Characteristics and importance of mid-afternoon snack
MID-AFTERNOON SNACK: ADEQUATE FOOD IN EVERY MEAL
What is the mid-afternoon snack?
Fruits, nuts and dried fruit, healthy and energetic options for snack
The mid-afternoon snack is the meal that we do in the afternoon, usually between 4 and 5. British people call it “teatime”.
What is the mid-afternoon snack for?
This is a supplement to lunch.
It will give us additional energy to play, walk, run, read, study or work until dinner comes.
It is necessary to have it to avoid being too much hungry at dinner time.
What foods are suitable for mid-afternoon snack?
The mid-afternoon snack has to be similar to the mid-morning snack. The following advice should be taken into account:
It is ideal to take some fruit to obtain energy and vitamins quickly (juice, fruit salad, shakes, grated apples, pears,…)
A sandwich, some cereals or a few crackers are a good ally for the evening games and sports.
If you also take any dairy product, like a fruit shake, milk, yogurt or cheese, you will help your bones to become stronger.
We can take three or only two of these food groups, especially if we’re not really hungry. However, it is important to notice that, on days we do sports, we will eat foods of the three types. There are many possible combinations, so that mid-afternoon snack can be fun as well as healthy.
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22 April, 2019