Power Snacks: Almonds & Walnuts Over Peanuts video
Video DescriptionIn today's Motivational Monday, I reintroduce a healthy snacking favorite of mine that people sometimes grow to avoid because of their high caloric value: nuts! Specifically I talk about almonds and walnuts - two delicious varieties that pack a mean nutritional punch while at the same time, satisfying hunger cravings and providing sustained energy. I recommend avoiding peanuts which have far less of the nutritional values I describe below and are also a common allergen.
Although almonds are indeed high in fat, the fats they contain are monounsaturated, which is the beneficial type. Monounsaturated fats are great for lowering total cholesterol and raising good cholesterol. All good news for your heart and cardiovascular system. Eating almonds regularly, and in moderation, can actually lower your risk of heart disease. Almonds also contain a phytonutrient called Laetrile, which can help prevent cancer.
Power Snacks: Almonds & Walnuts Over Peanuts