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The Best Snacking Habits To Have Over 50, Say Dietitians

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Practice portion control.

A good rule of thumb for a reasonable snack size is 150 to 250 calories, according to The Nutrition Source at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Tap the power of protein.

Cheetos fans will be similarly thrilled by its newest flavor: Flamin' It's a good practice to have some protein with every meal, and that includes snacks because protein is hunger-satisfying, keeping you feeling full between meals.Hot Tangy Chili Fusion

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Sip a liquid snack.

Smoothies made with whey or a plant-based protein powder are terrific as meal replacements or snacks.

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Include milk, cheese, and other dairy foods.

If you're in your 50s, you're probably concerned about reducing your risk of chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.

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Bone up on these sweet snacks.

Prunes are a natural source of boron, magnesium, and other bone health-supporting nutrients.

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Target low-cal, nutrient-dense foods.

Upping the veggies in your main meals and snacks will help you naturally reduce your daily calories.

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