There are so many ways to enjoy nuts, and most of us do! Snack on them whole, sprinkle them on salads and sundaes, mix them into healthy breakfast or snack bars, or combine them with dried fruit for a nutritious snack mix. Thankfully, nuts offer a host of healthy benefits to your body. Here are some delicious recipes and 4 reasons why we’re nuts for nuts!
SUGGESTED NUT RECIPES:
Vegan Chocolate Banana Nut Bread
Honey Nut Breakfast Cereal
Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters
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4 REASONS WHY WE’RE NUTS FOR NUTS:
1. Nuts Help to Reduce Heart Disease
You’ve probably heard that nuts are high in fat. This is true, but nuts are loaded with “good” unsaturated fats that have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of heart disease. Some nuts, like walnuts, also contain unusually high levels of omega-3s to help in the battle against heart disease.
2. Nuts Provide Lasting Energy
One of the reasons why nuts are often found in trail mixes and energy bars is because they are loaded with protein to offer slow-burning energy. This also helps you to feel fuller longer, allowing you to control binging and weight gain. Learn more about nuts and weight loss here.
3. Nuts Can Help Control Cholesterol
Research shows that many nuts contain plant sterols, which are known to decrease cholesterol levels.
4. Nuts Help to Keep You Looking Beautiful
Certain nuts, like peanuts, contain high levels of potassium. Studies show that potassium is excellent for muscle tone and can also keep your hair and skin looking bright and healthy. Nuts, like almonds, are also extremely high in calcium to help keep your bones and teeth strong.