Healthy Snacks – Mixed Nuts
It’s hard to find healthy snacks that are nutritional these days; even those claiming to be healthy are secretly packed full of sugar and salt. Then we think, I’ll make it myself but the online recipes require too much and aren’t even a snack. Here is the fourth of our healthy snacks series from Neil Bowman Training’s Healthy Snacks – Mixed Nuts.
A cup of mixed nuts is a great afternoon pick-me-up for when the afternoon slump occurs. Nuts are choke-full of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants, and are known to help combat ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol. Nowadays, nuts are now widely available in many shops and at a reasonable price. Most importantly, you should try to purchase nuts with no added salt or other flavourings and pick options that are raw or dry roasted (dry roasted are roasted without the addition of oil).
Antioxidants such as vitamin E can be found in almonds, and contain high amounts of magnesium which have been linked with helping lower blood pressure level.
They are extremely rich in Selenium which is essential your immune system and cell growth. Brazil nuts should be restricted to 1 or 2 nuts per day as too many can be bad for you. However, this is more likely to happen from taking supplements rather than eating selenium-containing foods.
Cashews are a good source of magnesium, which plays an important role in over 300 reactions within the body. In addition, magnesium deficiency which is prevalent in older populations has been linked to a number of health risks.
Macadamia nuts are rich in vitamins, minerals, fibre, antioxidants, and healthy fats. Most importantly, their potential benefits include weight loss, improved gut health, and protection against diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease.
They are an excellent plant-based source of protein and high in various vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds. They can be useful as a part of a weight loss diet and may reduce your risk of both heart disease and gallstones. However, being high in fat, this legume is a high-calorie food and should not be eaten in excess.
They are a great source of healthy fats, fibre, protein, antioxidants, and various nutrients. Above all, their health effects may include weight loss benefits, lower cholesterol and blood sugar, and improved gut, eye, and blood vessel health.
They are rich in healthy fats and high in antioxidants. What’s more, regularly eating walnuts may improve brain health and reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer. These nuts are easily incorporated into your diet, as they can be eaten on their own or added to many different foods.
They are a type of tree nut that’s rich in several key nutrients. In addition, they’ve been associated with many potential health benefits, including improved blood sugar control, heart health, and brain function. However, they must be enjoyed in moderation as they are relatively high in calories.
They consist of protein, fibre, healthy fats, and other nutrients. In addition, they have been associated with many positive health outcomes, such as improved heart health, blood sugar control, and weight management
They are packed with nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and healthy fats. They may also have health benefits, like helping decrease blood fat levels, regulating blood pressure, and improving blood sugar levels, among others.
Certainly adding fats in the form of oils is fattening and unhealthy, but naturally fat-rich foods like nuts and seeds have profound cardiovascular benefits.
Joel Fuhrman — American Scientist born on December 02, 1953
In conclusion, whether you eat nuts as a snack or add them to Greek yoghurt, nuts a great addition to your diet and can be a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals without too much effort or fuss.