Even healthy snacks could be causing hidden damage to your body

Regardless of how much you are eating, constant snacking could be playing havoc with your metabolism. It is time to go back to proper meals

THE Romans ate one main meal a day, it is said, and any more would have been considered gluttony. They wouldn’t think much, then, of our modern propensity for snacking. And they would be right. As we collectively fill our shopping baskets with morsels to keep us going between meals, even the most health-conscious among us could be munching our way to an early grave.

The idea that snacking can be healthy is heavily promoted by an industry that packages and brands snack products as a good way to fuel your day. Marketed as high in protein, or containing only fruit, …