Consumer Trends – Healthy Snacking on the Rise

February 4, 2013

The number of people snacking is increasing. In fact, a recent survey has shown that 53% of people in America eat two or three snacks per day. This means that the number of people snacking has nearly doubled since 2010. Experts are predicting that this number will continue to increase. There are quite a few reasons that more people are opting to eat healthy snacks such as nuts and snack mixes in between meals.

Busy Lifestyles

Most people today live a very busy lifestyle. Many of them do not have time to sit down and eat a meal, so they opt to grab a healthy snack to hold them over. They offers enough calories to be satisfying, but not a lot allowing it to be labeled as a meal.

Convenience stores make it even more convenient for people to grab a snack, including raw nuts and seeds, dried fruit, nuts and snack mixes. Snacking on a healthy food can give one that energy that he or she needs to get through the day.

Increased Interest in Healthy Living

More people are trying to live a healthy lifestyle. In the past, many people thought that snacking between meals was a bad thing. However, recent studies have shown that snacking can be very healthy. People who go a long period of time without eating are actually more likely to overeat during meal time. A person can keep his or her blood sugar level stable by snacking on healthy foods. It’s known they can help manage weight and also creates a healthy daily eating plan. This will help prevent food cravings.

Simply to Enjoy Food

Some people snack because they simply like to eat. There are some many delicious snack choices available. Some of these snack choices are not only delicious, but they also provide many of the essential nutrients that the body needs.

Healthy Snack Options

It is important to remember that all snacks are not equal. Donuts, cakes, pies and others that are filled with sugar and fat are the types of snacks that should be avoided. Tropical Foods provides a number of delicious snacks that are also very nutritious. Some of those include Buffalo Nuts, Grabeez®, raw nuts and seeds, and vegetable chips.

Tropical Foods specializes in premium snack mixes, raw  and freshly roasted nuts and seeds, dried fruit, and hundreds of bulk and packaged candies, spices, grains and specialty foods. Interested in our wholesale, bulk products? Simply complete our Wholesale Inquiry or Catalog Request forms.

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