Do you sometimes find yourself rummaging through your pantry for bags of cookies or chips, baked goods, or other unhealthy foods to snack on? Before you reach for the junk food, ask yourself how satisfying this kind of snack is really going to be. If you want to lead a healthy lifestyle, your body needs vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients to sustain it, and making poor snack choices is not going to help. But choosing nutritious snacks will! The right snacks can contribute to better health, help you lose weight (or maintain an optimal weight), and keep cravings for sugary and starchy carbs at bay. Dr. Arthur Agatston, creator of the South Beach Diet and author of The South Beach Diet Supercharged and The South Beach Diet Wake-Up Call, recommends eating at least two protein- and fiber-rich snacks daily to help push hunger away.