Written by Kevin Koresky
Tuesday, 23 November 2010 17:18
Going Nuts for a Seedy Healthy Snack!
In between meals I like to snack on seeds and nuts. I am not a big fan of buying premixed trail mixes. I like to make my own.
The three ingredients I like most are: Pistachios (meats), Almonds and Sunflower Seed (meats). I usually buy them dry roasted/unsalted.
Here a few benefits of each:
High levels of polyphenol antioxidants
A nut with the most potassium
They have highest in antioxidants among all snack nuts
The fat contained in this nut is 90% unsaturated
Pistachios provide about 310mg of potassium per 30g serving (about 1 ounce)
Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease
Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats
Provide Protection against Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
They contain Manganese, Copper & Riboflavin-More Help which provide Energy Production
Almonds are concentrated in protein
Contains a natural Anti-Inflammatory
They provide Cardiovascular Benefits
High level of Vitamin E
Good source of magnesium
Selenium helps induce DNA repair & synthesis in damaged cells
Be aware of nut allergies!
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 November 2010 17:21 )