Eating healthy doesn't mean depriving yourself of flavor-rich foods nor doesn't mean you have go hungry. These "between meal" snacks will satisfy your cravings and keep you on the right path towards good health.
Walnuts are high in omega 3 fats, antioxidants, and phytosterols. Walnuts are good for your heart, can help protect against cancer, and are good for your brain aiding in reducing depression and the risk of age related diseases, such as Alzheimer's.
A one-ounce serving of almonds provides 75 milligrams of calcium (the highest of all nuts), 35 percent of your daily requirement for Vitamin E, 76 milligrams of magnesium and 200 milligrams of potassium. They are also loaded with fiber and healthy fats. Almonds help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease, and can help protect against diabetes.
Mixed Nut Butter
Almost as good as a daily vitamin. Mixed Nut Butter is packed with all the nutrients of all the nuts (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews, pecans, pistachios, peanuts); each bite is new adventure. Just add 1-2 tablespoons to your morning smoothie or spread on your favorite whole grain bread.
Beyond the sweet, luscious taste of mangos, they also contain an abundance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that assure your optimum health. Mango is rich in vitamins A, C, and E, fiber, plus iron, potassium and anti-oxidants. They also contain an enzyme with stomach-soothing properties similar to the papain found in papaya.
Super Nut Mix
A combination of the nutritious and healthy nuts. We've picked just the right nuts to provide you with the best variety of nutrients and antioxidants. All you need is a small portion between meals to maximize the benefits.
All the same benefits of roasted almonds. One tablespoon is the perfect mid-afternoon snack.
Mulberries are high in vitamin C, vitamin B, Iron, and antioxidants, and are a good source of fiber. Some health benefits include lowering cholesterol, reducing the risk of cancer, and preventing blood clots not to mention the anti-aging benefits of resveratol (an antioxidant).
Lightly Salted Pecans
Although high calories and fat, pecans are still good for you - especially men. Pecans contain beta-sitisterol which is aids in the relief of an enlarged prostate.
Dark Chocolate Almonds
- Who doesn't love chocolate? Combine dark chocolate and almonds, and not only do you have a little indulgence, but you benefit from the health benefits of both. This powerhouse duo promotes cardiovascular health and emotional health. Almonds reduce cholesterol and the risk of heart disease, and are loaded with calcium, fiber and healthy fats. Dark chocolate contains anti-oxidants which improves blood flow to your heart and brain, aiding in lowering blood pressure. And there is a physiological reason why you feel happy after eating dark chocolate - it contains an organic compound that has a similar effect on your brain as endorphins; it makes you feel happy and decreases pain.