Incorporating well-balanced snacks throughout your day will help you feel full longer, curb hunger pangs, and maintain a healthy weight.
Recent studies, however, have shown that many Americans' eating habits have gone out of control.
According to a poll conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) among 5,000 American adults in 2013.
"Empty calories" from harmful fats and added sugars in processed foods account for one-third of the typical American's daily caloric intake.
The most current version of the USDA's Dietary Guidelines for Americans was issued in 2015.
It recommends getting fewer than 10 percent of your daily calories from added sugars and "solid fats".