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Nuts, Berries And Lots Of Other Healthy Snack Ideas

nuts-and-berries-by-chefranden.jpg Looking for a healthy snack to fill your craving for some munchies?

Try some nuts and berries!

Not exactly what you were hoping for?

Good news: We’ve got lots of other healthy snack options for you today…


Nuts As A Healthy Snack

Nuts have been criticized in the past because of their high fat content.

Guess what? Nuts have monounsaturated fat — the kind that’s good for the heart and helps fend off disease.

A small handful of almonds has magnesium, calcium, and Vitamin E. Plus almonds will help to lower bad cholesterol.

Walnuts are the best nuts of all in terms of disease-fighting, and they also improve brain function.

The benefits of eating a variety of healthy nuts  far outweigh their high caloric content. Moderation is the key to making nuts a great healthy snack to tide you over until meal time.

Here are the top 5 healthiest nuts.

Personally, I’m a ‘grazer’ – I normally eat small and often, and I find that this works well for me. By eating a few small, healthy snacks during the day, you can avoid binge eating when you do finally sit down for lunch, or dinner. ~Dietriffic


Berries As A Healthy Snack

Berries are another great healthy snack.

They’re one of the top 6 foods that heal.

With fruit and vegetables considered the largest portion of a healthy diet, you can snack hearty when it comes to berries. Eat all you want!

Fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are no slouch when it comes to disease prevention either.

Loaded with antioxidants and Vitamin C, berries also help with joint and arthritis problems.

Here are 15 healthy berries for you to eat daily.

When you are choosing fresh berries, make sure you go for the ones that are most fragrant. Berries tell you when they are in their prime! Also, make sure they’re not mushy or overripe. (You can turn the carton over and sneak a peek; if they’re leaking that’s a sure sign they’re over the hill!) Store fresh berries in the fridge on a paper towel in a single layer with another paper towel over the top — so they last longer. Source

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