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I’m hungry at 5pm, what do I eat?

 

I’m hungry at 5pm, what do I eat?

It is relatively easy to stick to your diet until the clock hits 5pm. It is usually till around 5 in the evening that most of us can resist our evening hunger pangs. For some reason, the 5pm munching seems immune to strong will and determination when it comes to the sudden hunger cravings. Honestly, it’s hard to blame anyone as such a craving is usually very strong.

5pm hunger explained

Ever wonder why are we so hungry in the evening? Studies have revealed that most people feel hungry in the evening as a result of reduced stress hormones. It was suggested that the morning comes with the day’s target, and this can often cause stress. But as the evening approaches, one tends to get more relaxed and the stress hormones dip down. And this usually results in increased appetite as stress hormones have been known to suppress hunger.

How to deal with evening hunger pangs?

Hunger pangs aren’t bad, that is unless you’re bingeing on junk food. There is enough evidence to support the notion that indulging in regular evening snacking can have adverse effects on your health. But how do you deal with deadly 5pm hunger attacks? The answer is; by exploring healthy snacking options or as Ministry of Nuts puts it; by learning the art of healthy snacking.

In order to deal with your evening cravings while maintaining good health, all you need to do is switch to healthy snack options rather than mindlessly bingeing on whatever you can get your hands on.

Ministry of Nuts & The Art of Healthy Snacking

Dry fruits have long been touted as one of the most snackworthy superfoods all over the world. Their rich taste and numerous health benefits make dry fruits the perfect snack to drive away your 5pm hunger pangs with a twist of deliciousness. While there are several options out there to source your dry fruits from, Ministry Of Nuts offers a wide range of delicious, healthy and natural snacks handpicked from the best sources across the world. India’s one-stop shop for the finest quality nuts and dry fruits, Ministry Of Nuts firmly believes in enriching people’s lives through its wide range of dry fruits offerings. So here’s a list of healthy and delicious snack options for your 5pm hunger pangs, brought to you by courtesy of Ministry of Nuts.

NutriFix Special Mix for That 5pm Snack Customised exclusively to beat those evening hunger pangs, this special trail mix contains a delicious blend of dry fruits that serve a wide range of health benefits. The trail mix includes dry fruits like cashews, walnuts, black raisins, smoky almonds and apricots along with different seasonings. Loaded with essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals and protein, this NutriFix Special Mix keeps you satiated, helping you avoid junk food whenever that evening hunger strikes.

Almonds Not only are almonds an excellent source of protein, but they’re also loaded with antioxidants. Antioxidants are known to protect the body from free-radical induced oxidative stress, which may result in heart diseases, ageing, etc. When it comes to healthy snacking, there’s nothing better than Almonds- they’re rich in taste, provide wholesome nutrition and serve as an excellent 5pm snack.

Cashew Nuts Known for their rich taste and creaminess, these Whole Cashew Nuts are not only rich in protein but also contain many essential vitamins and minerals. Perfect for an evening treat, a small serving of these cashews can help support immunity and promote the production of red blood cells and connective tissue. You can also go for our exclusive pack of Crazy Cashews; a combo pack of cashews roasted in delicious flavours including Spanish Tomato, Green Chilli, Barbecue, Cheese and Pudina.

Black Raisins An excellent source of iron, seedless raisins can serve numerous health benefits. Consuming a handful of these seedless raisins daily is considered great for your digestive system and can help treat acidity and constipation. One of Ministry of Nuts’ premium offerings, these Black Raisins can serve as a perfect evening snack.

Walnuts Walnuts are hard, single-seeded dry fruits enriched with a range of essential vitamins, minerals, proteins, antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids. The fatty acids present in walnuts can help you lose weight and maintain optimum heart health. Not only do they serve a range of health benefits, but also have a rich and delicious taste which makes them a great evening snack.

Apricots An excellent source of vitamin A, beta carotene, and other carotenoids, apricots are delicious dry fruits that are known to promote eye health. While the luteins in apricots help improve retina and lens health, carotenoids support overall vision. Along with the many health benefits, their amazing taste makes them a perfect snack to satisfy those 5pm hunger pangs.

In addition to the above mentioned individual and combo packs, Ministry of Nuts also offers a perfect assortment of trail mixes designed to serve specific health needs. Some of those trail mixes include: Nutrifix Special Mix for Women, Nutrifix Special Mix for Children’s Growth, Family Pack of 5 premium Dry Fruits, etc. Check out our website for different combo packs and trail mixes.