Go Ahead: Get Nutty Over Nuts. Nuts Healthy Snack Alternative

Ah, nuts. There are several health-related advantages these nutritional powerhouses hold—and why you should consume them daily.

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Go Ahead: Get Nutty Over Nuts. Nuts Healthy Snack Alternative
3 Min Read July 14th, 2021

Nuts are generally good, and many people are looking for healthy food to eat, especially as they get older. You might go nuts over nuts. The Mayo Clinic says that eating nuts can be very good for your heart and your overall health. Nuts contain unsaturated fatty acids and other nutrients. Plus, nuts are easy to store, inexpensive, and are handy when you are on the go. Nuts as a snack is an outstanding healthy option.

Is there anything that nuts cannot do? These tasty and nourishing bite-sized morsels are meccas of personal well-being. You must consider incorporating these wonder foods into your life—unless you are allergic, that is. 

For those without allergen sensitivity to the wide variety of hearty nuts in our world, please know that an impressive bounty of bona fide benefits is awaiting.  

There are many nutty facts about these bite-sized snacks out there, but the apex fact is that nutritionists are zealous about the health advantages of ground and tree nuts. Let's shake the notion that these nibbles are unhealthy from their higher fat and calorie count. Here is what you need to know for your health: reasons to eat a handful of nuts every day. 

Nuts May Help You Live a Longer Life  

Science-based health studies suggest that those who eat nuts daily have a lower chance of premature death from any cause—in comparison to non-nut eaters. Mixed nuts contain a group of heart-friendly fatty acids known as monounsaturated fats. Omega-3 fatty acids help lower cholesterol and protect against cardiovascular diseases. Their high level of cell-protecting antioxidants also helps lower the risk of developing cancer. This remarkable risk reduction speaks to the value of these nutritional powerhouses.    

Nuts Are an Ideal Addition to Any Diet  

One of the leading reasons to eat a handful of nuts every day for your health is to help maintain a healthy weight, mind, and body. Almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews, pistachios, macadamias, peanuts, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, you name it—each has its distinct taste and nutritional profiles. Any brain-boosting diet, from vegetarian to keto, can consume their all-time favorite nuts in moderation.  

While nuts are higher in calories, they include good fats that increase metabolism, curb one's appetite and provide a healthier lifestyle. When consuming nuts daily, indulge in unsalted varieties and stick to the serving size.  

Nuts Are Your Allies for Food Satisfaction  

The energy-dense profile of these power-packed nuggets makes them suitable for light snacking or adding to one of your daily meals. You can throw nut butter into a smoothie or utilize almond flour for baking muffins, loaves, or other goods. Toss a good handful of pistachios or walnuts on top of a summer salad for an extra crunch.  

Your choice of nuts provides boosted texture, flavor, and a little extra something many foods need. Whether sweet or savory, nuts' versatile richness in fiber, vitamins, and minerals is a wholesome gift bestowed by mother nature. 

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