When we were growing up (in the Stone Age), we were taught - or at least I was - that "snacking" meant "gaining weight." I was taught to eat three solid meals a day, avoid snacks, drink water rather than soda to fill me up, and exercise more.
Not all of these are bad suggestions - drinking water is great for you, especially when compared to soda, and the whole "exercise more, eat less" motto should practically be engraved on any dieter's arm.
But it turns out that my mother, bless her heart, was wrong: snacking IS good for you.
Here are some of the shocking benefits of snacking throughout the day - every day.