I'm NUTS about NUTS....
Lately I totally turn my snacking habit.
Usually in the past I enjoyed snacking on Crisps or salty snacks
I decided to go for a more healthy raw way..
So I order from Tesco 5 different kinds
which have different benefits for the organism..
Hazelnuts contain heart-healthy fats that can protect heart health. Specifically, they are high in healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats and low in unhealthier unsaturated fats. Hazelnuts are a good source of oleic acid. Oleic acid can help to lower levels of bad cholesterol, LDL, and can raise levels of good cholesterol, HDL, in the body. This makes hazelnuts a good addition to salads and baked muffins.
Hazelnuts have a high amount of vitamin E in addition to B vitamins, including folate. Vitamin E is important in maintaining healthy skin, hair and nails. The B vitamins are important in proper cell and energy metabolism. Hazelnuts are also a rich source of potassium, calcium and magnesium. The minerals provide many health benefits, including regulating a healthy blood pressure. Unlike unhealthy snacks such as chips and refined products, hazelnuts can provide the body with a rich supply of nutrients for good health, says Smart Heart Living.
Almonds contain high amounts of several important vitamins
and minerals, including:
Vitamin E: This antioxidant is essential for immune function and red blood cell formation. Almonds are one of the world’s best sources of vitamin E
Vitamin B2: Also known as riboflavin, vitamin B2 is important for growth and red blood cell production
Magnesium: This mineral is essential for all living organisms. Magnesium is important for blood pressure, bone health and many other important processes
Manganese: This nutrient is needed for the immune system, reproduction, digestion and bone growth
Phosphorus: This mineral is very important for teeth and bone health
Iron: A metallic element that serves many important functions. It is an essential component of hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body
Macadamias are a rich source of Vitamin A, iron, protein,
thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folates.
They also contain moderate amounts of zinc, copper, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium.
Macadamia contains antioxidants like polyphenols,
Amino acids, flavones and selenium
Walnuts are a rich source of fibre, antioxidants,
and unsaturated fatty acids, particularly alpha linolenic acid,
an omega-3 fatty acid. These are the nutrients that give
walnuts it's stress fighting properties
Pick up something healthy to snack on.. instead of garbage...
You will feel better, fuller and your body will benefit from it..
What's your Healthy Snack?
Let me know..