Everyone should be eating more healthy fats. They tend to come from natural sources and can provide tremendous health benefits, such as a lower risk of heart disease.
Healthy fats can also be used to replace less healthy ingredients in snacks and meals, particularly when you make food yourself from scratch.
All too often, though, people are tempted to snack on processed foods, such as crisps and biscuits, which have little to no nutritional benefit. By eating healthier snacks containing healthier ingredients, our bodies receive key nutrients and we also stay fuller for longer.
People with diabetes have a higher risk of health problems such as cardiovascular disease, but eating healthy fats instead of unhealthy, processed food can help lower this risk.
We’ve taken a look at how some heart healthy fats can be added to four commonly eaten snacks to make them more nutritious. We’ll also guide you through how to make sure these snacks contain as little sugar as possible, and which ingredients can be substituted to make way for the healthy fats.