming more obese than their baby boomer predecessors (Source).

New research from the University of Adelaide shows that Generation X is already on the path to becoming more obese than their baby boomer predecessors (Source).

 

From studies about microbiome we know that fiber and plant protein can help prevent diet related diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, but kids… they don’t like food that looks healthy. When Michel Obama tried to bring fruits and vegetables in schools 60% left untouched.

In the mean time kids snack all the time....

Fiber and Protein in Top 20 Most Purchased Snacks

PLANETARIANS Chief Mixologist, Anastasia Tkacheva helped me to make the table with protein and fiber content in the most popular snacks today. Which one has more protein? Which one has more fiber? Which one has both? 

SnackFiber (g) Per 100gProtein (g) Per 100g
PLANETARIANS26.728.7
KIND Bar17.515
Rhythm Kale Chips14.321.4
Beanitos14.314.3
Skinny Pop10.77.1
Hippeas7.312.7
Goldfish6.713.3
Clif Bar5.914.7
Kettle4.65.3
Chex Mix3.99
Reese’s Peanut Batter Cups3.610
Lays3.67.1
Cheetos3.67.1
Doritos3.67.1
Cheez-Its310
Ben & Jerry’s24
Snickers1.97
Kit Kat17
KRAVE beef Jerky028.6
Oreos04.5
PopChips03.6

Source: USDA National Nutrient Database, PLANETARIANS. Download table as PDF.

Want to test?- Challenge yourself!

1. Choose any 3 snacks.

2. Make sure that it totals:

  • 25g (for female), 38g (for male) of fiber
  • 46g (for female), 56g (for male) of plant protein
  • 100-250 calories per snack

3. Have these 3 snacks between meals within a day (meals do not matter).

4. Let us know in comments to this post if you feel better the next day.

Then you may want to support PLANETARIANS efforts to make the ultimate snack against obesity: More fiber than any veggies, more protein than any meat!

Aleh Manchuliantsau