Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Go Nuts!

Want to know the best grab and go snack to have on you at all times when you feel those hunger pains?

Nuts...Just a simple little baggie of mixed nuts to chomp on when your starting to get hungry and lunch is not at your fingertips.    It will curb your hunger and provide you with essential vitamins and minerals to support your body instead of eating some chips that just goes to your hips.

Look at these little beauties in their raw natural form.  Eating these nuts in their raw state will bring the best value of food to your body.  I always say - before you eat something - think about the value it brings to your body.  It's helps to make the right choice.  

Almonds – Did you know that almonds have as much calcium as milk?  Who needs a milk mustache, eat almonds.  They also contain magnesium, vitamin E, selenium and lots of fiber.  They help lower cholesterol and prevent cancer.

Brazil Nuts – are actually seeds and they are full protein, copper, niacin, magnesium, fiber, vitamin E and selenium.  Selenium is good for balance the thyroid function.  These are the big nuts that are using the last to be eaten in the mixed nut cans.  But they are full of good stuff.

Cashews - are rich in minerals such as copper, magnesium, zinc, iron and biotin.  Like olive oil they have a high concentration of oleic acid which is heart healthy.  One big handful of cashews provides one to two thousand milligrams of tryptophan an essential amino acid that helps nitrogen balance in adults and works with niacin and serotonin in the body to help your mood and sleep. However cashews are not recommended for cancer patients due to their potential levels of fungus.

Pecans – are loaded with vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin E and A, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, potassium, manganese, B vitamins and zinc.  They also help to lower your cholesterol.

Walnuts – look like little brains and for good reason.  They are extremely good for your heart and brain and contain ellagic acid a natural phenol antioxidant that fights cancer.

So make up a few baggies of nut mixes for your snack attacks in the middle of day.  

Go Nuts Today!  Literally...


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