Crunchy, convenient, and just a handful can pack in a good dose of healthy fats, protein, fiber, minerals and antioxidants. Not only do nuts bring a variety of health benefits to the table, they’re delicious and versatile, too.  

 

eating nuts is healthy

 

Liven up your morning porridge or salad with a delightful crunch, make yourself some nut milk or nut butter, or beef up your granola with nuts. However way you choose to have them, nuts are a superfood addition to any diet.

 

Why Go Nuts With Nuts?

 

  • Vitamin E

Nuts help combat free radicals that enter our body, improves skin hydration, and can help heal and prevent scars. Have a handful of nuts for its beauty-boosting benefits thanks to its rich form of Vitamin E, gamma-tocopherol, specifically in walnuts.

 

  • Lowers LDL Cholesterol

Nuts are high in omega-3 fatty acids which are well known to lower bad cholesterol levels in the body. Instead of snacking on processed food full of saturated fat, give your body a savory and crunchy treat in the form of nuts while keeping your cholesterol levels in check.

 

  • Heart Healthy Fats

Nuts contain alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), a type of Omega-3 fatty acid. This form of Omega 3 helps prevent heart disease, heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure, making nuts a tasty option for a heart-healthy diet.

 

  • Protein

Even just a handful of nuts is packed with healthy fats and protein that curbs hunger. For instance, a one ounce of serving of 23 almonds has approximately 160 calories and 6g of satiating protein.

 

  • Fiber

Fiber is often associated with fruits and vegetables, but you can get them from nuts too. Get the blood-sugar balancing benefits, regular bowel movements, and feelings of satiety with fiber from nuts.

 

Conclusion

 

Due to its wide nutritional profile, nuts are the ideal easy snack, especially for on- the-go individuals. To further enjoy nuts, enhance their unique flavors by gently toasting them. Whether toasted plain, or with a bit of oil and your flavor of choice, you’ll unlikely miss unhealthy snacks when you have these delicious crunchy treats on hand.

 

Try this paleo spicy mixed nuts recipe to get started:

 

  

 

 

Sources:

https://www.saga.co.uk/magazine/health-wellbeing/diet-nutrition/nutrition/10-reasons-eat-nuts

http://www.regainedwellness.com/5-reasons-for-nuts-and-seeds/

http://www.rd.com/health/wellness/4-more-reasons-to-snack-on-nuts/

http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-and-worst-nuts-by-nutrition-and-price

 

 

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Woodstock Organic Almonds Raw and Unsalted

 

Woodstock Organic Almonds Raw & Unsalted

Almonds are a nutritious, crunchy snack, and this variety from Woodstock Foods is a great choice. A good source of protein and fiber, almonds are great in baking, snack mixes or as a stand-alone treat.

Woodstock Organic Walnuts Halves and Pieces

Woodstock Organic Walnuts Halves and Pieces

Chock full of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids, walnuts are one of the healthiest nuts you can eat. Woodstock Farms Walnut Halves and Pieces are an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids. Snack on them by the handful, or experiment by adding them into your favorite recipes.

Woodstock Organic Brazil Nuts

Woodstock Organic Brazil Nuts
Woodstock Farms Organic Brazil Nuts are a great snack with a resealable bag that you can take anywhere. Rich and selenium and high in protein, fiber, thiamine, copper and magnesium, these nuts provide numerous benefits for our health.

Woodstock Organic Pecan Halves

Woodstock Organic Pecan Halves
An ounce of pecans provides 10 percent of the daily recommended intake of fiber. Pecans are rich in age defying antioxidants, vitamins A, B, and E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.

Woodstock Organic Whole Cashews

Woodstock Organic Whole Cashews

Cashews are a good source of protein and iron. Packed in a resealable bag, these homemade cashews add some extra crunch to your favorite dishes. Sprinkle them on a mixed green salad, chop them up to top off your sundae, or have a handful plain for a perfect afternoon pick-me-up.

 

Royal Hawaiian Orchards Macadamias

Royal Hawaiian Orchards Macadamias
With a dash of sea salt, these roasted macadamias have a rich, buttery taste. It's an all-natural snack that is also energy dense, making it a great post-workout snack, at your desk or any time of day. Macadamia contains antioxidants like polyphenols, Amino acids, flavones, and selenium.