Snacks that Are Healthy in Moderation

Are you looking for a snack to hold you over until dinner that won't threaten your diet? Are baby carrots and celery sticks not quite cutting it? Below you will find 9 other snack ideas that will satisfy your taste buds, and keep you on track.

Dark chocolate 
According to WebMD, dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, helps lower your blood pressure, improves cognitive functions, helps control blood sugar levels, and is rich in important vitamins. Eating three small pieces of dark chocolate can curb a sweet tooth without harming your health.

According to the Diet Health Club, raisins contain antioxidants, are rich in iron, and help to remove toxins from the body. They also contain an amino acid named Arginine which increases libido and induces arousal. Raisins therefore may even have an influence on increased physical activity.

According to the Pistachio Health Institute, pistachios are rich in potassium and vitamin K, can help lower cholesterol, provide healthy fats, and provide the body with hemoglobin (the protein responsible for carrying oxygen through the bloodstream to cells). While nuts have countless health benefits, remember to eat them in moderation because of their high fat content.

According to Mayo Clinic, almonds reduce heart attack risk, can help lower cholesterol, provide healthy fats, boost brain activity, and provide the body with an alkaline forming protein.

According to Chewing Gum Facts, gum can help in improving memory, can enhance cognitive powers, can reduce symptoms of stress, and can help curb your appetite. Gum can help distract you from bad habits, such as cigarette smoking or overeating.

Pumpkin Seeds 
According to Care2, pumpkin seeds help lower blood pressure, increase immunity, and contain plant based omega-3 fats. Pumpkin seeds are a particularly good choice for men as they are linked to good prostate health.

Green Tea 
According to Authority Nutrition, green tea increases metabolic rate, helps burn fat, improves physical performance, contains antioxidants, and improves brain function. Drinking green tea before the gym can help increase workout productivity.

Chamomile Tea 
According to WebMD and Green Med Info, chamomile tea soothes the nervous system, helps ease feelings of anxiety, and can boost your immunity. This tea is known as a sleepy-time tea. A good night's sleep is positively correlated to weight loss.

According to SymptonFind, oatmeal is full of antioxidants, helps lower cholesterol, stabilizes blood sugar, increases immunity, and keeps you feeling full for a long time. Sometimes to avoid eating a chocolate chip cookie, I sprinkle a few dark chocolate chips into my oatmeal and it sufficiently satisfies the craving.