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Healthy summer season snacks for office goers – lose weight, manage diabetes by avoiding junk food

Our work schedules can make us really busy, which can cause us to be lazy, inactive, and have a sedentary lifestyle.

Healthy summer season snacks for office goers - lose weight, manage diabetes by avoiding junk food

Healthy summer season snacks for office goers – lose weight, manage diabetes by avoiding junk food  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images

New Delhi: The 28th of April is celebrated as World Day for Safety and Health at Work and marks the right of every individual to have a safe and healthy working environment. While the government and the management at your workplace are responsible for ensuring that your right is upheld, and they take all measures to keep you safe and healthy at your workplace, it is also important that you ensure good health for yourself by following a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Our work schedules can make us really busy, which can cause us to be lazy, inactive, and have a sedentary lifestyle. What makes it worse is that we do not eat healthily, and in fact rely on packaged and processed foods for snacking in office, which makes our health worse by leading to weight gain and risk of many diseases. However, a little effort can help you avoid all this if you carry these summer snacks to office and munch on them every time you are hungry.

Cucumbers

Cucumbers can be sliced and spiced with salt and some pepper or chilli or just munched on directly, to make a summer-appropriate snack. Cucumbers are high in water content and are great to keep you cool and hydrated during the summer season. You can have cucumbers with hummus, which is another really healthy food item.

Watermelon

If you are looking for a dessert option, instead of indulging in high-calorie cakes or cookies, try the yummy, hydrating and nutritious watermelon. You can carry a watermelon in a box to office and eat it for dessert or as a mid-day snack when you feel hunger pangs or sugar cravings. Watermelon contains no fats, and are rich in vitamins and minerals like potassium and magnesium.

Plain greek yoghurt

Greek yoghurt is a good food item to include in your diet, especially in the summer as the good bacteria can aid digestion, which suffers due to excessive heat. Greek yoghurt is nutritious with high contents of potassium and calcium, and is also a good snack option if you are on a weight loss diet.

Corn

Corn kernels boiled and spiced can be a great snack option. Corn is a rich source of fibre, which helps in controlling blood sugar and also helps in weight loss. This snack is easy to make and carry, and can act as a mid-day snack. You can also add corn to salads and sandwiches for lunch meals.

Aam panna

If you are looking for a healthy, nutritious beverage for a mid-day summer snack, aam panna might be the best choice. Made with raw mangoes, aam panna is a tangy drink and is rich in iron and other nutrients. It helps in treating constipation, helps fight diabetes and may also prevent depression.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

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