March 17th, 2014
When hunger strikes, men often reach for healthy snacks that do little to fuel their bodies and instead, do a lot to enlarge the size of their guts. Guys in the 20 to 39 age group consume 32 percent of their daily calories in the form of between-meal treats-the highest snack intake of any demographic.
Sugary and alcoholic drinks, chips, crackers, candy, cake and pastries. But snacking doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. You can use healthy snacks in-between meals to deliver nutrients to your body that you might otherwise not be receiving.
Calcium is the ultimate bone builder and is essential to the chemical reaction that helps your muscles move. Calcium also helps muscles relax better during recovery, which can prevent cramps,” says Jim White, R.D., a sports dietitian based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Plus, Calcium aids in the release of hormones that play an important role in digestion and fat metabolism.
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