Four Nuts to Incorporate in Your Balanced Diet
A variety of nuts are an excellent grab-and-go snack that will give you a boost of energy and curb your cravings. We enjoy topping a salad with a handful of nuts or making our own trail mix (better for you budget to buy in bulk). Nuts are packed with nutrients and are a great source of protein. Studies have shown that most nuts can actually reduce your risk of heart disease.
We recommend incorporating these types of nuts to your balanced diet:
Almonds are a great source of vitamin E, copper, magnesium, and high quality protein. Eat them on their own, raw or toasted. Slivered almonds are perfect atop any salad.
Walnuts help reduce inflammation in the body and protect your cells from free radical damage because they are full of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.
Pistachios are low in calorie and high in potassium and vitamin b6 which makes them a win-win. Reach for the lightly salted pack.
Cashews are creamy and delicious, and also high in iron, zinc, and magnesium so they will make your bones stronger and your mind sharper.
As with many delicious foods, try not to over do it. Pay attention to the serving size recommended on the nutrition label. If there isn’t a nutrition label, then just stick to a small handful as one serving. Be careful, it’s easy to keep popping them into your mouth without paying attention to how many you are actually eating.
For more healthy tips and tricks like this, call or stop by the Metabolic Research Center nearest you. We will work with you to develop a custom weight loss plan that will increase your energy and have you looking better than ever.
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