Health Tips: What not When

After a recent study, the debate on snacking (and whether it’s the snack itself or the frequency) can end.

A new study published in Public Health Nutrition questioned more than 6,000 participants, with questions involving around lifestyle factors as well as personal BMIs. Results showed that there was no association between BMI and the number of snacks per day. So it isn’t whether a person chooses several small meals a day or the traditional three that determines BMI—it’s more about overall calories and other habits (like avoiding excessive alcohol consumption).

What does the study suggest? Incorporate healthy food choices and don’t worry about limiting to a specific number of snacks per day. This will help keep your BMI in control as well as give you an overall healthy lifestyle.